A 23-year-old Nigerian UK-based social influencer, Chidera Eggerue, a blogger who kick-started a social media campaign encouraging women to embrace their natural ‘saggy’ breasts, has revealed it has prompted some women to change their minds about cosmetic surgery.
According to Dailymail UK, Chidera who lives in London spoke out on the matter while speaking as a guest “This Morning Show” and discussed her efforts to challenge society’s ‘obsession’ with what perfect breasts should look like, which led her to create the hashtag #SaggyBoobsMatter.
While speaking during the TV show, Chidera who has over 73,000 followers on Instagram, revealed how, since launching her body positive movement, she’s received messages from women who decided to cancel consultations with plastic surgeons as a result.
She said: ‘I’ve had an overwhelmingly warm, amazing response,’ she told presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on the ITV daytime show.
‘Specifically from very young teenagers who have told me that when they had come across the hashtag it had stopped them attending a consultation with a plastic surgeon, which was amazing to hear.’
She added: ‘What’s been even more heart-filling was receiving messages from breastfeeding mothers, [who said] that this hashtag has allowed them to feel more beautiful during the process of breastfeeding their child.’
Chidera, who regularly posts images of herself braless, said on the show that at 18 she once felt so ashamed about her breasts that she too considered having cosmetic surgery. She said that she would find herself dispirited by shots of models who looked nothing like her on the packaging bras came in.
‘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.