A plastic surgeon has told how he gave his own daughter a breast augmentation when she was just a teenager. In an upcoming television special, Dr Michael Niccole, from Newport Beach, California, reveals how he gave Brittani, now 23, breast implants at 18. In addition to increasing her chest size from an A-cup to a C-cup, he also gave her a rhinoplasty, just weeks before her 21st birthday.
He says he has done surgical procedures on other family members too, including Brittani’s sister Charm, now 22, who had surgery on her belly button at the age of ten, to turn her ‘outie’ into an ‘innie’.
Unsurprisingly, Dr Niccole, whose patients count the Real Housewives of Orange County’s Alexis Bellino, has come under severe criticism for his actions.
Many consider it unethical to operate on his own family, and also question his decision to allow the girls to change their appearances at such a young age.
But as far as Dr Niccole is concerned, he is only acting in the best interests of his family.
On a 20/20 special, due to air on Friday, he said: ‘Who would give them the time – that extra little look during surgery more than I would?’
He added that he feels at ease operating on his daughters, both of whom are adopted.
‘I’m not changing their looks in any means. They want maintenance,’ he explained. ‘They don’t want to get old. They want to stay young.’
Four years on, Brittani herself remains thrilled with her breasts.
The make-up artist and model said she initially elected to have the surgery to build her self esteem.
‘I didn’t have large breasts when I was younger, and all my friends did,’ she said. ‘I felt very self conscious about it.’
She admitted in another interview, with Anderson Cooper late last year, that going to another plastic surgeon ‘never crossed my mind’.
‘I consider the day I got my breasts done one of the best days of my life so far,’ she added.
Both girls also admit to having Botox injections, as well as other cosmetic procedures.