Did Vicki Gunvalson Have Plastic Surgery? Check Out These Before & After Photos


Did Vicki Gunvalson Have Plastic Surgery? Check Out These Before & After Photos Getty Images

Did Vicki Gunvalson have plastic surgery? Part of being on the Real Housewives comes with a few ground rules: always stir the pot, fight with your fellow castmates, and make sure your face and body are full of plastic. We’ve seen it in each installment of the show, with almost every single housewife in the history of the franchise getting augmentations, Botox, facelifts, fillers, and more.

Though many people like to point out Bethenny Frankel’s transformation over the years, one housewife in particular has continued to shock everyone with her procedures.


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Vicki Gunvalson from Real Housewives of Orange County has looked unrecognizable on the recent seasons of the show, making fans question if she went under the knife... again.



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The Vicki Gunvalson plastic surgery photos prove that she, indeed, has had some work done. But don’t just take our word for it, because Gunvalson herself confirmed that she had a facelift.


Fellow castmate, Tamra Judge, told her friend to get the cosmetic procedure and since everyone in Orange County is doing it, you absolutely must listen to your friends.

“I went to Tamra’s doctor because she told me I needed a facelift. So I thought, ‘Okay, I gotta listen to Tamra so she doesn’t get mad at me.’ No, but God love Tamra, she tells me like it is,” she said in 2018. “I had a lower facelift two months ago just like she did and you’re going to see it towards the end of the season.”

Gunvalson had the facelift done after having her face fillers removed.

“He [her surgeon] said it was like granulated sugar underneath my skin, of all these different areas that had been injected. So, I didn’t even look like myself anymore and some people were saying my promo pictures didn’t look like me. It’s like, it didn’t. I was puffy and I didn’t feel like it was even myself. I want to be back to being a 56-year-old and looking the best I can be,” she commented about the procedure.


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But don’t think that just because she had yet another surgery, she’ll be getting any more. Back in 2013, she defended her obsession with plastic surgery, saying, “It’s my body and it’s my life. I’m only trying to make myself look the best I can be.”

It seems like that has all changed following her latest facelift. Instead, Gunvalson has decided to keep things natural going forward. 

“I feel great. And I promised Dr. Ambe I’m never doing another filler, another anything. I’m just leaving it alone,” she said.

Not only did she promise her doctor, but her boyfriend as well.


“If I didn’t have Steve, I don’t know how anybody can go through it without somebody telling you, ‘Take another Xanax. Go back to bed.’ It was a brutal recovery, it was 10, 12 days, but after that you kind of forget about it. I promised Steve I’m done. I did because it is what it is.”

So, even though Gunvalson did have surgery before the filming started for season 13, we thought that we could expect to see another transformation toward looking somewhat normal again. Because faces are always changing in the OC. And this statement couldn't be more true, as it appeared that Gunvalson had gone under the knife once again in 2019.

In March 2019, the reality star posted an Instagram photo of herself with Judge that immediately got fans talking about her face. Some users were critical, with one saying, “Vicki looks like a wax face.” And another commented, “Will they be able to fix the face work?” While another rudely wrote, “What the f is wrong with your face?? What have you done now??”

However, other fans thought Gunvalson looked incredible, commenting, “You girls look gorgeous!!! Have fun.”



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Plastic surgeon Norman M. Rowe, who has not treated Gunvalson, weighed in with his thoughts, explaining, “Vicki’s newly slim face could be a combination of a liquid facelift and Kybella treatments. The liquid facelift involves injecting fillers into her cheeks to attempt to elevate and resuspend her face without performing a facelift. Kybella is an injectable treatment that helps drastically improve chin contouring and eliminate the ‘double chin’ without the need of invasive surgery. These are very common procedures that I perform on my patients on a daily basis. Overall, she’s looking more youthful than ever.”

And not long after, just before the 14th season's premiere in April 2019, Gunvalson was seen back in the plastic surgeon's chair once again. She appeared to be getting a procedure done to her face that reportedly "shrinks pores, improves texture and stimulates collagen."


Whatever it is that the reality star had done, there's no doubt that she looks absolutely stunning!

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