'It's my body I can do what I want with it' - Naz Khanjani opens up about going under the knife

As nation we are pumping, prodding and poking our bodies more than ever before, but ex-Bachelorette Naz Khanjani says the decision to go under the knife has only improved her life. 

Ms Khanjani has spoken openly in the past about her breast enhancement surgery, admitting she got an overseas boob job to take her B cup breasts to a DD. 

On a Newshub Facebook Live on Thursday afternoon, the ex-Bachelor contestant and fitness model explained what triggered the move to go under the knife. 

"I got it because personally I wanted bigger boobs and I wasn't happy with my natural ones. I can say that openly," she told Newshub. 

"It definitely does boost a bit of confidence in me, both physically and mentally."

She says a lot of her friends on the Gold Coast were also getting surgery, "although that wasn't the reason I did it, I wanted it". 

"It's my body I can do what I want with it."

She recommends anyone interested in getting surgery do their research beforehand. Ms Khanjani flew to Thailand for her surgery, from the same specialist who had worked on some of her friends. 

However she said she would never consider getting plastic surgery on her face, despite negative comments from the public. 

"I would never touch my face and I don't plan on doing it. A lot of people tell me to get a nose job." 

Auckland-based plastic surgeon Howard Klein says he has seen a much younger set of clients coming in and showing an interest in going under the knife. 

"I'm seeing lots and lots of regular people willing to investigate all different types of plastic surgery," he told Newshub. 

He says he insists those under 18 be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Fellow panellist and broadcaster Mary Lambie said the growing interest in plastic surgery is "a sad, bigger reflection of Western society, where the Holy Grail is youth".

"What nonsense," she added. 

Newshub.