Botched boob job leaves woman with swollen, bruised breasts after implants she was told would ‘last a lifetime’ rupture years later
- Susan Calvert wanted bigger boobs because she ‘looked like a boy’
- But she didn’t research surgeon because she rushed into op
- She was told implants would last a lifetime
- But years later they ruptured leaving her with painful, lopsided breasts
By Lucy Waterlow Daily Mail PUBLISHED:22 July 2013
Support worker Susan Calvert, 39, from Sunderland, had a boob job in her early twenties and was told her implants would ‘last a lifetime’.
Explaining why she wanted surgery in the first place, she said: ‘All my friends had bigger boobs. I would put something on and I would look like a boy.’
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‘You don’t feel like one of the girls when you don’t have big boobs. I got to the point where I had to have something done.’
However, the look she was promised would last a lifetime only in fact lasted 15 years – after which time the implants ruptured leaving her with painful, swollen breasts.
Susan shares her story on Botched Up Bodies, the Channel 5 series that returns to TV screens evening.
Plastic surgery is booming in the UK, with hundreds of thousands of operations performed and millions of pounds spent.
This has also led to a rise in bogus practices and botched operations like that experienced by Susan.
She said: ‘I didn’t do any research. I just wanted to get them done and have lovely boobs. I was told once they were in they were in for life.
‘But they started to feel really hard and I got discoloration and bruising under the breasts. When I went to hospital, I was told the implants had ruptured and the silicone was leaking and the only treatment was removal.’
The Channel 5 documentary series follows Britain’s top plastic surgeons as they work to repair surgical disasters.
Despite her previous problems, Susan decided she didn’t want to give up having bigger breasts for good so asked the doctors to remove and replace her implants.
She shows off the results in tonight’s episode, which also follows 49-year-old Stephen Dockrell as he seeks to be free of the huge sack of excess skin left after a gastric bypass.
Meanwhile Darren Mills, a 44-year-old scaffolder from Bristol, needs help to repair his managed mouth after a trip to Asia to get a perfect smile left him with terrible teeth.
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