She underwent breast explant surgery five days ago.
And former Big Brother star Krystal Hipwell (née Forscutt) unveiled her brand new look in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
The mother of three, 35, looked happy and healthy in the photo as she sported a noticeably flatter chest in a white bra.
Feeling better: Former Big Brother star Krystal Hipwell (née Forscutt) unveiled her brand new look in an Instagram post on Wednesday, a week after having her breast implants removed
She wrote in the caption: ‘Starting to feel more like myself. The pain has been pretty intense these past few days and having three kids stuck at home in lockdown (plus home learning) well it hasn’t exactly been the best timing.’
‘I found the pain was worse than I anticipated, and the balance between taking painkillers to numb the pain but also not wanting to be groggy around the kids has been challenging,’ she continued.
‘I’m really missing picking up my little ones and squeezing them all as tight as I can, but to my surprise I’m actually not missing my implants one bit.’
Now and then: The former Big Brother star, 35, looked happy and health in the photo in which she wore just a white bra. Pictured left this week and right, in 2006
Good call: The reality TV star continued, ‘I’m so glad it’s done and couldn’t be happier with my decision, especially now knowing how bad my rupture was’. Seen here in 2007
Krystal added: ‘I’m so glad it’s done and couldn’t be happier with my decision, especially now knowing how bad my rupture was.
‘Literally feeling like a weight has been lifted off my chest… If you have any questions about my experience feel free to ask away below.’
A day earlier, Krystal had shared a photo on Instagram with her daughter, Nakoda, after revealing she was feeling emotional post-surgery on Monday.
Her original picture saw her lying on her bed in tears, and as captioned: ‘Day 3 post-explant. Today was tough but tomorrow is a new day. Thank you to those checking in on me.
A new start: ‘Literally feeling like a weight has been lifted off my chest,’ concluded the former lads’ magazine pinup girl
‘Today was tough but tomorrow is a new day’: This week Krystal shared a photo of herself crying three days after breast explant surgery
‘I promise I’ll update you all soon. For now, I just need to rest as much as I can.’
Krystal struck a more optimistic tone in her picture with her two-year-old daughter, writing: ‘Feeling slightly more human today…’
‘Feeling slightly more human today’: The former model then put up a black-and-white picture, where she’s seen smiling with her daughter Nakoda, two
The influencer initially gave updates last week from her hospital bed, where she said she was feeling ‘pretty groggy’ but ‘very relieved’ after the surgery.
The day before she was discharged from hospital, Krystal recalled she had a ‘really rough night’ and was now taking ‘every pain killer under the sun’.
She has since been dealing with the pain at home and is currently on the mend.
Done and dusted: The day before she was discharged from hospital, the former Big Brother star recalled that she had a ‘really rough night’ and was now taking ‘every pain killer under the sun’
The reality TV alum decided to have her implants removed after discovering a rupture to her right implant during an ultrasound.
She later exhibited her implants post-surgery in a photo on Instagram, which saw the inserts lying on a hospital table with one completely torn.
‘Can’t believe how bad the rupture actually was,’ she wrote.
‘Can’t believe how bad the rupture actually was’: Krystal exhibited her implants, which were pictured on a hospital table, with one insert clearly ruptured
The model has since recommended an ultrasound for people who are experiencing pain or who have had implants for ‘longer than 10 years’.
‘I got them in 16 years ago. Apparently they are only supposed to be safe for around 10 years, so maybe worth getting an ultrasound for piece of mind,’ she said.
Before going into surgery, Krystal said the removal marked a ‘new chapter’ in her life after getting her implants when she was an impressionable 19-year-old.
Advice: The model has since recommended an ultrasound for people who are experiencing pain or who have had implants in for ‘longer than 10 years’