During the season 6 premiere of RHOP, the 37-year-old — who shares twins Karter and Kruz, both 8, and daughter Kamrynn Kapri, 23 months, with husband Eddie Osefo — debuted her new look for the world to see.
"So, I decided that I wanted to do that because I have literally felt that as a mom, I have given my life and my body to my children," she exclusively tells OK!. "Motherhood is a journey that takes a mental toll, as well as a physical toll, and you find ourself often times in a room saying, 'Who am I?' And you’re just a shell of yourself."
She continues, "And I said to myself, well, the least I can do is after my last baby — I have breastfed my kids — is to perk them up a little bit, and so I was able to do that. I am so glad I was able to do that because that is the first thing I have ever done for myself. What I thought was really interesting, and I didn’t realize until it happened, but it was the fact that I throw all of these birthday parties for my children, I have never planned anything for myself, so me having the surgery was the first time I have done something for myself, planning anything for myself."
Ultimately, the brunette beauty is "glad" she went out of the way to make herself happy.
"Because as moms, we pour so much of our energy into our children, but we never get a chance to celebrate ourselves, and I finally got a chance to do just that," she says.
The mom-of-three realizes that people may criticize her choice, but she "doesn't care" what others think — and she won't be responding to critics who spread hate about her online.
However, the reality star's husband has nothing but kind words to say about his wife's transformation.
"Oh, he loves it! He is so supportive – he knows that I have always sacrificed so much for my kids, so he was clearly happy that I did this for myself," she gushes.
Real Housewives of Potomac airs on Bravo on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.