Josie Cunningham, Aspiring Glamour Model Has Breasts Enlarged To 36DD In £4,800 NHS Operation (PICTURES)

27/03/2013 11:58 | Updated 30 June 2014

An aspiring glamour model has had her breasts enlarged in an NHS operation.

Josie Cunningham had the £4,800 operation after telling doctors her flat chest was ruining her life.

Scroll down for more pictures rpy_josie_cunningham_gm22

Josie Cunningham has had a £4,800 breast enlargement operation on the NHS

The 22-year-old had the surgery at St James's Hospital in Leeds in January.

Previously a size 32A, she revealed: "I could never go on holiday as I lived in terror of ever being seen in a bikini and could never set foot outside without a padded bra.

"The doctors said they'd never seen anything like it and believed me when I burst into tears and told them it was ruining my life."

Cunningham told ITV's Daybreak the surgeon had to give her 36DD implants just to achieve the appearance of a 36C - because a medical condition meant she had no breast tissue.

The mother-of-two is now preparing to launch a career in topless and swimsuit modelling.

A spokesman for the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "This is a waste of NHS cash and taxpayers will be stunned that they have been landed with the bill.

"The NHS is there for people with serious medical needs, not as a means of helping wannabes who fancy a career in modelling.

SEE ALSO:

"NHS bosses must not allow the system to be manipulated by people wanting cosmetic surgery merely to enhance their career prospects."

According to the NHS, just over 10,000 women had breast implant surgery for cosmetic purposes.

Josie Cunningham

CONVERSATIONS