Bad Girls Club star Stephanie Rivera struggled with self-image her entire life so she recently decided to take matters into her own hands, and underwent a breast augmentation, exclusively telling RadarOnline.com, "I feel sexier than ever!"
The Oxygen star known as 'The Sultry Siren' on the show provided Radar with photographs of her new body, explaining that she finally went through with the boob job in an effort to boost her self-esteem.
"I have always wanted a breast augmentation, for many years now. I have always battled with my weight shift as a young girl; one minute I'm really thick, and then the next minute I'm back to really skinny, so you can just imagine over the years how much of a toll it took on my breasts," Rivera told Radar.
"I wanted to gain self-confidence. My motto has always been 'Follow your heart,' I believe that you should do whatever makes you happy. Never do it for the wrong reasons, do it because is what you want. So I followed my heart and went through with it."
Under the careful knife of leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Salzhauer in Miami, Fla. -- a surgeon who was recommended by someone she met while filing BGC — Rivera paid for the plastic surgery on her credit card.
"While I was taping for my season of the Bad Girls Club Miami Season 11, there was a girl that I met out at a nightclub and I couldn't help myself but to just go up to her and compliment her body. She wasn't shy at all; she began telling me about Dr. Salzhauer," Rivera, 22, said.
"So I began to do my own research and liked what I saw. Once I did the consultation with him I knew that he was going to be my doctor, he was very professional and made me feel very comfortable (as well as his team). He knew exactly what I needed and understood what I wanted."
And Dr. Salzhauer echoed the statement.
"Stephanie Rivera was a pleasure to have as a patient. Very nice and down to earth. No attitude, just laid back--- the opposite of what one would think based on the Bad Girls Club persona," he told Radar.
"I performed a silicone breast augmentation on her last month. She went from a medium 'B' cup to a very natural appearing 'C' cup. She's petite, so we didn't want to go over the top. She wanted a natural look, that gave her just a bit more boost. Something to allow her throw out her push-up bras and better fill out her dresses and bikinis."
But Rivera isn't stopping there. Next on her wish list? A butt lift!
"Next on her wish list is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). This operation is currently the most popular trend in plastic surgery, especially in Miami and Los Angeles. I performed more than 350 BBL's in my practice in the last year alone," Dr. Salzhauer explained.
"Having my breast augmentation has given me the boost of self- confidence that I have always wanted,' Rivera said.
"I feel sexier than ever. I'm very thankful for the work that Dr. Salzhauer performed on me. I am very happy, and love how they look on me."