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May 20, 2015 01:20 PM

Since her early 20s, Tamra Judge has gone under the knife five times to get her boobs done – but she has no regrets.

“It is what it is,” the Real Housewives of Orange County star, 47, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a personal choice and for me. I don’t do it for the public or my husband. It’s something you do to make yourself feel better.”

Judge got her first breast augmentation soon after she had her first child because she “just wanted a little perk.”

That was just the beginning. “Then I got them done after my third kid. I thought that instead of getting a lift, I’d fill in the extra skin,” she says. “That was a big mistake because then they were too big.”

Judge has since had her breasts reduced, and then completely removed the implants about three years ago. Most recently, she decided to put them back in.

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“This time, because I work out so much and most breast tissue is just body fat, I decided to get very small implants,” she says. “They’re very, very small for a little bit of fullness.”

Judge also explained she’s enjoyed her range of breast sizes throughout the years.

“When they were big in the ’90s, I loved them!” she says. “And then, it’s a lifestyle thing I guess, as you get older you don’t want those big giant boobs.”

The new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County premieres June 8 on Bravo.

For more on the Housewives and 2015’s Most Talked About Bodies, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday

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