SHIRLEY BALLAS opened up on her decision to have her breast implants removed during an interview with Lorraine Kelly this morning. The Strictly Come Dancing also spoke about why she had breast implants in the first place and finding confidence after the surgery.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas joined Lorraine this morning to talk about her recent surgery to have her breast implants removed. She was supported by boyfriend Danny Taylor as she opened up on why she had her implants removed and what doctors found when her DD implants were removed.
Revealing why she had them removed, she explained: “I went to get a mammogram and one of the nurses flippantly said to me we can’t really see behind the back of these implants.
“I just decided for health reasons for me i was going to take them out.
“My mother’s elder sister got cancer, then my mother got cancer, then as we speak my mother’s sister is in hospital in critical but stable condition after an operation for cancer.”
Before her surgery, Shirley was shown in a short video looking at photos of herself just after she had implants.
Showing cameras a snap of herself with blonde hair and bigger breasts, she commented: “Now I’m looking back at this picture saying where was your mind. What possessed you to do it?
“I will never blame dancing for the way I feel but there were people in dancing who made me feel uncomfortable.
“I had low self-esteem. I look back now and think what was there to worry about really.”
Speaking in the studio to Lorraine, Shirley said it will take “six to eight weeks” to recover from the surgery.
She added she still has a “lot of work to do on myself” regarding her self-esteem and confidence.
The judge went on to reveal how shocked she was when she learned what had happened to her implants.
“When I saw what Dr Waterhouse took out of my chest, the implants and the capsule around it. What grows around the implant,” Shirley remarked.
“I would never have done it. I had no clue. I did not do enough research. To anyone thinking about doing it, it’s not how it seems to be.
“That’s what made the operation so long. Dr Waterhouse was so thorough. He wanted to make sure he got every ounce of the capsule.
“When I saw the photos it really was quite disturbing what grows inside your chest.”
Strictly Come Dancing contestant Michelle Visage also had her breast implants removed and Shirley revealed she’d had some advice from the Drag Race star.
“I spoke to Michelle briefly where she wished me well and told me to take my time recuperating,” she remarked.
“Woman to woman she just wanted to share how much healthier she felt.”
Speaking of her breasts now, Shirley said: “ It’s quite a difference in bust size, they don’t feel heavy.
“The actual implant had separated from my own boob.”