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Montag: ‘I almost died’ after plastic surgery

Heidi Montag says her decision to undergo 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day almost killed her. And despite her alleged brush with death, Montag says she’s ready to bare her new body in the pages of Playboy again — as soon as she gets all of her normal movement back.

“I almost died after my procedure,” Montag told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on Monday. “I had too much Demerol like Michael Jackson did and my breathing was five breaths per minute which is like almost dead. (I was) in an aftercare center, there were nurses that were supposed to be tending to me at all times.

“So thank God, Charles, one of my security guys used to be an EMT, and he was timing my breath on his watch and he called the nurses and they had to put oxygen on my face and called my plastic surgeon to come in for an emergency. So, it was a very traumatic experience for me,” she continued.

Two months after the surgery, Montag said she is now starting to regain all of the movement in her face.

“I’m starting to move my face more and more,” Montag said. ‘(But,) I feel very plastic … especially when I first came out, it was so hard for me even to smile and it’s still hard for me to chew sometimes. But it’s feeling more and more natural everyday because the swelling is going down.”

On Nov. 20, Montag underwent 10 procedures that included a mini brow lift, Botox in the forehead, nose job revision, fat injections in cheeks and lips, chin reduction, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, breast augmentation revision, liposuction on her waist and thighs and a buttocks augmentation. But, she told Bush she’s not addicted to plastic surgery.

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“I do love it and I appreciate it and I appreciate the science behind it,” she explained. “How incredible … we (are) blessed to even have this surgery that we have. We’re so advanced. If Cleopatra were alive now, I’m sure she’d have triple D’s … there’s always been a struggle between pain and beauty. I feel like since the beginning of time.”

Montag revealed that she initially wanted breasts in the largest size possible, but is now happy with what she’s got.

“At first I kept saying my boobs aren’t big enough. I wanted 800 cc’s and I ended up getting about 650 cc’s. Eight hundred is the largest size that they make,” she explained. “I wanted them to be larger originally, but this is all that could fit into my body. So, I kept saying like a crazy person for eight weeks, saying I want them bigger I want them bigger. I think I’m good with them now. … They’re triple Ds or Fs pretty much, I wanted ‘H’ for Heidi but that didn’t really happen that way.”

As far as her revealing People magazine cover, Montag told Bush she was not paid by the mag and that People did not pay for her procedures. She explained that she paid for all of her work herself, which is estimated to have cost around $30,000.

And after two months of staying out of the public eye, Montag reveled that she’s ready to have all eyes on her again in the pages of Playboy.

“I’m beyond ready to do it again,” Montag said when asked she would pose for the men’s magazine a second time.

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