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Meg Matthews says having her breast implants removed has made her very happy.
The Britpop ‘It’ girl made the revelation on Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time, after being asked what puts a smile on her face.
“This is quite a funny one,” she replied. “I want to say taking my fake boobs out.”
Back in the ’90s, Noel Gallagher’s ex-wife had her boobs enlarged from a B cup to a DD.
“I loved them!” exclaimed Matthews. “I changed them four times – bigger, smaller, tear drop, whatever. All sorts.”
Fellow podcast guest Davinia Taylor was the inspiration for Meg to have hers removed. She told Meg that once hers had been taken out she felt so much better. Not only did she drop a dress size, but her brain fog and constant anger disappeared.
“I liken it to when you get a splinter in your finger and your body does its best to push it out – it swells up around it,” explained Taylor. “Can you imagine two plastic things next to your major organs? Your body's going to do everything it can to circumnavigate it,” Davinia said.
“You've literally got plastic in your body and your body's going to go, ‘this isn't right. Let's push it out. Let's send antibodies there’.”
The former Hollyoaks star, who’s boob job was inspired by Pamela Anderson, decided to have hers removed when she was breastfeeding her youngest son Jude, now aged 3.
“I was breastfeeding him and he wouldn't feed off the right breast, but he would feed off the left” she told Kate.
“When I got them taken out, it turns out the right one was ruptured. I wouldn't have known that at all unless I'd had taken them out because they didn't look swollen. I wasn't feeling any pain. I just felt nothing except 'blurgh' and flu-ey and I had a cold as well. Constantly.”
Feeling better isn’t the only plus to having their natural boobs back! The pair also said having smaller boobs makes clothes look much better.
“It's so much easier to dress, isn't it?” commented Davinia, who also said she felt sorry for Katie Price with her huge breast implants.
“She was so beautiful, so good looking,” she said. “I'm just looking at this poor girl… It's like these massive boobs just making her look strange and huge.”
Meg said more and more women are following their lead and removing their implants. She said: “Now the FDA are saying that they're banning textured boobs – so it’s started to change a lot. I was speaking to a couple of plastic surgeons and they take out more boobs now than they put in in the UK.”
Asked if she would recommend a boob job to her model daughter Anais, Matthews replied “No, no, no. She's not as stupid as us!”
Hear Meg Matthews and Davinia Taylor chat about being honest parents, life in the ‘90s and more on this week’s episode of White Wine Question Time out on Friday. Available on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.