04/03/2006 AT 11:00 AM EDT
In her first appearance since her recent breast-implant surgery, Star Jones Reynolds brought little gifts for her cohosts on The View Monday morning: falsies.
"I don't need these," quipped Joy Behar as she stuffed them high under her jacket. "I'll use them as shoulder pads."
As for how Jones Reynolds, 44, now looks, the word svelte comes to mind. Last week, phoning into the show, she said: "I had a boob lift." Asked why she underwent the elective procedure, Jones Reynolds, explained that she needed the change following her recent 150-lbs. weight loss.
On Monday, Meredith Vieira said, "We call this show The View,' and, looking at Jones Reynolds, who was wearing a false front in preparation for the unveiling of her new chest, Vieira added: "And what a view."
Jones Reynolds joked that she was now a 44 triple D.
But, turning serious, Barbara Walters asked her costar to explain reports that there were serious aftereffects to her surgery. "When you talked to me I was fine," Jones Reynolds said of Walters's initial call to the hospital. "But I lost a little more blood than the doctors were comfortable with."
Although she was given transfusions, "Literally, by 8:30 the next morning I was having bacon and eggs," said Jones Reynolds. Of how she's doing now, she said: "I'm feeling really good."
And despite talk of there being a feud between Behar and Jones Reynolds, there was no evidence of any friction between them.