Brittany Cartwright Explains Why She Has a 'Frown Face' on “The Valley”: 'I Had Work Done on My Chin'

"My doctors thought that my face would be back to normal by the time that we started filming," Cartwright said on her and Jax Taylor's 'When Reality Hits' podcast

<p> Felix Kunze/Bravo via Getty</p> Brittany Cartwright in

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Brittany Cartwright in 'The Valley'

Brittany Cartwright is addressing her changing appearance.

During the latest episode of When Reality Hits, her podcast with estranged husband Jax Taylor, the pair discussed Cartwright's look in the teaser for the new Bravo reality series, The Valley.

In the clip, Cartwright, 35, wears a bandage around her head and explains that she's had liposuction in her chin after feeling "self-conscious" for "the longest time."

Related: Brittany Cartwright Says Her 'Focus Is on Being the Best Mom' to Son Cruz amid Separation from Jax Taylor

The reality star then said on Thursday's episode of the podcast, “I feel like almost all season long, I’m going to have a frown face."

“And there is no context [in] the trailer of what is going on with my freaking mouth,” she added while speaking to Taylor, 44, and guest Kristen Doute, 41.

"My mouth is back to normal now, thank God!" Cartwright insisted.

“Like, three weeks before we started filming, I had work done on my double chin. He did a little bit of lipo under my double chin. And then he did this thing called Morpheus8,” Cartwright said, referring to the microneedling face treatment. “I’ll just go ahead and say it: double chins — we call it the turkey gobbler — runs in my family.”

<p> Bravo</p> Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright on 'The Valley'


Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright on 'The Valley'

Cartwright wasn't expecting to still be wearing a bandage during filming, admitting doctors thought her face "would be back to normal" by then.

“No matter what I was going through, no matter how much weight I lost, I still felt like I had something there. It wasn’t that invasive," Cartwright said. "It was just under my chin. But my doctors thought that my face would be back to normal by the time that we started filming.”

“For majority of the season, it’s going to look like whenever I’m upset or something, that I’ve got, like, a frowning face,” Cartwright continued of the Vanderpump Rules spinoff's first season. “And in the beginning, it was so hilarious because I had to literally put my finger on my bottom lip so that I could speak because my bottom lip would not move up and down.”

<p>Credit: Bravo</p> Brittany Cartwright has work done on her chin in 'The Valley' teaser.

Credit: Bravo

Brittany Cartwright has work done on her chin in 'The Valley' teaser.

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Cartwright's comments come after she and Taylor announced their separation last month after four years of marriage.

While speaking exclusively to PEOPLE at Thursday's Los Angeles premiere of The Valley, Taylor opened up about what it's been like having the support of friends after the split.

"There's a lot of people going through what I'm going through right now, and marriage is not easy. It's not, you know. It's a lot of work and there's a lot of ups and downs," Taylor, who shares 2-year-old son Cruz with Cartwright, said.

"It's tough, it's tough, but we're handling it the best way we can," he added.

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The Valley premieres Tuesday, March 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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