The 58-year-old has spoken openly about her decision to go under the knife, as she revealed the surgery has left her feeling “more in line” with who she is on the inside.
The Loose Women panellist was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2014, and has now opened up about how treatment for the disease changed her appearance.
Carol, who underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, as well as having a mastectomy, admitted she didn’t like how she looked following the ordeal.
The star went on to explain her “aged” appearance had prompted her to get a facelift, adding: “It’s not about looking younger, it’s about looking my best and more in line with the person I feel inside.”
The TV personality went on to admit that before her surgery, Carol had begun to take measures to avoid seeing her own appearance.
Speaking to Best Magazine, she went on: “I feel I’ve had my face put back to where it was.”
Recalling life before her facelift, she spilled: “There is an element of looking in the mirror and if it doesn’t reflect how you’re feeling, it’s horrible! I’d started to avoid it.
“My face just didn’t match with what’s going on in my head.
“I felt like my cancer and the treatments had aged me a lot.”
Carol went on: “I started to feel there was no point in trying to look ‘nice’ I’d avoid make-up.
“I thought it would just highlight nooks and crannies.”
Explaining how the surgery had changed her life, the star divulged: “Now I feel good.”
The Celebrity Big Brother star appeared overjoyed to be back on the hit ITV series, and soon explained why she felt it was the right time to return.
“I’m really pleased to be here,” she added. “I’m really nervous which is odd because I did over a 1000 shows.”
And, as she showed off her new look, the presenter also opened up about her recent surgery.
Speaking to viewers about the facelift, she said: “I only had it three weeks ago.
“So if you’re looking at me thinking I look a bit strange, or a bit younger than I did last week, I probably do.
“You need to do some things to make yourself feel normal.”
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Read the full interview in the latest issue of Best Magazine, which is out now.