Katherine Ryan regrets breast implants and wants them removed

Katherine Ryan has said her breast implants are so 'noughties'. (Getty Images)
Katherine Ryan has said her breast implants are so 'noughties'. (Getty Images)

Katherine Ryan has said she is planning to have her breast implants removed as she thinks they are an outdated trend of the noughties.

The 38-year-old comedian — who welcomed son Frederick in June — said pregnancy and breastfeeding had delayed her plans to have her breast augmentation surgery reversed, as she is no longer happy with them.

Ryan told The Observer: “The only thing that’s preventing me from getting them out now is finding the time. I was pregnant for 18 months and now I’m breastfeeding. But now I think they were such an emblem of the noughties — they’re like a lower-back tattoo.”

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But the All That Glitters presenter admitted that as a teenager she thought cosmetic surgery was aspirational and she loved her implants when she first got them.

READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Comedian Katherine Ryan headlines a set on the Alternative stage during Reading Festival 2021 at Richfield Avenue on August 27, 2021 in Reading, England.  (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
Katherine Ryan said she used to view cosmetic surgery as aspiratonal. (Getty Images)

She said: "When I was in high school, I certainly knew about plastic surgery and I valued being beautiful. I thought plastic surgery was an aspirational, very Hollywood thing that rich people could do.

"I thought it was so amazing that they could change the way they looked with science. I had a checklist of surgeries, all part of my plan for becoming a nice girl who’s pretty and tanned. I wanted to alter things, not for any deep dark body dysmorphia. Just… curiosity. I wanted to be feminine, and I wanted to be liked. So I got breast implants. And they were great.”

The Canadian comedian also defended working at Hooters, an American restaurant chain where the female staff are known being objectified by their tight-fitting uniforms, and calling herself a feminist.

Speaking about setting an example to her 12-year-old daughter Violet she said: "Violet might look at me and say, ‘Why work at Hooters, that’s not very feminist?’

 Katherine Ryan and Bobby Kootstra welcomed a son earlier this year. (Getty Images)
Katherine Ryan and Bobby Kootstra welcomed a son earlier this year. (Getty Images)

"Well, I was just living in the world that I was in, and it was different. And we didn’t have smartphones, Violet, and this was still acceptable. It’s not like I was misbehaving – that’s what the world was.”

Ryan welcomed her second child after confirming she was pregnant this summer. In April 2020 she shared on her podcast Telling Everybody Everything that she had experienced a miscarriage.

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Ryan is married to Bobby Kootstra, who was her high school sweetheart, but they went their separate ways after breaking-up in their teens. The comedian moved to the UK to pursue her career and ended up becoming a mother to 12-year-old Violet.

She reunited with businessman Kootstra 20 years later on a visit to her home town and they entered into a civil partnership in 2019 with a ceremony in Denmark.

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