Bigger isn't always better -- just ask Heidi Montag. Three years after famously going under the knife to get size-F breast implants (along with nine other plastic surgeries in a single day), the former Hills star returned to the OR to downsize her bust. Now, in the new issue of Us Weekly, she's opening up about the procedure and proudly showing off her brand-new C-cup implants.
Posing seaside in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 1, the blonde bombshell unveiled her smaller, more-manageable breasts, which she had redone in a six-hour procedure on Oct. 4. Prior to the operation, she had been suffering a number of health problems -- all related to her size-F implants, which she says weighed "about three pounds each."
"I couldn't conceptualize the weight of them in my body," the 27-year-old MTV alum tells Us of her old implants. "They felt like bowling balls on my chest."
They were so heavy, in fact, that she started having back and neck problems, as well as numbness in her arms. That, plus a meeting with reconstructive specialist Jay Orringer, convinced her she needed to have the implants replaced.
Now, she tells Us, she feels better than she has in years. "I'm the new, new, new Heidi!" she raves.
For much more from Montag -- including how husband Spencer Pratt has helped with her recovery, what her doctor told her that scared her into getting another surgery, and how different life is after The Hills -- pick up the new issue of Us Weekly.