UK based Nigerian blogger who kick-started a social media campaign encouraging women to embrace their natural ‘saggy’ breasts has revealed its prompted some to change their minds about cosmetic surgery.
Chidera Eggerue, from London, appeared on This Morning to discuss her efforts to challenge society’s ‘obsession’ with what perfect breasts should look like, which led her to create the hashtag #SaggyBoobsMatter hashtag.
The 23-year-old social influencer, revealed how, since launching her body positive movement, she’s received messages from women who decided to cancelled consultations with plastic surgeons as a result.
As a teenage girl it was way too young for me [to be] thinking that there was something wrong with me,’ she said.
She went on to explain: ‘When I was 18 I considered surgery too. I used to say to my mum all the time that when I was 18 that I was going to get a job, save money and get my boobs done. ‘As much as I believe that women deserve complete autonomy over their bodies and if they want to get a breast augmentation that is completely up to them, I do feel, however, that it is a shortcut to accepting yourself.’ She added: ‘I am reclaiming ownership of every single negative connotation. It’s just an adjective.’