23rd August 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she would consider having cosmetic breast surgery after graduating from nursing bras - having breastfed two children.
Speaking with the German OK! magazine, the Iron Man and Seven star explained that she's usually against all forms of plastic surgery.
"Before I didn't care about it and I still refuse to use silicone, Botox or other of those gimmicks out of vanity," she said, adding: "But a breast correction after breastfeeding - why not?"
According to the lead nurse counsellor at the Harley Medical Group, Lisa Littlehales, this reaction is not uncommon among young mothers.
Speaking to Female First, Ms Littlehales said: "We see many new mothers approach us, who feel self-conscious with their bodies post-pregnancy. Many, especially women who have breastfed their children, notice a change in the shape of their breasts.
"Most patients who come to us, say they aren't looking for huge breasts, but for breasts they had before they were pregnant."
She went on to advise that women seek counselling on the topic before making any decisions, adding that the ideal candidate is someone who exercises regularly, eats healthily and drinks responsibly.
Fellow actress Jessica Alba was recently more laissez-faire around her post-pregnancy body shape, saying it is inevitable that things were going to change and that new mums have to embrace it.
The mother of two told Allure magazine: "My body's just different... the jeans just sort of zip up different, and things hang differently.
"It's a miracle what happened, but you definitely are different afterwards."
However, she says having a child helped her to appreciate her sexuality, explaining that she now feels more womanly.
"I saw how incredible and amazing it is to be a woman and to be able to create a life," Alba commented.
"There's a reason why certain areas of the body are desirable, because it all leads to reproduction."