Marysol Patton’s mother Elsa has made a name for herself as the non-filtered comic (and psychic!) relief of The Real Housewives of Miami. Unfortunately, the reality star opted for plastic surgery several years ago and the procedure left her face nearly unrecognizable from what it once was. On last night’s season 2 premiere, Elsa finally opened up about the surgeon who did the work, saying that he had “ruined” her face.
As you can see from these family photos of Mama Elsa before plastic surgery, she was a fresh-faced beauty in her younger years. Even as she aged, she was a stunning woman. She certainly never appeared to be needing of a nip and tuck, but the pressure of staying young in a town like Miami can lead just about anyone to go under the knife.
In a more recent photo of Elsa and daughter Marysol, we see a glimpse of what Elsa looked like right before she underwent the cosmetic procedure that she says “ruined” her face and although it may be unfortunate, Elsa is hilarious and carefree and her spirit is something no surgeon can tarnish.
Despite the results of her plastic surgery, Elsa is loving the spot light and making her presence knows. Marysol recently opened up to Star Magazine about her mother’s success on the show and her desire to be in the spotlight. “It happened very organically. She gets excited having a film crew to entertain. She’s always asking me, ‘Where are the cameras? When are they coming over?'”
Here are some more photos of Mama Elsa Patton before plastic surgery courtesy of herself and Bravo:
Tune in to Real Housewives of Miami every Thursday night at 9/8c to see more of Mama Elsa and the rest of the ladies.