Many of us may wrongly assume that super model Gisele Bündchen is the last person on the planet who would have issues with body image, but in a new interview with People Magazine she reveals how much she regrets having breast augmentation in 2015.
After having breastfed her two children, Benjamin and Vivian, Bündchen says she found herself with breasts that were smaller than they had been before, and slightly uneven.
‘I was always praised for my body, and I felt like people had expectations from me that I couldn’t deliver,’ Bündchen told the magazine.
‘I felt very vulnerable, because I can work out, I can eat healthy, but I can’t change the fact that both of my kids enjoyed the left boob more than the right. All I wanted was for them to be even and for people to stop commenting on it.’
Bündchen immediately regretted the decision, which might be why she didn’t reveal the truth about her 2015 surgery until now.
‘When I woke up, I was like, “What have I done?” I felt like I was living in a body I didn’t recognize,’ she says. ‘For the first year I wore [baggy] clothes because I felt uncomfortable.’
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Bündchen caused a media frenzy in July 2015 when she wore a burqa to a plastic surgeon’s office in Paris – fuelling rumours that she had undergone surgery. But the notoriously private model hadn’t confirmed anything until now.
Bündchen has been opening up about her private life ahead of the launch of her new book; Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, where she also talks about her struggles with suicidal thoughts; ‘I actually had the feeling of, “If I just jump off my balcony, this is going to end, and I never have to worry about this feeling of my world closing in.”’