“From Not to Hot” star Mama June Shannon is skinnier than ever and she only has herself—and some doctors—to thank. The reality TV mother underwent weight loss surgery and had plastic surgery to have skin removed. Despite her journey being documented by WEtv, she paid for the procedures herself.

“I had to pay, just like everybody else,” Shannon told the Dominic Nati Show Friday. “[The surgery] was going to happen whether I had them or not.”

READ: Mama June Gives Diet Tips

While some people might claim Shannon, 37, took the easy way out, she had to workout extensively after she had the gastric sleeve surgery in order to have her excess skin removed.

“If you get the skin removal surgery done without anything before, you’re liable to have to spend your money and do it again,” she explained.

The Georgia native underwent four procedures: skin removal on her arms and neck, a tummy tuck and breast lift. Don’t expect Shannon to get addicted to going under the knife, though. She said she’s done with plastic surgery. “I’m definitely not going to have any more,” she said. 

Even though her daughters are young, Shannon wasn’t opposed to her daughters, 11-year-old Alana and 17-year-old Pumpkin, getting a similar procedure.

READ: Thin Mama June’s Weight Loss Sparks Fat Suit Rumors About Size 4 Figure

“I do encourage them to lose weight, but they’re teenagers,” the reality TV star explained. “If it would make them confident, then yes, I would recommend the surgery. You have to do your research, definitely, and that’s what got me into the gastric sleeve. That helps you lose as much weight as possible.”

Shannon’s final reveal is near. Don’t miss her rumored size 4 appearance when “Mama June: From Not to Hot”  airs Fridays at 10 p.m. EDT on WEtv.

Follow me on Twitter @mariamzzarella