Botched boob jobs up by 30% a year in the UK
The number of British women suffering botched breast implant surgeries has increased by a shocking 30 per cent in a year, figures have revealed.
Figures from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency showed that surgeons received 173 complaints last year up from 135 in 2007, reports the News of the World.
Health watchdogs are recording three complaints a week about dodgy boob jobs. Problems included implants leaking, bursting or hardening which causes painful swelling.
Office worker Lisa, from Morecambe, Lancs, 35, travelled to a clinic in Tunisia to boost her bust from a 34A to a 34D saving 1,500 pounds on what the procedure would cost in Britain. However, it went wrong and her boobs were left horribly misshapen.
“Bargain basement surgery cost me my looks. My breasts met in the middle”, News of the World quoted her as saying.
Lisa has since paid £5,000 for reconstructive surgery in the UK and is battling for compensation from the foreign clinic.
Single mum Ali Chapman, 42, from Southampton, suffered a burst boob after two botched ops at the same place.
“I knew something was wrong because my left breast felt really uncomfortable. Then I felt a ping and my boob had exploded”, Ali said.
“I’m facing a long recovery before a surgeon can even contemplate operating on my ruined breasts. My advice is save up and have surgery in the UK. Don’t end up like me and Lisa – butchered and broke”, she added.
One surgeon, Adrian Richards of Aurora Clinics, said the rise in complaints was partly down to more breast implant surgery being conducted. 30,000 women went under the knife last year.