by Janet Tansley,
PENSIONER Joan Lloyd has finally had the boob job she wanted – at the age of 65.
The great-grandmother and former model had long craved implants after seeing her assets reduced by breast feeding four children and getting older.
But when her husband David fell ill her priority over the last 15 years was caring for him.
David died last year and Joan decided it was time to enjoy herself and booked in for a breast enlargement.
“I feel my boob job has actually given me a new lease of life.”
Joan used to model in her younger years and had always looked after her body.
“I’ve maintained a nice, slim shape,” she says.
“But after breast feeding my children coupled with getting older, my breast volume decreased and I was very unhappy with them.
“I was always well endowed but I went from 40-plus to 32-nothing”
Joan added: “I have always wanted to have a boob job to rectify it but it never seemed to be the right time.”
Joan had been married to David for 49 years until he died last year from various illnesses.
She said: “David had a heart and lung condition, cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
“It was very sad and it took its toll, though I was happy to look after him, I didn’t begrudge him at all.
“We were married for 49 years after he asked me to marry him on our first date. My mum said it would never last but it did.”
They enjoyed a long and loving relationship which gave them four children: David jnr, 46; Peter, 44; Anne, 42, and Vivienne, 49; thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
But when he passed away last year, Joan decided it was finally time to invest in herself.
She finally took the plunge and got what she wished for.
The mother of four opted to increase her cup size from an A to an F, to restore her bust to the size it had been before having children.
“I had breast fed all my children and it had really affected my figure.
“It got me down,” says Joan.
“I take a pride in my personal appearance and I wasn’t prepared to just accept it.
“With the children now grown up and my husband now not here I felt it was time to dedicate some time to living my life and I booked in for a breast enlargement,” explains Joan.
“I had a consultation with cosmetic surgeon Kevin Hancock who made me feel totally at ease and the op went very well, it wasn’t particularly painful and I healed quickly.
“My children have been very supportive of my decision and can see the difference it’s made to me. The result is very natural.
“I’d urge anyone considering cosmetic surgery to go for it – if there’s something you’re unhappy with why not change it?”
“Life is to be lived. I spent my savings on the operation and every penny of it was worth it.
“Older people don’t have to sit back and live like an old spinster any more.
“I have had a few dates, with men from 24 to 50. Some don’t even know how old I am.
“David would have wanted me to enjoy myself and carry on with my life and that’s what I’m doing.
“And who knows, hopefully I may find someone with whom I can have a special relationship again one day.”