Denise Richards Says Breast Implants a Source of Trouble

Denise Richards walks the runway at The Heart Truths Red Dress Fall 2011 Collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center In New York City on February 9, 2011.        UPI/John Angelillo
Denise Richards said breast implants were one of her bigger troubles.

Opening up to Us Weekly, she said "When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I asked for. 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. You have to be your advocate for your own body and ask 100 questions."

Richards ran into more problems trying to have her first surgery corrected: the doctor gave her even larger implants. "I felt very vulnerable. 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."

Of her decision to pose for Playboy, the 40-year-old actress said "… I wanted to encourage women that it's OK to embrace your sexuality even though you're a mom," Richard explained. "At the same time, I was having some problems in my marriage [to Charlie Sheen] and I didn't feel sexy and I felt I had to prove something."

Richards, who recently adopted six-week-old daughter Eloise Joni, added that she's happy with her current breast size.

"This is the size I wanted them to look at 19! There's a long investment with breast implants. They're not going to last a lifetime and things can go wrong," she told Us Weekly. "I'm happy with them now, but in a year that could change."

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