Before: 2009 / After: 2012

Former Bachelorette Trista Sutter reveals exclusively to Life & Style her post-plastic surgery body — after going under the knife just three months before turning 40 to ‘feel pretty again’

“After nursing both my kids for a year each, my boobs were deflated,” mom of two Trista Sutter, 39, reveals exclusively in the new issue of Life & Style. “And I had a droopy eye. It was something that I noticed in every picture I’ve ever taken.”

After visits with her doctor, Dr. Franklin Rose, in Houston, she decided to move forward with getting plastic surgery on her eyes and breasts — a blepharoplasty to lift her eyelids and remove the bags under her eyes, and breast augmentation with an internal lift that increased her cup size from a small B to a full C — all in one day.

“I realized that the surgery was something I had to do for myself, just for my own self-confidence and to feel good again about being in bathing suits and being intimate with my husband,” Trista, who fell in love with her husband, Ryan, on The Bachelorette, in 2003, tells the mag.

“He wanted me to be happy, so he said, ‘Whatever you need to do to make yourself happy, go for it,'” she says with a smile.

“I wanted to feel pretty again — and I do!”

For more on Trista’s surgery, her difficult recovery and all the before and after photos, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style on newsstands now!

Photo Credit: Cy Cyr; Jason Dewey