Denise Richards has spilled the beans when it comes to her very personal plastic surgery procedures. She got breast implants — twice.
The first time, the star says, she was a mere 19 years old and feeling “vulnerable.”
“When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I asked for,” the actress-turned-reality TV star tells Us Weekly in a candid interview about the lengths she has gone to in order to make her body beautiful.
“I was in such a hurry to get them that I didn’t research my doctor. I just thought because they’re a plastic surgeon, they must be good,” she says. “You have to be your advocate for your own body and ask 100 questions.”
Years later, she decided she wanted to fix what the first surgeon had done, but the second surgeon decided it would be best to put even bigger implants in this time around. Richards says she regrets it now, especially as she looks back on her mindset at the time.
“I felt very vulnerable,” Richards confesses. “I was getting ready to film Wild Things, and I didn’t want to get into a lawsuit with some plastic surgeon. It wasn’t right what the doctor did, but it is what it is.”
Despite going under the knife twice with mixed results, Richards decided to take it all off for Playboy magazine in 2004.
“I wanted to encourage women that it’s OK to embrace your sexuality even though you’re a mom,” she says. “At the same time, I was having some problems in my marriage [to Charlie Sheen] and I didn’t feel sexy and felt I had to prove something.”
Today? “I’m happy with them now, but in a year that could change,” Richards says of her breasts.