'My boobs are too big': Frankie Essex regrets 'rushed' decision to get a 34 E-cup breast enlargement
14:32 GMT, 26 September 2012
She was initially thrilled to reveal her larger breasts, after going from a 34C cup to a 34E.
But now Frankie Essex says she regrets getting a boob job, calling it all a big mistake.
The TOWIE star went grocery shopping after the revelation on Tuesday, showing off her ample new cleavage in a tight pale pink vest top, but cleverly hiding them with a cereal box.
New assets: The blonde TOWIE star strategically hides her larger chest with a box of cereals
'I rushed into it': Frankie reveals she didn't think her decision to get breast surgery through
Frankie, 25, came out about her agony over her chests, saying she's 'really scared' of the size of them.
'Right now, I'm really scared,' she told Heat magazine.
'I can hardly get this bra on – I'm more like a double E-cup. That's really scary.'
The reality star treated herself to the operation for her 25th birthday after losing three stone also made her chest appear smaller.
'I was on holiday earlier this year with these empty boobs in a bikini and thought, “I'm going to get them done for my birthday.”'
Like rocks: Frankie has said she hates how her new breast implants feel and has been getting massages to soften them up
Though she's unhappy, Frankie doesn't blame the dedicated surgeons who gave her her new bosom.
'Looking back, I rushed into my decision,' she said.
'I remember thinking, “Just chuck them in,” but now I'm waiting for the swelling to go down – and thinking they might be too large.'
One of the main consequences of getting a breast enlargement is that the implant doesn't feel as real, and Frankie has discovered that as well.
'They're as hard as rocks, but I've been told that will change, and I'm having special massages to make them more spongy.'
'But they are heavy and it feels weird at first, because they're foreign. It takes a while to get your body attached to them.'
Another crisp: The TOWIE star said she wanted new breasts after losing 3 stone, but she's been reaching for the junk food again
Surgery always takes a long time to recover, and the 25-year-old blonde has found it wasn't as easy as she'd anticipated.
'It's been really tough. For weeks, I couldn't even move my arms up because it was so painful.'
Frankie is so unhappy with her body at the moment, she's even considering taking the implants back out and going back to her previous C-cup.
'I'm worried about having kids, because my boobs would just get even bigger,' she said.
'I don't want to be the girl with the comedy boobs.'
The big reveal: Frankie put her new assets on display as she went out for Cara Kilby's birthday in London on Sunday