A receptionist has spent £26,000 on six boob jobs to boost her AA breasts to a ‘perfect’ G cup.
Janey Byrne, 50, from Lincoln, East Midlands, said she has risked her life a total of six times in a bid to get the chest she has always wanted.
She had her first boob job in 2005, after her husband Dave, also 50, joked that her 36AA bosom made her look like a man.
After a string of disaster implants, either because they were botched, ruptured, or her body ‘rejected’ them, Mrs Byrne said she regretted ever going under the knife.
However, she only lasted six months after her most recent implant removal in 2017 before getting the urge to have another set.
She hopes to regain her confidence after being too disgusted to look in the mirror at her breasts that had been left saggy from all the surgery.
Janey Byrne, 50, from Lincoln, East Midlands, has now been under the knife five times, after a string of operations to either replace or remove implants that were botched or ruptured
Janey Byrne, 50, from Lincoln, East Midlands, said she has risked her life a total of six times in a bid to get the chest she has always wanted. Pictured after a correction surgery in 2015 when Mrs Byrne’s implants were replaced, taking her to an F cup for £4,500
She had her first boob job in 2005, after her husband Dave, also 50, joked that her 36AA bosom made her look like a man. Pictured before
Mrs Byrne now has G cup breasts after her sixth, and hopefully final, boob job
Mrs Byrne said: ‘I had always disliked my boobs so finally plucked up the courage in 2005 to get them done.
‘I’m very tall and of an athletic build, so I wanted to get a boob job to make me look and feel more feminine.’
Mrs Byrne took the plunge after a comment from her husband.
WHAT WAS THE PIP SCANDAL?
French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), which is now out of business, was found to have made silicon breast implants using silicon intended for mattresses, not for medical use.
PIP implants were withdrawn from use in the UK in 2010, but by it is estimated 47,000 woman had the implants before this happened.
20,000 women sued the company responsible for testing the implants – TUV Rheinland – and were awarded £2,600 each.
PIP implants are not though to pose any serious health risk, but are two to six times more likely to rupture.
If they rupture they should be removed because they can become misshapen and cause pain, swelling and enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit.
The NHS does not recommend women having PIP implants removed unless they are problematic – women can discuss the implants with their surgeon if they are concerned.
Most PIP implants were used in private clinics and hospitals, but a small number were given in NHS operations for women who had breast cancer surgery.
She said: ‘One day, Dave was stood behind me in the mirror – he put his hands on my breasts, and said “you look like a man!”
‘I know Dave has always been a bit of a boob man, but it wasn’t something he’d brought up before – I was shocked.
‘I was absolutely gutted, I was so, so upset by it. It made me feel so unattractive and manly – if I wore a dress I felt like a man in drag.’
Mrs Byrne was affected by the PIP scandal in 2012, in which thousands of women were found to have breast implants using silicon intended for mattresses, not for medical use.
She said: ‘My friend was found to have toxic implants so on a whim thought to get mine checked too.
‘I got the shocking news that mine were in fact toxic too and there was the chance of me being poisoned.
‘My bad luck continued, when my next set of implants they were put in badly making the skin on my chest really, really tight.’
Mrs Byrne was taken from a B cup to an E cup, something she said she ‘never wanted’.
She claims her breasts were left tight and painful and she couldn’t move her arms properly.
She said: ‘I then had to pay extra money to get them corrected.’
Mrs Byrne said: ‘I’m very tall and of an athletic build, so I wanted to get a boob job to make me look and feel more feminine’. Pictured in 1983
Mrs Byrne was shocked at her husband’s ‘throw away comment’ about her breasts 13 years ago but doesn’t blame him for her ordeal
Mrs Byrne had her sixth set of implants in June 2018 (pictured)
Mrs Byrne has undergone six breast surgeries in total due to a range of different complications that needed correcting.
From 2005, her cup size has slowly crept up from her natural AA to a G in the hopes of becoming ‘more feminine’.
Her third implants were too large, and her fourth and fifth ones ruptured due to her body rejecting them.
Mrs Byrne said: ‘At one point, my husband even had to sell his BMW to get £4,000 to help pay for one of my procedures.’
After having her implants removed in 2017, Mrs Byrne said she regretted her procedures and they had ‘ruined her life’. Pictured, her scars are pictured before her sixth surgery
Mrs Byrne has undergone six breast surgeries in total due to a range of different complications that needed correcting. Pictured in 2012 after having her implants removed
WHEN WERE JANE BYRNE’S BOOB JOBS?
2005: First boob job to go from AA to B – £4,000
2012: Toxic implants replaced and uplift from B to E – £5,000
2015: Implants replaced again. Mrs Byrne wanted D, but was given F – £4,500. She received £1,000 back in compensation.
2015: Implants replaced again taking her from an F to D – £5,500
2017: Implants removed after doctors discovered they were ruptured. Uplift to go to a B – £2,500 discount price.
2018: Implants put back in after six months of having none – £4,500
Mrs Byrne noticed her boobs were wonky in 2016, and so she went back to her surgeon who suggested an uplift. When she went under the knife in February 2017, he discovered her implants had ruptured again.
Mrs Byrne had the implants removed, leaving her in agonising pain while her body recovered.
She said at the time: ‘I never wanted mega huge boobs to begin with, it was Dave who pushed it – but now my boobs are just scarred, and I hate looking at myself – I wish I’d just stayed how I was.
‘Boob jobs have ruined my life, and I wish I’d never had it done to begin with.’
But in June 2018, Mrs Byrne had her sixth set of implants, and hopes this will be her final boob job.
Mrs Byrne said: ‘I’m so pleased I’ve got my implants back in – despite the years of drama I’ve endured.
Mrs Byrne first had a boob job in 2005 (pictured on her phone before). She was affected by the PIP scandal in which thousands of women’s implants were found to have implants made out of silicone intended for mattresses, not for medical use
Mrs Byrne, pictured after having her implants removed, said: ‘The six months I went without any implants last year was horrible as I had no self-confidence at all’
Mrs Byrne added that she has spent a lot of money but it was worth it to help her confidence. Her husband once had to sell his BMW to pay for the costs of her breast surgery
‘The six months I went without any implants last year was horrible as I had no self-confidence at all.
‘I ended up booking an appointment at Spire Hospital in Hull begging to have them back in.
‘That was seven months ago and everything seems to be looking okay – let’s hope it stays that way.’
Mrs Byrne added that she has spent a lot of money but it was worth it to help her confidence.
She said in 2017: ‘To Dave, saying I looked like a man might have been a throw away comment, which he says it doesn’t remember, but it stuck with me and kick started 13 years of hell – it’s been one drama after another.
‘I don’t blame Dave for any of this, I know he loves me and wants me to be happy.’
After all her mainly failed surgeries, she added: ‘I strongly advice other women to do their research.’