Former Hills star Heidi Montag has undergone breast-reduction surgery to bring her famously F-cup bust to a more manageable size C.
In 2010, Montag had undergone augmentation (along with nine other plastic surgeries in one day).
In the new issue of Us Weekly, being published Friday, Montag, 27, says she had the six-hour reversal procedure on Oct. 4 because of health problems related to the heavy implants, including neck and back pain and numbness.
“I couldn’t conceptualize the weight of them in my body,” she said. “They felt like bowling balls on my chest.” Now, she told the magazine, “I’m the new, new, new Heidi!”
Although she enjoyed the look, the trouble star says she needed to make the change.
“I do regret getting the implants,” she told ET. “My new doctor was like, ‘You never should’ve been allowed by the doctor to get implants this big.”
“I put my security and sexuality in my breast size instead of my confidence.”
‘During the 2010 surgery they called Spencer (Pratt, Heidi’s husband) and told him my heart stopped. It was traumatic. And I’m sick of being the “surgery girl”. But when the health risks kicked in, it wasn’t a choice,’ she explains to Us.
Heidi says she and husband Spencer are the best they have ever been
‘Now my spine doesn’t hurt and my neck feels better. It’s like I can breath for the first time in years. I am just more comfortable in my skin. And I can wear cuter, tighter shirts. I don’t even have to wear a bra!’
She is now warning others to avoid going under the knife.
She says: ‘My experience should tell other young women that beauty and confidence comes from within, it does not matter what you do on the outside if you are not happy and do not feel beautiful and secure and confident on the inside then no amount of surgery will change that or make you happier.
‘There are dangerous repercussions to it. I thought that plastic surgery was easy but it is really serious and is not something you want to mess around with.
‘If you want to change your hair colour or your nail colour or things like that its fine, but you have to realize the dangers and repercussions of surgery.
‘Every time you go under the knife it is risky and these huge implants are dangerous and you do not think of the long-term repercussions on your back, your neck and your body.
‘Once you get surgery you can never be the same size you were, you can never really take it back so it is something you need to think about seriously.
‘I wish that before I got my implants I had goner to a spine specialist and seen other doctors and consulted with them and got opinions of what size breasts I should have had and what my body could support.
‘I rushed into things and people need to take messing with their bodies seriously as they may reject these implants, and that is a really scary place to be in.’
Heidi’s breast reduction was performed by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and breast reconstruction specialist Dr. Jay Orringer, reports the Daily Mail.
The same doctor also performed Angelina Jolie’s reconstructive surgery after undergoing a double mastectomy earlier this year.
These days, Heidi is living a quieter life with her husband Spencer and their four dogs in Los Angeles.