Brigitte Nielsen Plastic Surgery Confessions!

updated 08/25/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/25/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

During her stint last year on VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Brigitte Nielsen gave up cigarettes and alcohol—and, in return, "gained a lot of weight," she sighs. "When I looked at myself, I felt like an old home that needed to be fixed up." Her renovation plan? Head-to-toe plastic surgery, which she underwent over the course of nearly three weeks in June and had filmed for a German TV show. "A lot of women say, 'I look good thanks to magic creams,' but that's a joke," she says, explaining why she went public. She's about to bare even more: This fall Nielsen, 45, a mother of four, plans to pose for Playboy—21 years after appearing on its cover. "On a scale of one to 10," she says, "I feel like a nine!"

Nielsen says she had a "mini-lift, just around the ears and eyelids."

Her 36C implants (which she had put in 18 years ago) were replaced with new ones and her breasts lifted "to make them look fresher."

Eight pints of fluid were removed from her belly and thighs via liposuction.

Lipo (and dieting) helped Nielsen go from a size 14 to an 8.

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