I used to hate my breasts — I was always the flat-chested girl in the gym class. Now I can’t wait to show them off!

Katie, 21

“There’s always one, isn’t there? Wriggling into her training bra
and shirt under her school sports kit so no-one sees an inch of
flesh. That was me. And I was still doing it at the gym last
year.

I was always the flat-chested girl, the one curvy friends would
moan to about diets. I’d just sit there, crossing my arms over my
lack of chest, and wishing I could put on a few pounds so my
A-cups might fill out.

I used to hate my breasts. Not that they really were breasts –
there was more nipple than anything else. And sometimes, after a
few glasses of wine, I’d speak out about it. The worst thing was
the way the girls would just laugh at me and say that I should
make the most of not having to wear a bra. Or that models have
flat chests, and I should be grateful!

Truth is, I felt horrible – unfeminine, boyish, shy. And after my
Nan passed away and left me some money, I decided to do something
about it. She’d always said women should make their own choices,
and follow their dreams, so I did…

My surgeon recommended staying quite small – a C-cup – so they
would fit my frame, but I did go for a round implant. It means
they look very pert, and though quite natural-looking when
covered up, they’re very impressive in a bikini!

It was an amazing boost, and my friends all say I’m much more
outgoing. I think feeling confident about my body has spilled
over into other areas of my life too – I landed a new job a
couple of months ago, and I don’t know if shy ‘old me’ would have
been up to the tough interviews.”

We’re sharing these stories to help you make an informed decision about surgery. Your personal results will depend on your natural breasts, frame and individual circumstances. Changing your shape can make a big difference to your confidence, but remember surgery can only change the size and shape of your breasts.
The rest is up to the new, more shapely you.