Carol McGiffin has revealed a totally new look after battling breast cancer and undergoing reconstructive surgery.
The 56 year old, who is best known for her role as a presenter on ITV’s Loose Women, told Bella magazine, ‘I wasn’t going to [have the surgery] but it’s odd – when I had the mastectomy, it didn’t bother me at all. The longer I have to look at it, the more it bothers me. I thought, “what shall I have done? Boobs or face?” And I’ve decided to have my breast done’.
However, that wasn’t the only change that Carol has made, as she also admitted to having had Botox and fillers, after thinking that she ‘looks like an old tramp’.
Carol sported a short blonde hairdo for her cover shoot with the magazine
‘I’ve had this done because I still really want to have a facelift, but I’ll do anything I can to avoid it,’ she said. ‘I think it’s insane to volunteer for surgery proper cutting-up-your-face surgery. I’d always been adamant that I wouldn’t. I’ve hated it. Then I just said, “oh f**k it”. I thought I’d have a go!
‘I’ve had two sessions now and I think I’ll just have it done little and often. Once you start, you’ve got to keep it up. It’s addictive. I keep thinking, “I could just have a little bit more there, a little bit more there, a little bit more there.”
‘I’ve got to be careful not to go too far. I won’t go too far.’
Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, after finding a lump on her breast in Malaysia in February that year. She kept her treatment under wraps for several months, explaining to The Sunday People afterwards, ‘I don’t want to pretend anymore. I kept it a secret because I didn’t want anyone feeling sorry for me.
‘I feel it is over now and I’ve got I through it. I just want to be able to go out without my hat on and for people not to be bothered. I just want life to get back to normal.’
Carol’s full interview is in this week’s Bella, out now.