Have you had cosmetic surgery and regretted it? It’s a question we posed to our readers after new data showed that the number of people choosing to go under the knife in Britain is the lowest in nearly a decade.

Here is a selection of your responses:

Anna, 34, from Yorkshire: ‘I’d rather live with A-cup boobs than feel constant pain from the implants’

I had breast augmentation at the age of 21. I had recently broken up with a long-term partner of five years, so I changed my appearance: I lost loads of weight, got new hair and fake boobs. I regret it so much now. I developed problems almost immediately afterwards and have had to live with them ever since.

The surgery took about an hour in total. I stayed in as an overnight patient. The first six hours afterwards I was pretty sleepy and threw up a lot. The surgeon checked me the next day, the drains were removed and I went home. It took about two weeks for me to feel normal again. One of my scars didn’t heal as well as the other but both ended up being pretty invisible. I got painkillers and antibiotics for five days.

Then I started experiencing some problems.