Danielle Staub is heading into 2020 with a new, more natural look. The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom just revealed that she went under the knife for her fifth breast augmentation surgery. Danielle's an open book when it comes to cosmetic procedures: she's shared her tips for Botox, and back in RHONJ Season 2, she took fans inside her surgery to replace her breast implants (watch the video here).
Now Danielle explained to PEOPLE why she decided to make a change this year, removing the DD implants she says she "hated" in favor of size B implants. "Nothing felt right," she told the magazine about that previous procedure in 2009. "My breasts, they immediately felt cold and numb. I literally had no body temperature on my chest for years. They felt impacted, I felt ripples underneath them. And my skin was so thin around my breasts, you could see through it. It was like a couple of pieces of paper. I did not enjoy them at all.”
Danielle says she wishes she'd never gotten a breast augmentation. “I regret getting them in the first place, 100 percent. The biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my life,” Staub told PEOPLE. “Nobody wants to look that way anymore. I haven’t wanted it for decades.”
In fact, she wanted to take the implants out entirely, but says that her surgeon, Dr. Stephen Greenberg, added replacements in for "health purposes." She explained: "My whole intention was not to have to put another implant in, but sometimes it’s irreparable. I don’t have any tissue left, so there’s nothing else to do."
With this procedure. Dr. Greenberg put in new silicone "gummy bear" implants, which are not supposed to ooze or leak. “I’ve been working 25 years. I’ve seen everything, done everything, and corrected everything from others. And Danielle had a mess,” he told PEOPLE. “She had a lot of scar tissue in there, deformed breasts, and one of her implants was ruptured, which caused a lot of pain. We had to take out all the old silicone, clean out everything — the scar tissue — and really reform her breasts. It just required starting from scratch.”
Danielle isn't the only one who is speaking out about complications from breast implants: after undergoing multiple surgeries to correct her implants, Shahs of Sunset alum Lilly Ghalichi said: "My advice to anyone thinking about getting augmentation: Don't do it!"
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