By ACA Staff
Former Big Brother housemate Krystal Forscutt says she never wanted to be a plastic surgery role model for young girls.
An emotional Forscutt contacted A Current Affair in response to a ninemsn story last week in which a prominent Sydney plastic surgeon said teenagers were flocking to clinics for "trashy Krystal-style breasts".
"If anything I try to deter people from getting surgery, especially if it's for the wrong reasons," Forscutt tells A Current Affair tonight.
"I think it's scary that people would see me as a role model ... when I never intended to encourage anyone in any way."
Forscutt, 21, shot to fame in the 2006 series of Big Brother, flaunting her obvious breast implants.
However, she now emphasises the risks involved with the surgery which requires a general anaesthetic and costs on average $10,000.
"It is quite frightening the things that can happen," Forscutt says.
"I think I'm very fortunate that I haven't had any problems as of yet, but you don't know further on down the track.
"I think a lot of people think it's an in-and-out procedure ... [but] there might be other procedures that will follow and if something goes wrong you are going to have those scars for the rest of your life."
Although Australian data on overall plastic surgery numbers is not available, breast implants among teenage girls have doubled in the UK in the past two years.
Sydney plastic surgeon Kourosh Tavakoli told ninemsn last week that unethical "cowboy" surgeons were giving girls "trashy boob jobs" without any consideration for their future.
"I do get about 5 to 10 percent of girls aged 18-23 who do want to look like Krystal from Big Brother," Mr Kourosh Tavakoli said last week.
"It's important to sit them down and ask them what kind of job they want to hold down in the future … I try to steer them away from the fake look."
Krystal Forscutt's full interview airs tonight on A Current Affair at 6.30pm.