updated 01/30/2014 AT 9:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/31/2014 AT 11:30 AM ET
Brooke Burke-Charvet says the best plastic surgery should go unnoticed.
“If a woman has done a bit of work, you should never know,” the TV personality tells New You in its spring issue.
“Women who do too much scare me. I’m glad it scares me. I was married to a plastic surgeon, so I’ve seen it all.”
Burke-Charvet says she feels healthier now than she did a decade ago, even after dealing with the threat of thyroid cancer.
“[My] 40s started out a little bit rough because there have been some life issues, but physically I feel better today than I did in my 30s,” says Burke-Charvet, who is married to former Baywatch star David Charvet.
Burke-Charvet’s wisdom comes from experiencing some disappointments.
“I regret having a marriage that didn’t work, because divorce is ‘forever’ for children,” she says. “I regret that my two oldest daughters have to grow up knowing that sometimes a family falls apart. That’s my heartbreaking life lesson. But I’m happy that they can see love now.”