Sharon Stone’s plastic surgeon gave her bigger implants without her authorization


Sharon Stone is just endlessly promoting her (stale-tea) memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice. I like Sharon, but I do think she’s gone too heavy on the stories from the ‘90s, most of which were already widely known. But here’s something new: Sharon Stone got breast implants after she had surgery to remove benign tumors in her breasts. And her implants are larger than she wanted, because her plastic surgeon decided – without her authorization – to go bigger.

Sharon Stone says that a plastic surgeon gave her larger breast implants without her consent, telling her that they would “go better” with her body, she writes in her new memoir. The Basic Instinct star, 63, explains in her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice, that she was undergoing breast reconstruction surgery to repair her chest after doctors had to remove benign tumors that were “gigantic, bigger than my breast alone,” in 2001. But when Stone woke up from the reconstructive surgery, she discovered that the surgeon gave her large breast implants, The Times reported in an interview with the actress.

“When I was unbandaged, I discovered that I had a full cup-size bigger breasts, ones that he said ‘go better with your hip size’ ” Stone said. “He had changed my body without my knowledge or consent.”

And when Stone questioned her surgeon on her breast size, she said he told her that he “thought that I would look better with bigger, ‘better’ boobs.”

Stone also writes in her memoir, out on March 30, about the stroke and cerebral hemorrhage she experienced in 2001, at age 43. Speaking about that harrowing health scare with Willie Geist on Sunday Today, Stone said that she was lying in a hospital bed as a doctor told her that she was close to death. “The room was so silent,” she said. “When the room is so silent and no one’s running around trying to fix you, that’s when you realize how near death is and how serious everything is.”

Stone recovered and took a two-year break from acting as she rebuilt her health, but said in a 2019 interview with Variety that the stroke stunted her career. She went from being at the top of her game following 1992’s Basic Instinct and 1995’s Casino to struggling to find work for seven years, while also losing primary custody of her adopted son Roan.

“People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind,” Stone said. “From other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case, I don’t think anyone grasps how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover. I had to remortgage my house. I lost everything I had. I lost my place in the business. I was like the hottest movie star, you know? It was like Miss Princess Diana and I were so famous, and she died and I had a stroke. And we were forgotten.”

[From People]

Diana was not forgotten!! What the sh-t. That is an absolutely bonkers statement, oh my God. “It was like Miss Princess Diana and I were so famous, and she died and I had a stroke. And we were forgotten.” WOW. No, I’m not going to touch it. (CB pointed out that the quote is actually from 2019. Still bonkers.) As for the reconstructive surgery and the implants… it’s very strange. So she was definitely there to have the benign tumors removed and have her chest reconstructed, so she knew she was getting implants. Did she not approve of the implant size before the surgery? Did she just wave her hand and say “you do what you think is best” and her surgeon was like “go up a cup size, damn it”? It’s such a strange story. I probably would have sued.

A cheerful Sharon Stone is seen at Jimmy Kimmel Live! studios in Hollywood

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Julia K says:

    A pre up consent is very specific. If it is compromised in any way it becomes an issue that needs to be discussed with the hospital ethics team. I doubt that this is the whole story.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      If this is the whole story then I do not believe it.

      • SKF says:

        Really? I do. This happens ALL the time. It’s actually a really common story. I’ve met a stack of women who are angry because their surgeon took them up one or multiple sizes larger than they asked for. Like, way too many women. I’ve also read about this happening in various blogs and articles. It seems to happen all the time and just goes to show how these (always male) doctors view their female patients and that they feel like they can do what they like.

        In a similar vein, I know of female patients who’ve had male doctors perform surgery on them that wasn’t urgent and without their permission when they were getting something else done. Eg: there to get a benign growth on the ovaries removed, doctor sees endo growth and ablates it. Patient becomes angry later when realising that excision would have been better and is what they would have chosen had it actually been discussed with them (+ 43% of women with growths don’t have pain so that should have factored in too).

      • yeperz says:

        I had reconstructive surgery in 2011 and the Doc said it’s nearly impossible to get a B cup. I didn’t want to be a full C so I requested a B thinking it would come out as a natural C, like before surgery.
        It was definitely bigger than I requested, it was a full C by bra sizes, Just too big and cumbersome.
        I actually went back and just the implants taken out. It’s like, Doctors ASSUME you want bigger. His argument was that women mostly return for bigger so he “fills” to “more CCs”.

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      • Lisa says:

        I’ve read stories about this happening to women

  2. Ihatestupidpeople says:

    I absolutely believe this could have happened. There would have been hell to pay if a surgeon did this to me.

  3. tealily says:

    I would have sued.

    I completely forgot about her stroke. I had thought she took an intentional step back or something. Wow, that’s awful.

  4. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The reason she didn’t sue is because it’s bollocks, and it’s a perfect excuse for anything she’s ever done. “Yes but…….” As for the rest of it, either she’s wanting controversy to go viral or she’s simply that stupid. And full on narcissistic.

  5. MomOfThree says:

    I had a prophylactic mastectomy due to a BRCA1 diagnosis. I did the DIEP flap reconstruction where they take your belly fat and build new boobs. I told the doctor the size I wanted and he went at least 2 cup sizes larger than that. I think he thought it would be more proportional. It was a bit of a shock to go from a small B to a double D.

  6. (The OG) Jan90067 says:

    I totally believe her. I had a breast reduction after I lost a lot of weight. I TOLD my dr. I wanted to be a “full” B cup. I wanted to be SMALL after being humongous all my life. Well, he made me a “full C”, bordering on a D cup, saying the same thing, “It was better for your hip ratio”, and then, one was lopsided (a little larger than the other!) I was LIVID. And of course, when it went to arbitration (which was my only option) they asked if my choice was in writing, and no…it was discussed w/the dr. verbally. So no recourse, but to find another dr. and do it over. I didn’t want to go through the healing process again, so I’ve just lived with it.

    Patriarchy lives, ESP. in the medical community where a man will feel he *knows what’s better* for a woman than the woman herself.

    • yeperz says:

      i think we wrote the same thing at the same time! Mine were Saline, not silicone. To big and just not what I asked for.
      They both burst after a few months anyway & he removed the empty bags.
      He actually accused me of bursting them myself because I complained they were too big.
      I was so embarrassed I didn’t do arbitration. It was a nightmare.

  7. Faithmobile says:

    I side eye this story and The Basic Instinct story where she denied knowing they were filming her cooter. She seems to be trying to rewrite history so that she appears to be more of a feminist than the Cool Girl she really was. Just own your past and show that you have learned something.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Yeah, but she’s been saying for years that they filmed the scene without her permission. With all the horrible shit that goes on in Hollywood and the movie industry, I believe her.

    • NTheMiddle says:

      Yeah… she just doesn’t strike me as a genuine person. The whole Basic Instinct story doesn’t make sense and neither does this.

  8. Diana says:

    “People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind.”

    From 2008:
    “At first, I’m not happy with the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans …,” she said on camera Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, referring to the country’s alleged human rights violations. “And then all this earthquake and stuff happened and I thought, ‘Is that Karma, when you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?’”

    Also, claiming to be in Mensa, when you’re not.

    These could be reasons people were unkind.

  9. Watson says:

    I completely believe that a surgeon increased her cup size without her consent. It really isn’t unheard of. Is it right? Hell no. But it happens more than we know.

    • Joan Rivers says:

      It’s hard to believe it can happen to a big MOVIE STAR though, they are much more likely to be specific, and to sue.
      It’s hard to believe she didn’t sue, too.
      But I kinda like her anyway.

  10. Kelly-bells says:

    I believe her regarding her breast implants.
    The same thing happened to a friend who had breast reconstruction surgery after a double mastectomy.
    my friend was very top-heavy to begin with and told her surgeon multiple times that she wanted implants that were the same size as her original breasts.
    The surgeon kept telling her to go bigger and when she woke up she had bigger.
    Unfortunately, my friend has major healing issues and has to go to wound care once a week because of her implants.
    She had her reconstructive implant surgery four years ago.
    Another friend had implant surgery after breast-feeding her 2 children – her breast size went from a 36C to a 36A.
    Her surgeon tried to convince her to go up a size – telling her she would be more happy in the long run and that “most women wish they had gone up a size after receiving breast implants.”
    My friend refused. 12 years later she’s happy with her results and so glad she didn’t go up from her original size.
    FTR: Both of my friends plastic surgeons were male.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      I believe her, too. There used to be a show on E! that followed several LA plastic surgeons (all male, IIRC) & they routinely tried to persuade women to get larger implants using the same line (“most women wish they had gone larger”). And that was on camera for all the world to see. I’m sure some of these guys impose their judgment once a woman is under anesthesia.

  11. Oliva says:

    I believe the implant story. I had breast reconstruction surgery post-mastectomy and it was very clear that the surgeon was trying to steer me into larger implants. I kept telling him that I want the same size and he refused to tell me which size implants would result in the same breasts as my original. When they did the mastectomy, they put expanders in which they progressively fill with saline until they are the size you want. They made me tell them when the expanders were the size I want even though I was swollen so had no way to know. And they would not give me advice even though I obviously had no idea how to make this decision. And you cannot just switch surgeons at that point, so you are stuck. I luckily guessed right but if they had ended up too big, there’s no way I could sue because I had to pick the implant size myself (with no guidance).

  12. souperkay says:

    I had breast reduction surgery and was pressured to keep proportional with my body. I was really pushing for A cup. I got a C which has landed C-D depending. C is still a whole new world but I would have preferred even smaller. I believe Sharon.

    • McGee says:

      It makes so sad that these comments about being proportional are really centering these individuals on their decorative value to others, rather than on what the person wants for themselves. Truly forcing the subject to be an object…

  13. bitchyarchitect says:

    uh the NYtimes published an article about women who under went aenesthesia for routine procedure were subjected to random pelvicl exams by med. students without their permission while they were unconscious- soo I believe anything can happen to a woman’s body while she is unconscious…

  14. LeonsMomma says:

    While I think Sharon is prone to making up or exagerrating stories, I believe her for this.

    For perspective, a friend of mine went into surgery to take a tumor off her tibula or fibula, and woke up with her leg from the knee taken off. Surgeon thought it would be easier than putting her through another surgery. (She did NOT consent before, in case something like this happened.) It didn’t stop the cancer, and I swear that surgery took something — trying to stay positive, will to life — out of her. She passed away only 6 months later.

    • lucy2 says:

      OMG that is just horrible. I’m so sorry for your friend.

      I’m of the same opinion about Sharon, I have the same impression of her, but I believe her here. God forbid I ever need something like that, I’m going to insist on the decision in writing.

  15. Betsy says:

    I read some comments about breast augmentation (just regular augmentation, not after other surgeries) and it’s a known thing I guess that the surgeon sometimes makes adjustments in the OR. I don’t know how common it is to go up that much, but I wish we had better ways to review doctors so that women could know this going in.

    • yeperz says:

      My doc used the excuse that most women return for “bigger”. He also said small implants are stopped at the Texas border. He was an arse- wish I got up & ran.

  16. Monica says:

    Sharon is a lot, but I like her. She is full of ego, and why not? Also, she is my age and looks great. I wish her well.