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Breast decision Today FM DJ Jessica Maciel opens up about decision to get Turkish boob job

"I've never had Botox, I've never had fillers. But since I was a teenager I was in this cycle of waiting for my boobs to come in or to take shape"


Jessica Maciel

Jessica Maciel

Jessica Maciel

Today FM DJ Jessica Maciel has opened up about her decision to get a Turkish boob job.

The Dubliner, who flew to Turkey October 2021 for breast augmentation, confessed that after years of “waiting for [her] boobs to come in” she bit the bullet and decided to undergo plastic surgery.

“I've never had Botox, I've never had fillers. But since I was a teenager I was in this cycle of waiting for my boobs to come in or to take shape,” she told Evoke.ie.

“But when I got to my mid-twenties I just thought this is it; this what they're going to be like.”

The radio star, who runs a tattoo studio with her husband Fernando, said that she was uncomfortable with a lot of clothes before her boob job.

“I was never super skinny and because I had no boobs, nothing fit me correctly.”

“I could never fill anything out, I couldn't wear the clothes I wanted, I always had to wear a bra because of the shape of them and how they sat, they just weren't nice,” she said.

Jess said that the pandemic gave her an opportunity to consider her life and how she was going to make herself happier. It was this that ultimately led her to decide on surgery.

“I didn't know anything about Turkey, but I did a lot of research and decided it was where I wanted to go. I didn't approach any doctors over here though; I thought if I threw doctors here in the mix I was going to be so confused. My gut told me to stick to my plans.”

“As soon as I said I was going, I couldn't believe the amount of people - some I knew but some I didn't, who had so many questions.”

She documented her experience on TikTok and says that the younger generation are very supportive.

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“They were far more supportive on the likes of Tik Tok saying 'good on ya'; but I know there were a few older people who were all like 'why would you do that to yourself' once they heard.”

During her time in Turkey, Jess stayed at a villa with other patients.

“It's absolutely not a holiday, from the minute you land you're in someone else's hands.”

“I only left the villa one day during the entire week and I was out for just an hour before I had to go back.”

She said that she forged a good relationship with the clinic over WhatsApp before she went abroad.

“The clinic I went to operate over WhatsApp so everything is really instant and they're really active. My consultation happened seven months before I left and there was a whole preparation to me going over.”

“The doctor went through everything so thoroughly, and even since surgery I can call him anytime about anything, even a few weeks ago when I was sick and they are back to me within 10 minutes.”

“But you do have to be realistic. If there is a big problem, you may end up having to have another surgery or something.”

“At the end of the day you're having surgery and there is always a risk.”

Five months after the procedure, Jess is finally feeling recovered.

“I've just literally started sleeping without a sports bra in the last few days. The recovery feels quite long because you're in a surgical bra for a long time and it was so uncomfortable.”

“I could have taken it off sooner but I didn't because I was still get nagging pains and muscle cramps and that was freaking me out!'”

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