Millie Mackintosh has revealed that she had a breast enhancement three months ago after being accused of having a ‘secret boob job’ by cruel trolls.
The Made In Chelsea star, 33, has opened up for the first time about why she decided to undergo the procedure, saying she is ‘thrilled’ with the results.
She insisted she had ‘no intention’ of hiding the fact that she underwent a breast enlargement as she spoke about the surgery in an open letter published in Grazia.
A breast enhancement, also known as a boob job, is when implants are inserted into the breasts to increase their size or change their shape.
Millie said she had been accused of ‘secretly’ undergoing the procedure by ‘cruel’ trolls, claiming they had ‘outed’ her with their harsh comments.
Candid: Millie Mackintosh (pictured before and after) revealed she had a breast enhancement three months ago after being accused of having a ‘secret boob job’ by cruel trolls
Happy: The Made In Chelsea star, 33, has opened up for the first time about why she decided to undergo the procedure, saying she is ‘thrilled’ with the results
She said: ‘I was under no illusion it would go unnoticed, and I had no intention of concealing the choice I had made, with the full support of my family and after a lot of research.’
‘Being in the public eye is a double-edged sword! No matter which approach I take – being honest or secretive (and of course getting outed) – someone will always have something to say,’ she went on.
‘I personally feel it’s more harmful to have tweakments / procedures and then lie and pretend the results are achievable naturally.’
Millie said she felt it was important to address the speculation around whether she had undergone an enhancement, rather than ‘hide’ from it.
She gushed that she is thrilled with the results and said she didn’t want to hide how happy she is about her ‘extremely well-informed’ decision.
Speaking about why she wanted the enhancement, Millie said it has helped her to reconnect with herself from before she breastfed her kids – Sienna, two, and Aurelia, 18 months – who she shares with husband Hugo Taylor.
She said she has long been self-conscious about her breasts and has always vowed to get a boob job, before deciding it was the right time to do so after she had her two children.
Millie said she had the boob job to improve her self-confidence and said she feels like herself again after undergoing the procedure back in February.
Honest: She insisted she had ‘no intention’ of hiding the fact that she had a breast enhancement procedure as she spoke about the surgery (pictured before and after)
Proud: She gushed that she is thrilled with the results and said she didn’t want to hide how happy she is about her ‘extremely well-informed’ decision
The reality star also told how she has received some ‘cruel’ comments from trolls on social media since the procedure and admitted the messages had hurt her feelings.
She also slammed people for claiming she isn’t a ‘feminist’ because of her decision to have cosmetic surgery, arguing that feminism should be about freedom of choice.
In the UK, breast implants are not usually available on the NHS, apart from some special circumstances, for example if someone has very uneven breasts.
Breast enlargement surgery usually costs around £3,500 to £8,000, which does not include the cost of any consultations or follow-up care, according to the NHS.
Her surgery comes after Millie marked seven months sober in March after going alcohol-free to improve her mental health.
Marking the milestone, Millie took to Instagram to share that she had made the decision last year to improve her ‘anxiety levels’ as they had become ‘really high’.
During an Instagram Q&A on Wednesday, Millie answered the question ‘what made you go alcohol free?’
Recording her response, she shared: ‘So I have been alcohol free for seven months.
‘And it was a decision I made because I wanted to improve my mental health and in particular my anxiety levels which were really high, particularly after having the second baby coming out of lockdown.
‘So I stopped drinking in August and honestly it has just had so many positive changes.
Making changes: Her surgery comes after Millie marked seven months sober in March after going alcohol-free to improve her mental health
Mental health: Marking the milestone, Millie took to Instagram to share that she had made the decision last year to improve her ‘anxiety levels’ as they had become ‘really high’
‘Yes at the beginning it was hard. I did find it difficult socially and at social events because it’s like a habit if you’re used to having a drink. So it felt a bit weird and a bit awkward but I got past that kind of by month three.
‘And honestly the benefits just outweigh any of that and it makes it so worth it and I just feel better every day that goes by.’
Speaking out on her decision last August, she told followers at the time: ‘I had a breakthrough in therapy and decided to stop drinking alcohol, I didn’t want to admit it but it’s a huge trigger for my anxiety.
‘It has an instant negative effect on my mental health and right now I’m focused on feeling my best, finding happiness in my life and not trying to escape from it,’ she added.