An Irish glamour model’s pursuit of larger breasts has resulted in some nasty side effects, she recently admitted.
Ava Van Rose – whose real name is Bridget Byrne – says she is willing to get another boob enlargement in order to be the ‘most memorable Irish celebrity possible’, even though the skin around her breasts is ‘ripping’.
Byrne, a mum-of-three from Dublin, took to the American reality TV show Botched to explain why she felt her enhanced breasts were still too small.
The 26-year-old has undergone surgery for cosmetic purposes numerous times. She’s had two boob jobs, two procedures on her bum, as well as liposuction on her tummy and back, DublinLive reports.
In a controversial statement stereotyping mums everywhere, Byrne said the expensive procedures – including breast augmentation – are all in the name of avoiding ‘looking like a mum’…
Whatever ‘looking like a mum’ means.
The mother-of-three said:
I don’t want to look like a mum. I don’t want to look like I’ve had a baby. I don’t find the ‘mum bod’ attractive, it’s not my thing. I’m not frumpy. I’m thin and fabulous and that’s the way I want to stay.
Byrne, whose Instagram bio reads ‘reality star tv personality’, also hopes her surgical alterations will boost her public profile.
Already boasting 151,000 followers on the picture-sharing platform, Byrne often encourages her followers to be body positive and to avoid judging a book by its cover, via copious hashtags.
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My goal is to be the most memorable Irish celebrity possible. You’re not going to look at some average basic b***h walking down the road on a daily basis.
It’s a big deal for me to have my body look on point because I take pictures. I want to go larger.
But her career goals are resulting in some unexpected side effects, such as skin ripping from the weight and size of her implants.
The model explained:
I’m starting to get a ripping effect on the side of my breasts.
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This photo was taken exactly 1 year today i was so genuinely happy iv achieved so much in that one year and for every person I've met along the way I'm extremely grateful I've had such wonderful experiences best year of my life ❤ looking forward to the future hope this year turns out to be as amazing 🌹 #gorgeous #glamourmodel #realitystar #loveyourself #liveyourlife #brunettegirl #beautiful #qoutesoftheday #queen #highlife #happy #brunettegirl #dontjudgeabookbyitscover #lilmomma #lipstick #boobjob #lips #curvygirl #irraplaceable #irishgirl #instagramers #instagood #instaglam #instagorgeous #instadaily #instaday
It’s not for me or you to judge what Byrne decides to do with her body – although it must be hard for her loved ones to see her pursuit for aesthetic alterations put her in harm’s way.
Indeed, some experts do worry the growing trend for extreme plastic surgeries can be read as signs of body dysmorphic tendencies.
One 2007 study published in the Journal of Psychiatry states body dysmorphia occurs in up to one percent of the general population, but appears to be much more prevalent in patients seeking cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgeries like those Byrne has undergone are not a new phenomenon – neither is the instinct to want to enhance your natural looks.
But these days we are subjected to more unrealistic beauty ideals than ever before, and some worry they are having a negative impact on patients’ mental health.
UNILAD spoke to Dr. Esho of The ESHO Clinic in London, a cosmetic surgeon who coined the term ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’ after a number of patients came to him asking if he could help them look like filtered versions of themselves.
The consequences of so-called Snapchat surgeries undertaken without due care and attention are physically brutal and emotionally scarring for patients, according to Esho, who believes you ‘should always aim to be yourself’.
Dr Esho told UNILAD:
With filtered images it was even more of a cause for greater concern as many believed these changes to their face with filters at a click of button were so easy, this would be the case in real life.
This is a very unrealistic and also dangerous expectation, as it trivialises procedures which are potentially high risk and it also sets up patients to live with unrealistic expectations of how they see themselves physically.
Some experts in the field even claim cosmetically enhancing your looks is an addictive pursuit. Still, if Byrne’s happy and aware she’s perpetrating some pretty unrealistic beauty ideals…
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A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.