Friday 19 January 2018

'Cosmetic surgery is no big deal now', says Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy
Lisa Murphy
Lisa and fiance Gerald Kean
Murphy has spoken about going under the knife herself


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 couple attend the opening night of Steel Magnolias at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in September.
The couple attend the opening night of Steel Magnolias at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in September.
The glamorous pair attended the VIP Style Awards 2012 in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, earlier this year.
The couple are seen here at The Saturday Night Show in January of this year, talking for the first time about how their home was burgled and Lisa's engagement rings were stolen.
The couple attend the Straywave Christmas party last year, the production company behind reality TV show Dublin Housewives, which Lisa starred in.
The couple became engaged in 2009 but it emerged last week that the engagement is over.
Lisa Murphy and Gerald Kean at the 2011 VIP Style Awards
The couple arrive at the Paul McCartney at the RDS two years ago. A source close to beauty salon owner Lisa said friends were aware for a while that a split was on the cards.
The couple attend the the funeral mass of Stephen Gately in Septebmer 2009. Gerald had acted as Stephen's solicitor.
Lisa and Gerald got engaged in 2009 in the Residence private members' club. Apparently friends cheered and champagne corks popped as the two spoke of how in love they were.
The burglary at their home in 2011 slowed things down on the wedding front, according to Gerald at the time. "To be honest, the robbery set it back," said he said. "It's tough because we had the perfect ring picked out and now we're trying to pick out another one, which isn't easy in this day and age."
Lisa attends the Boyzone celebration of 15 years in the music industry with a Late Late Show special dedicated to the five Dubliners.
The couple, seen here at in event in Cork in 2007, had been tipped to have a wedding that would have been the celebrity event of the decade.
The couple are pictured here at the Miss Ireland 2008 finals at Crown Plaza Hotel in Dublin. Earlier this year, Gerald bought Lisa a sports car and invited 160 friends and family to celebrate her 40th birthday.

The average age for breast augmentation amongst females she advises is the mid-20s mark. The work starts at around €4,000.

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