• Sharon Stone claimed in her memoir that a surgeon gave her bigger implants while she was undergoing breast reconstruction
  • The actress was told by the doctor that he thought she would "look better with bigger boobs"
  • The "Basic Instinct" star also talked about what she went through following her stroke and cerebral hemorrhage

Sharon Stone revealed in her new memoir that a surgeon once altered her body without her consent.

In her memoir "The Beauty of Living Twice," Stone, 63, shared that a plastic surgeon decided to give her larger breast implants without her permission, insisting that she would look better with them.

The "Basic Instinct" star 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 after waking up from the surgery, she realized that the doctor had given her larger breast implants.

"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 told The Times in an interview. "He had changed my body without my knowledge or consent."

When she questioned the surgeon about the size of her implants, she learned that he did it because he "thought that I would look better with bigger, ‘better’ boobs."

In the book, Stone also talked about the stroke and cerebral hemorrhage she suffered in 2001 when she was 43. She opened up about the health scare in her interview with Willie Geist on "Sunday Today," recalling that a doctor told her that she was close to dying while she was lying in a hospital bed.

Stone was among the most in-demand actresses after her 1992 movie "Basic Instinct" and 1995 film "Casino." However, it took her seven long years to recover, and her comeback did not come easy.

"People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind," she told Variety. "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," she continued.

Due to her experience, Stone urged others to immediately visit the hospital when they experience a "really bad headache." In her case, she didn't get to the hospital until after three or four days, and she only had a 1% chance of surviving by the time she got surgery.

Stone said she is thankful for her "second life" and is busy with acting, modeling, painting and spending quality time with her sons, Roan, Laird and Quinn.

"I'm in a really grateful place," she said. "When I was a kid, I always wanted to have a house full of kids running and screaming and dogs, and I got it. And I feel very blessed and happy about the life I got. We're happy together, and what's better than that?"

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Actress Sharon Stone poses for photographers as she arrives for a concert to honour former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, at the Royal Albert Hall in London March 30, 2011. Movie stars, singers and politicians turned out on Wednesday for a gala concert in London to honour former Soviet President Gorbachev, who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month REUTERS/Toby Melville