DUBLIN Housewives star Lisa Murphy is relishing her new role as a patient consultant for people going under the cosmetic knife.
"Obviously I've had breast augmentation so I'm talking from experience," Lisa told the Herald about how she reassures clients before they go for cosmetic surgery.
Lisa, who had her breasts surgically enhanced in 1994, has been working part-time with the Hospital Group for a number of weeks but she continues to work in her beauty salon New Lisa Life in Sandycove. Other work she's had done is collagen fillers and Botox on her face.
In her new job she advises patients who've decided to have a cosmetic procedure done like a face-lift, tummy tuck or eye-bag removal. She also sees lots of men who are having breast reduction surgery.
"People going under anaesthetic are very nervous so I just talk them through it and chat away to them," says the reality TV star on how she soothes clients. It's been 20 years since her operation and attitudes to cosmetic work have changed drastically, she says.
It would have been a "talking point" back when she first had it but Lisa is "amazed at how popular cosmetic surgery is in Ireland, it's just not a big deal anymore".
The average age for breast augmentation amongst females she advises is the mid-20s mark. The work starts at around €4,000.