Michaela Strachan named implants Pina and Colada
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 March 2015
Michaela Strachan has confessed she decided to name her breast implants Pina and Colada after undergoing a double mastectomy to help her come to terms with the situation
Michaela Strachan named her breast implants Pina and Colada after undergoing a double mastectomy.
The 'Springwatch' presenter recently went under the knife after being diagnosed with breast cancer and admits she decided to name her implants after the cocktail to help her come to terms with her decision to have her natural breasts removed.
She explained: "It took me a long time to get used to them and they are hard and like coconuts when you first have them done and my friend said name them, so I thought, well, if they're like coconuts, let's name one Pina and the other Colada! Just to try and love them a little bit more... and I'm used to them now."
The 48-year-old TV personality - who appeared on ITV's 'This Morning' to raise awareness about the importance of women having regular mammograms - revealed she was concerned for her partner Nick Chevalier, whose wife died following her battle with colon cancer, after she received her diagnosis.
She shared: "The scariest night is when you don't know what stage it is. They did say to me that they think they caught it early, but you don't know until you see a specialist. And my partner lost his wife from cancer twelve years ago, so I just remember looking at him thinking, please God don't let this happen twice."
Michaela also confessed her job as a TV presenter did impact her decision to have both breasts removed in favour of implants.
She said: "I don't know if different surgeons advise different things, but because I'm quite small a lumpectomy wasn't an option for me I was told.
"I was advised to have a double mastectomy because of the type of cancer it was - one that is likely to appear in the other breast.
"And also when I spoke to the plastic surgeon, he said, 'If you take both off I can make them look the same', and I did think at the time, you know, that I am on television, I do wear tight clothes, I want to be confident. And if that's what they were advising, I thought let's just do it."