updated 09/15/2009 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/15/2009 AT 12:00 PM ET
Christina Applegate had breast reconstruction surgery a year ago following a double mastectomy, but she still misses her old boobs.
“It’s really hard because they just aren’t the same – and I had really good ones,” Applegate, 37, says in the October issue of Women’s Health. “If you have boobs you don’t like, you can go and choose the size you want, and then get a brand new present. But it’s different [when it s not your choice].”
Still, the actress, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2008, has found a silver lining in the surgery: “I hold on to the fact that I don’t have to wear a bra, which is great!