Denise Richards urges cosmetic surgery patients to do thorough research
29 July 2011Actress Denise Richards has spoken out about her experiences of cosmetic surgery and why she would urge all prospective patients to do thorough research. Richards, 40, had breast augmentation surgery when she 19 years old but said she was in such a hurry to have it done that she failed to do her research properly. As a result, she was left with bigger implants than she wanted – something she feels could have been avoided if she had carried out thorough research beforehand.In an interview with US Weekly magazine, Richards said: “When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I'd 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.” Looking back she said she should’ve taken action against the surgeon in order to protect other patients from the same mistakes, but she was feeling vulnerable at the time ahead of shooting one of her first films. “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,” she said. The interview was scheduled to coincide with the publication date of her memoir, The Real Girl Next Door.