What happened to relaxing! TOWIE"s Lauren Pope protects her new implants as she parties at the Hair Awards just a WEEK after surgery

What happened to relaxing! TOWIE's Lauren Pope protects her new implants as she parties at the Hair Awards just a WEEK after surgery

The night before, she tweeted that she would be relaxing this week after it was revealed she had undergone surgery to have her controversial PIP implants removed.

But just a week after going under the knife, Lauren Pope was out partying at the Hair Awards last night.

The Only Way Is Essex star appeared to be covering her new cleavage with a protective hand as she arrived at the Sky Bar in London.

Being careful: The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Pope appeared to be protecting her new implants as she partied at the Hair Awards after having her PIP implants removed

Being careful: The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren Pope appeared to be protecting her new implants as she partied at the Hair Awards after having her PIP implants removed

The 28-year-old looked gorgeous in a metallic wrap skirt with a black vest and black leather jacket.

Her blonde hair was straight and fell loosely around her face.

Dressing up: Lauren looked gorgeous in a metallic wrap skirt and leather jacket

Dressing up: Lauren looked gorgeous in a metallic wrap skirt and leather jacket

Dressing up: Lauren looked gorgeous in a metallic wrap skirt and leather jacket

On Sunday night's episode of the ITV2 show, Lauren was seen recovering from her operation in hospital.

The glamour model appeared tired and out
of sorts as best friends Lauren Goodger and Chloe Sims dropped by to
check on how she was doing

The blonde had tweeted throughout the week that she was in pain and being cheered up by friends, but didn't go into detail about why until after the episode aired.

Getting better: Lauren Pope recovered in hospital after having her PIP implants removed on last night's TOWIE

Getting better: Lauren Pope recovered in hospital after having her PIP implants removed on last night's TOWIE

The three musketeers: Lauren Goodger and Chloe Sims visited their friend to see how she was getting on

The three musketeers: Lauren Goodger and Chloe Sims visited their friend to see how she was getting on

She said on Sinday night: 'Thx 4 all
msgs, I have had my PIP's removed n am so happy with the results. Big
thx to @MYA_Tweet n Dr Russo, relax time 4 me now this wk!'

Glamour girl: Lauren made a career as a model with her old set of breast implants

Glamour girl: Lauren made a career as a model with her old set of breast implants

Earlier in the week she said: 'So happy to be back in comfort of my own home n have my bestie
Tommy to look after me with a bacon buttie yum!! Hope ur all good Xx'

She added: 'Up n awake at this hour n not even tired…must be all the excitement or…PAIN!! Lol'

And later said: 'Cnt wait to be able to get out n about next week :)'

Lauren also tweeted a picture of a Jo Malone box, thanking the TOWIE crew for her 'get well soon pressie'.

In January, Lauren admitted that she was
terrified after discovering that she had
been given PIP implants.

About 40,000 British women received the type of implant, manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP), which has now closed.

They were filled with non-medical grade silicone intended for use in mattresses.

Although she was initially afraid of having the operation Lauren took the opportunity to slightly increase her bust size.

She
explained earlier this month: 'They do tell you you might have to have
another boob job after 15 or 20 years just for safety reasons, but I
always said that I would never have it done again, I'd rather let them
rot inside me, I do not want to go through that again.

'So
I thought, “Oh my god, I'm going to have to have it done again”, but
then my next thought was, and this probably sounds really bad, that I
could actually get a new pair of bigger boobs.'

The Real Hustle's Jessica-Jane Clement

The Real Hustle's Jessica-Jane Clement and Made In Chelsea's Gabriella Ellis

Party people: The Real Hustle's Jessica-Jane Clement and Made In Chelsea's Gabriella Ellis were also at the Hair Awards last night

Also at the Hair Awards last night
was the Real Hustle star Jessica-Jane Clement, who covered up a bit more
in a pair of black tights, a vest and white blazer.

Made In Chelsea star Gabriella Ellis was also there, wearing a leopard-print dress and a black cardigan.

Former stars of the show, Funda Onal and Agne Motiejunaite attended also.

Former Made In Chelsea stars Funda Onal

Former Made In Chelsea stars Funda Onal and Agne Motiejunaite

Bringing the glamour: Former Made In Chelsea stars Funda Onal and Agne Motiejunaite attended also