30 year old Olivia Mullarkey is a Recruitment Coordinator from London. Having had a breast enlargement procedure 5 years ago she has never looked back. Here’s why …
Q Why did you decide to have a breast enlargement?
I always wanted bigger boobs, in fact I still do. I was very self conscious about how I looked and I knew having a breast enlargement would make me feel better about myself. I finally decided to have it done after a close friend had hers done. I was so impressed with how real they looked and felt that it confirmed my decision to get them done.
Q What was your original bra size and what is your bra size now?
I was a 30C before. After the operation they went up to a 30E but since having a child they have changed.
I went up to G cup whilst I was lactating but unfortunately they have deflated back to an E. I have quite a bit of extra skin now so if I had the money, I would definitely go a bit bigger.
Q How did medical professionals respond to your request when you first approached them?
I spoke to my GP before I had the procedure as I decided to have mine done in Belgium. I wanted to make sure I would get after care if needed. My doctor was fine about it and told me to come in any time if I had any problems.
Q Do you ever find that people judge you for choosing to have a breast enlargement?
Yeah definitely. But it doesn’t bother me at all.
Q Have there been any health repercussions for having a breast enlargement? If so, how do you combat them?
I haven’t had any, thank God. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to breast feed but luckily I was able to, as I had the implants under my muscles.
Q Did you find that your bra choices changed once you went bigger?
Yes, I found it so much easier to buy bras once I had the op. However, I find it more difficult now as there isn’t much of a range for my current size.
Q What qualities do you look for when selecting lingerie?
Definitely comfort and support first. I do like matching underwear but can’t always get sets in my size so I tend to buy a lot of black.
Q There is an underlying idea that bigger breasts attract men. Do you think that is true? If so, have they been the type of men that you are looking for?
To be honest I think I get more attention now because I am more confident. The boobs obviously help.
Q If you could have, would you have liked to have the work done earlier in life?
Yes. I would have had them done in my teens if I could have.
Q What advice would you give to young women considering a breast enlargement?
It’s not something you should rush out and do. You really need to think about it and do a lot of research. I contacted a lady called Linda Briggs. She researches Cosmetic procedures around the World. Her website had great information and she was able to put me in contact with other women who had already had breast enlargements with the same surgeon I had chosen.
I knew I had made the right decision as it was all I thought about for years.
My confidence grew so much and clothes looked a lot better on me.
Since having my breast enlargement, my sister and two of my friends decided to have theirs done too, with the same surgeon. 4 other friends also had theirs done but they decided to have their procedures done inLondon.