Denise Richards is pleased the way her body looks, but it took several plastic surgeries to get there. Click on the "Launch Gallery" button below to see Denise's ever-changing figure.

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The 40-year-old actress underwent her first breast enhancement when she was just 19, but neglected to do her homework about the procedure. "When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I asked for. I was in such a hurry to get them that I didn't research my doctor," Richards tells Us Weekly in their latest issue. "I just thought because they're a plastic surgeon, they must be good. You have to be your advocate for your own body and ask 100 questions."

Richards went to another surgeon to have them corrected, but ended up with even larger implants. "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."

At least one additional corrective procedure followed, and Richards is happy with the results ... for now. "This is the size I wanted them to look at 19! There's a long investment with breast implants. They're not going to last a lifetime and things can go wrong," she tells Us Weekly. "I'm happy with them now, but in a year that could change."

There's been other major changes in Richards' life, including adopting a baby girl Eloise and releasing a memoir entitled "Real Girl Next Door."

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