Shirley Ballas has warned women to avoid boob jobs after she underwent a gruelling procedure to have her DD breast implants removed following a cancer scare.
The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 59, revealed that she has ignored doctors' orders and will return to the judging panel on Saturday night just days after the four-and-a-half-hour procedure to go back to her natural A cup.
In a new candid interview, Shirley urged women to do their research before having the procedure and admitted that she thought her ex-husband, Corky, who she split from in 2007, would find her 'more desirable' if she had the DD implants.
Taking action: Shirley Ballas has warned women to avoid boob jobs after she underwent a gruelling procedure to have her DD breast implants removed following a cancer scare
Shirley told The Sun: 'Do your research about the implants. I did not do mine. I thought if I put them in I’d look better and my husband would think of me as more desirable.
'I made this choice many years ago not understanding what I was really doing, except telling myself I didn’t look good enough.'
Shirley went onto explain that she spent the gruelling four and a half hours under the knife having her implants removed, and said she's happy that she's reverted back to her natural size.
The judge went onto say she's gone against doctor's orders by planning to return to the Strictly panel this Saturday.
She added: 'I have stuck to all of Dr Waterhouse’s rules apart from one, which was: "Don’t go to work on Saturday!"'
No waiting: The Strictly Come Dancing judge, 59, said she has ignored doctors' orders and will return to the judging panel on Saturday, just days after the four-and-a-half-hour procedure
Shirley said that since the procedure she's already starting to feel better. as she began to feel the implants were getting heavier.
As well as having her implants taken out, Shirley has also undergone a breast lift and was discharged just 18 hours after having the surgery.
The dance expert also credited her amazing newfound confidence to her boyfriend Danny Taylor, who she said got slightly tearful before she was taken into surgery.
Transformed: As well as having her implants taken out, Shirley has also undergone a breast lift and was discharged just 18 hours after having the surgery
Shirley said Strictly bosses fully supported her decision regardless of whether she decided to miss the live show for the surgery, and she said that Saturday will be tough, but she's determined to get through it.
And as a regular wearer of busty gowns, Shirley said her stylist has already picked out some chic dinner suits and more comfortable outfits to suit her reduced cleavage.
Shirley's candid interview comes after she candidly spoke about her decision to remove her implants on This Morning in September.
After a cancer scare prompted the judge to have her breast implants removed, the dancer confirmed that she was going under the knife as she didn't want to wait until Strictly was over in January.
Gorgeous: Shirley said her stylist has already picked out some chic dinner suits and more comfortable outfits to suit her reduced cleavage (pictured on Monday pre-surgery)
Shirley revealed to The Sunday Times in September that she suffered a cancer scare as well as learning that there was a history of the disease in her family when she shot an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? last year.
The two eventualities led Shirley to consider taking all precautions so she can stop cancer ever affecting her life, including the removal of her implants.
'I’ve been to a new doctor and I’m scheduled for the operation on Tuesday, October 29,' she told The Sun. 'My doctor says I have recuperation of a week, but I want to do Strictly on the Saturday night.
'It’s not like I have to dance and do the cha cha cha or the samba. I spoke to the BBC and they have been very, very supportive. They said you have to do what you feel most comfortable for your health.'
Candid: Shirley urged women to do their research before having the procedure and admitted that she thought her ex-husband Corky would find her 'more desirable' if she had DD implants
After learning that having implants can block signs of breast cancer from being detected, Shirley revealed she was considering having the scar tissue around her implants removed as well, to be extra careful.
'There are rumours that the scar tissues cause chronic fatigue which I have suffered with even over the last year. But if they take