She underwent a boob job last week after admitting she felt her breasts had become ‘really saggy’.
And Helen Flanagan has now shared an update on day four of recovery, admitting her frustrations over not being able to ‘run around’ as she usually would.
The former Coronation Street star, 32, explained that she is having to take things easy for the next six to eight weeks, but her recovery is going: ‘Really, really well’.
Update: Helen Flanagan has shared her frustrations over ‘not being able to run around’ during recovery from her boob job… but assures fans she is healing ‘really, really well’
Speaking to her 1M followers via Instagram Stories, the screen star explained the struggles of not being able to sleep on your front or shower properly.
Helen told the camera: ‘I’m on day 4 now of recovery. I’ve managed to put some eyebrows and mascara on. So I’m doing OK, last night was my first night where I just really, really couldn’t get comfortable. They say to sleep propped up, but I just couldn’t get comfortable so that wasn’t the best.
‘It’s tricky because you can’t really have a proper shower, so you just have to wash yourself like this [acts out washing arms] so I can’t wait actually for a proper shower.
‘You’re told that you can’t swim or, like, I can’t work out with my personal trainer for six to eight weeks.
Adapting: Speaking to her 1M followers via Instagram Stories, the screen star explained the struggles of not being able to sleep on your front or shower properly
Taking it easy: Explaining lifestyle changes, Helen continued: ‘You’re told that you can’t swim or, like, I can’t work out with my personal trainer for six to eight weeks’
‘Which, to be honest, I’m gonna wait the six weeks because I do want to take my recovery really seriously because I don’t want anything to happen. I don’t think you can have a bath for 6-8 weeks, you have to shower so that obviously, you don’t want to soak the wounds,’ she explained.
Adding her frustration over having more limited mobility, Helen continued: ‘But yeah, I feel fine, obviously it is a bit frustrating because I’m someone who literally just runs around all the time and I do a million things, I just don’t keep still.
‘So it is quite hard obviously not being able to lift the kettle and it’s frustrating not to be able to do stuff like that and whizz around and do my normal things but I know it’s not for long.’
Tough: Adding her frustration over having more limited mobility, Helen continued: ‘But yeah, I feel fine, obviously it is a bit frustrating because I’m someone who literally just runs around all the time and I do a million things, I just don’t keep still’
The actress added that she has extra help this week with her three children; Matilda, seven, Delilah, four, and Charlie, 17 months.
While she assured: ‘But yeah my recovery is going really, really well.’
Helen announced the boob job on Sunday, as she admitted to being ‘really nervous’ to share the news.
While still in recovery, the actress – who split from her footballer fiancé Scott Sinclair in October – claimed she went under the knife in a bid to ‘feel more confident’.
‘They became really saggy!’ Helen announced the boob job on Sunday, as she admitted to being ‘really nervous’ to share the news
She also explained how her decision had been influenced by a reduction in her bust from an E cup to ‘not filling a B cup bra’ caused by breastfeeding her three children.
While holding off from displaying the results, the newly-single star said in the vlog: ‘Hi, so I wanted to pop on here. I’m actually really nervous about sharing this actually but I’ve had a boob job.
‘I had it done on Thursday. Yeah, so I’m in recovery at the moment. I have been really nervous about sharing this, because you always get some, like, not very nice comments or what have you.
Opening up: She also explained how her decision had been influenced by a reduction in her bust from an E cup to ‘not filling a B cup bra’ caused by breastfeeding her three children
Racy: The actress (pictured before surgery) revealed that she went under the knife to feel more confident
‘But yeah, it’s just something that I did for myself, I really wanted to do it for my confidence. I have been really nervous about sharing this. Obviously I very much am for body confidence, and very much for supporting other women, but supporting women in all choices that they decided to do.
‘I think if something really is bothering you, then I think, you know, it’s a good thing to do something about it.
‘I’m on day two of recovery, I’ve literally… my friend just helped me wash my hair and dry it because you can’t actually… you can’t, you can’t shower properly, you have to keep the wounds dry, I have this kind of like, support bra on, and you can’t get it wet.
‘So these Stories are probably going to be quite long so you might want to get yourself comfy, but I’m just going to talk about the whole thing, really.’
Candid: While still in recovery, Helen – who split from Scott in October – claimed she went under the knife in a bid to ‘feel more confident’
Helen confessed she decided on having the operation after becoming a mum to Delilah but waited until she’d welcomed Charlie, since she wanted to have another baby.
She said: ‘I never thought I would have a boob job. I always… I was always like, really, busty, I never thought that I would be someone that would need to have a boob job.
‘Basically, my boobs just changed so much from pregnancy and breastfeeding. And it’s a really tricky one here, because I loved all my breastfeeding journeys. I’m a massive supporter of breastfeeding.
‘I think it’s an amazing experience that you can have your children and I would do it, you know, time and time again. But in total, I probably breastfed for about… I would say about three years.
Speaking out: The former Coronation Street star, 32, admitted she was ‘really nervous’ to share the news but felt she needed the surgery since her breasts ‘became really saggy’
Sultry: The actress has previously shared shots of her in lingerie to her Instagram and revealed she was ‘big and busty’ before having children
‘So Matilda was eight months and I’ve had my babies all kind of like close together. Delilah was 13 months. And yeah, Charlie was 14 months. So it’s all in together really about three years of breastfeeding.
‘I think it’s because I was quite big and busty before. There’s no other nice way, I keep trying to think of a nicer way to say it. But the reason… they just sagged.
‘There’s no nicer way to say it, but they just became really saggy and I can’t think of a better way to say it and it just affected my confidence.
‘When I first Matilda, my boobs were fine. In fact, they went they went smaller, which I really liked. I think my frame change, having children. I’ve always been slim and small but I kind of lost quite a lot of weight from having children.
Under the knife: Helen confessed she decided on having the operation after becoming a mum to Delilah but waited until she’d welcomed Charlie, since she wanted to have another baby
Saucy: Helen (pictured before she went under the knife) revealed that her breasts sagged after her pregnancies
‘I had hyperemesis when I was pregnant and I just lost weight with my kids. I think I went down to maybe about a C cup after breastfeeding Matilda from being like a natural E cup to a C cup and I just kind of felt like it really suited my frame.
‘They didn’t… they didn’t drop a little bit, but they didn’t bother me at all. So I felt fine. I didn’t feel like I needed a boob job after pregnancy with Matilda and feeding Matilda.
‘And then when I fell pregnant with Delilah, obviously through pregnancy, I felt totally confident. And I breastfed Delilah for 13 months. And I really, really, really, really, really noticed the difference.
‘I really, really, really don’t want to be getting messages from other women saying that I’m not supporting breastfeeding because I really am, like breastfeeding is amazing. I will do it time and time again.
Safe hands: Helen said: ‘I went with Pall Mall. I’ve heard amazing things about Pall Mall from lots of my other mum friends that have had boob jobs. I went with the lovely Mr. Hussain’
‘It’s so special for bonding. I loved my feeding journeys and would not change it for the world. I’m just being honest about it, yeah, because I just breastfed for such a long time and I’ve had three children close together.
‘With Delilah, I had for 14 months and then I noticed a real difference. I loved the size of them. I went down to a B cup. And I loved being small because I feel like it suited the rest of my frame because I’m like natural size six, so I felt like it suited my body.
‘But again, it was just they dramatically… I think it’s the right word, the breast tissue like it really did sag and yeah, I just, I remember being in the shower and being like, “Oh, wow, like, what is this?”
‘So I remember thinking I, you know, I do want to have a boob job, but I knew that I wasn’t done having children, I really knew that there was still another baby in me and I wanted to have my children close together.
Surprise: Helen showed off her cleavage pre-enhancement during a recent spa day
‘And I remember talking about,”Oh, I want to have another baby,” and Charlie was a surprise. So I did have, obviously Charlie and I knew that after feeding Charlie that I would go and have a boob job.
‘So I fed Charlie for 14 months and my boobs, they weren’t much different, really, from feeding Delilah afterwards, it was just feeding Delilah really that kind of….
‘And yeah, I wanted them done. I finished feeding… end of May, early June. And I was told I had to wait six months after breastfeeding till I could have a boob job.
‘I was a bit disappointed because I remember I filmed something early autumn that I wanted to have my boobs done for, to feel more confident.
‘But yeah, it’s just been the right time really January, because there’s not so much going on. And it’s a good time to recover. The kids are with Scott and his mum and I miss them so much.
Beach babe: Helen, pictured on the beach in the past, told her followers that she will keep them updated on her Instagram
Tearful: Helen took to her Instagram Stories on Friday as she opened up about no longer breastfeeding Charlie
‘I get them back tomorrow. Well, when I post these, it will be today, so I get them back. All I wanted to do was cuddle Charlie, I know I can’t cuddle them for a little while with recovery.
‘But I’m gonna keep you all updated about my recovery. So I went with Pall Mall. I’ve heard amazing things about Pall Mall from lots of my other mum friends that have had boob jobs. I was gonna go with them anyway but they contacted me.
‘I went with the lovely Mr. Hussain. He’s such a lovely man. I went through many consultations because I was really nervous about this. And basically what I wanted is… I wanted to keep quite small because I felt like it kind of suits my frame. But I just basically wanted them lifted. I wanted them up.
‘I don’t know if I’m explaining it correctly, but I just had an implant, he said that… because I think to uplift it would be a bit would be more of an operation so we tried basically just putting the implant in to lift.
Mummy: The actress was taking part in a candid Q&A session with her 1M followers when she made the candid admission
‘I had to basically, because my boobs were naturally big before, I had to go with a similar implant to kind of fill out all that skin.
‘But we went for something that basically would suit my frame. I went for 340 So yeah, I’m on day two recovery. The nurses were absolutely lovely.
‘Yeah, it was great. I did stay in overnight just to see how I’m feeling and have rest. Keep on top of any kind of like, pain medication that I might need. You know, just
‘And yeah, I feel okay, obviously, I’ve not been able to do much at all really. I’ve just been chatting to my friends a lot, FaceTiming the kids, tried to eat like a lot of protein or eat a lot of healthy food.
‘Actually just been binge watching Footballers’ Wives to be honest. It’s the best on ITVX, so yeah, I’m just gonna keep you all updated.
Honesty: She then went on to tell he followers how much she loved breastfeeding and the bond it creates between mother and child and gushed about the feeling of empowerment when feeding in public
‘I like to share my life on here, I like to be as honest as I can. I was nervous because people can be unkind. I’m very much for supporting other women and the choices that they decide to do, and supporting other women.
‘I feel passionately about breastfeeding. I don’t regret breastfeeding at all. I would always do it again and I love that. I just wanted to be honest about my experiences because other women might be able to relate to me. But yeah, I’ll keep you updated with my recovery,’ the star concluded.
Helen took to her Instagram Stories on Friday as she opened up about no longer breastfeeding Charlie.
The actress was taking part in a candid Q&A session with her 1M followers when she made the candid admission.
‘Kids with their daddy’: It comes after she spoke out about co-parenting with for the first time following her October split from the footballer (Scott pictured with their three children)
The soap star shared a tearful selfie when revealing she had stopped breastfeeding and was emotional knowing that her son would likely be her ‘last baby’.
When she was asked if she still breastfeeds Helen said: ‘No x I finished feeding Charlie at 14 months. It’s so emotional when you stop feeding I think it’s because it’s highly likely Charlie is my last baby’.
‘It took a good two months to get Charlie off the boob and I had to get help with that’.
Before adding: ‘I finished feeding on our summer holiday to Dubai but I had a fun child free trip planned that I needed Charlie to be off the boob for so I looked at the positives’.
She then went on to tell he followers how much she loved breastfeeding and the bond it creates between mother and child and gushed about the feeling of empowerment when feeding in public.
She said she found the process easy with Charlie and Delilah but struggled with eldest Matilda.
She penned: ‘I was told my latch wasn’t right, I had no confidence I was being so overwhelmed with being a mum anyway and shocked, I’d never even changed a nappy before.’
Going on to say: ‘I was lucky my mum strayed with me for a week until my milk came in with Matilda and I found nipples shields a real life saver’.
Complicated: Although she is ‘not open’ to the idea of them getting back together, Helen wants to have a harmonious relationship, it has been claimed