In an essay for Refinery29, the 41 year old actress got candid about some serious health issues she encountered when she got breast implants in 2014. She also opened up about how her life was disintegrating at that same time. Stephanie admitted that the burden of her health issues, her broken marriage and also her mother getting diagnosed with cancer, made her drop over 15 pounds. Since March felt like she could not control her personal life, she decided to get breast implants as a coping mechanism.
March said that initially, she was pleased with the results after undergoing the breast surgery in August of the year 2014, but she adds that Flay and some her close friends were surprised and bewildered by her drastic decision. Stephanie said that her body was quite thin at the time because of the weight loss, and the breasts looked full after getting the breast implants; an outcome which only lasted with positivity til the implants got infected.
After getting her breast implants, March followed her doctor’s medical advice and instructions, and for 5 weeks, she looked stunningly beautiful. And then on October of the year 2014, March woke up felling a sickening wet slippery mucus sliding down her chest. The right breast implant had gotten infected, which forced her to spend 6 weeks on a rigid course of antibiotics. She then had the breast implant restored and put back in. The implant got infected yet again, and it ruptured on December 24th. After that, March realized that her body had simply rejected the breast implants and she needed to stop. She came up with this conclusion in April of year 2015, and the realization came just as Bobby Flay (her ex husband) was filling for divorce. She reasoned that the breast implant experimentation was over and she told her surgeons to take out the implants out. March instructed the cosmetic surgeons to give her cute breasts after the breast implants were removed since new people would be seeing them following her split with Flay. According to Doctor Martin from Breast Implants Perth, ruptured breast implants are becoming increasingly common due to unskilled and inexperienced plastic surgeons.
March now says that she her body is simply allergic to breast implants, and adds that she doesn’t blame her previous surgeons. March went on to talk about being self conscious about “new folks” seeing her new breasts given that she was dating again following her divorce; however, it turns out that there was nothing to really worry about since her new partner likes her breasts. March is currently dating Daniel Benton, a hedge fund manager.