Find out more about Tamara from the documentary Australians Exposed - Plastic Fantastic.
Tamara is happily married with two young children. Her problem? She’s tiny, and has almost no breasts. “My family would always say, ‘Wait till you have kids,’ or ‘Wait till you get older’,” she says. “But it has never happened. I feel inadequate and unwomanly. I can’t buy a dress that has shoestring straps or is backless — basically, anything that doesn’t require you to wear a bra. I have to shop for bras with under wiring and lots of padding and it’s really depressing.”
It takes a huge problem to get Tamara depressed. She is incredibly friendly, chatty, and completely honest about her situation. She’s also devoted to her husband and kids, so despite yearning for a breast augmentation for years, she felt far too guilty to spend money on herself.
Eventually, the yearning became overwhelming and she makes the decision to travel to Malaysia to get a breast augmentation through Gorgeous Getaways. “I just want to feel like a woman and not like a girl,” she says. Tamara is accompanied by her best friend Chantelle — they always promised they’d get their boob done together.
Tamara becomes the mother hen of the Gorgeous Getaways group. She’s takes Kayla under her wing, and bonds with Sera, who’s in recovery while Tamara gets her operation.