Tracy Kiss paid £4,000 for the work eight years ago when she was 18 – but over the years, during which time she has quit modelling and had two children, the implants became disfigured, loosened and became painful to touch.
Last week, Tracy from Wendover, went to have them replaced and was told to her horror that they were PIP, which has been linked to a global health scare and embroiled in a court trial ongoing in France.
Miss Kiss, 25, said: “When the surgeon told me they were PIP I felt sick.
“I thought the surgeon who did the original work was safe but he could have killed me.
“They were so painful, I couldn’t pick my children up, I couldn’t sleep without a bra, I was short of breath. They looked cancerous because of the way they had changed.”
Miss Kiss, who now does charity work alongside her other business commitments, was shown proper silicone implants when she had the first surgery but claims these were not the ones used. PIP implants have poor quality gel, causing many to rupture.
The clinic where she had the work done went bankrupt several years ago and her surgeon was struck off.
As a result she is unlikely to receive any compensation. To try and stop other people being in the same situation, Miss Kiss has been writing a blog about treatments she has tried and tested.
She said: “When I go and have something done I always research it. I blog about the treatment and do videos of various stages of the process.
“Hopefully it will help people go to places where they don’t do it half-heartedly.
“I want to try and stop this from happening to other people.”