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Breast Reconstruction and the Patriarchy: When Surgeons Ignore Patient Wishes

10/04/2021 02:55 PM | Click to read full article

In actor Sharon Stone’s newly published memoir, she reveals that when in 2001 she underwent reconstructive breast surgery, she realized that her surgeon had given her implants that were a cup size larger than they had agreed upon. When asked why he did it, he told her that he thought the ones he implanted “go better with your hip size.

As awful as that sounds, it happens more often than you may think.