Heidi Montag has gotten more plastic surgery, this time to remove her size-F breast implants, which were the source of ongoing health problems for the past four years.
"I have a ruptured disc in my neck, the nerves are pinching my spine, and I'm having severe back problems with the muscles on my right shoulder," Montag told ET. "And my spine is being pulled forward from the weight of my breasts."
Heidi got the implants (which weigh three pounds each) as part of an extreme plastic-surgery makeover in November 2009, during which she got the following procedures done — all in one day:
- mini brow lift
- Botox in forehead and frown area
- nose job revision
- fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips
- chin reduction
- neck liposuction
- ears pinned back
- breast augmentation revision
- liposuction on waist, hips and inner & outer thighs
- buttock augmentation.
Montag regrets getting such huge breast implants in the first place and decided to replace them with smaller, size-D implants because she couldn't tolerate the pain any longer. [Makes you wonder how Dolly Parton does it.]
I do regret getting the implants. I wasn't warned by my doctor at all about back problems, about the repercussions. My new doctor was like, 'You should never have been allowed by the [first] doctor to get implants this big.' "
Heidi, 27, said she was unable to jog or play sports because her implants were so massive. Not only that, but she was in constant pain from the sheer weight of her chest. "Sometimes when I'm just sitting there, my breasts hurt so bad," she recalled. "I just wanna rip them off."
Looking back, Montag also regrets that she let her breast size determine her self-worth. "I put my security and sexuality in my breast size instead of my confidence," she said.
Heidi, who starred on the reality TV show "The Hills" from 2006 to 2010, warned other young women to fully consider the ramifications of plastic surgery before getting implants.
"They look great, and they sound fun, but once you get them, you've done damage to your skin, to your back, your muscles," said Montag, who's much happier with her smaller implants.
"Is that vanity worth harming yourself? For me, the answer is no. I feel really great now. And I'm really relieved that that burden is literally lifted off my chest."