“There were as many as 40 people in my room at one time,” says Soleil proudly.Still, when the Demerol began to wear off, she says, “it hurt like hell.The surgery required 4,000 stitches and left both breasts bruised.For the next day and a half, propped up in a hospital gown while Demerol dripped intravenously into her system to ease the soreness, Soleil held court for a parade of Hollywood’s busiest teens—including Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green from .Now, though, Soleil began to feel ill at ease especially around boys.
She couldn’t even jog around the corner from her Burbank, Calif., home without boys taunting, “Hey, Punky Boobster!
” When Soleil described her ordeal in detail to her friends, she says, “they were shocked that I’m so open. They were curious about it.” They were also supportive.
“Eddie was like, ‘I can’t wait until you get your bandages off so we can really hug,” Soleil says. So I held the stick down and popped the ball in to the pocket.
(See stories beginning on page 88) “Making a change at this point can make a substantial difference in a teenager’s psychological adjustment,” says Dr. But Mc Kinney also cautions, “Teens are incredibly vulnerable to suggestion.
Sometimes they just need to be told that their breast or nose size is fine.” Soleil’s problems, however, were physiological as well as psychological.