Like many women in the Real Housewives franchise, Vicki Gunvalson has had quite a journey with “touch ups” to her visage. Fillers were all the rage for a while, but 56-yar-old Vicki has now gone down a different beauty path in 2018. She recently had 10 pockets of filler removed from her face and went under the knife for a facelift.
Vicki explained to Page Six that pressures from doctors led to her getting years of injectable fillers that left her face bumpy and unrecognizable to her. “It was all fillers through the last five to seven years,” Vicki told the site. “You go to the doctor and they’re like, ‘Oh, fill up this, fill up this, fill up this,’ and by the time I looked in the mirror, I was like, ‘Doesn’t even look like me.’ So when he [her doctor] opened me up, he said, ‘You had 10 pockets of fillers that I had to remove.’”
Fortunately Vicki has a lot of support around her. She told US that both her boyfriend Steve Lodge and her daughter Brianna Culberson told her she did not need the surgical intervention because she was beautiful just the way she is.
Ultimately Vicki did decide to have a lower facelift procedure with Dr. Milind Ambe, and is happy with the results. She says she looks like she did when she was 35 or 40.
Here’s Vicki debuting her new face a few days ago at Jill Zarin’s 6th Annual Luxury Luncheon in honor of her late husband Bobby Zarin.
For comparison, here’s Vicki in 2017 –
Vicki is currently in NYC to appear on Andy Cohen’s WWHL and address her drama with RHOC castmates Eddie Judge and Kelly Dodd.
Amelia Cunningham is a Starcasm writer and editor