Lisa Vanderpump sort-of denies getting a facelift, uses injectables to reshape her face

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In our seventh Gossip With Celebitchy Podcast, we talked about plastic surgery, particularly Kim Kardashian and Gisele Bundchen’s bad work and Sharon Stone, Glenn Close and other celebrities who have had good work. Around 2:45 we discussed liquid facelifts and I mentioned that one of the real housewives had admitted to that. At the time I didn’t remember which one, but it was Jill Zarin in 2011. Zarin explained that she’d achieved a very tight, immovable, pulled-looking face (my words obviously) through Botox and Restylane.

Buzzfeed news has an article about the rise of injectables, which more people and dermatologists are opting for instead of traditional surgery. They’re also rising in popularity due to social media. You can look younger, albeit with the risk of looking freakish, with some expertly applied fillers. Lisa Vanderpump, 58, is quoted, and she says that she likes getting injectables as opposed to surgery because it doesn’t have any down time and she can continue her feuds and pettiness to make headlines. In this article she denies getting a facelift in a roundabout way. She phrases it so vaguely it’s hard to tell. People Magazine points out that Lisa told Lisa Rinna on RHOBH last season that she hasn’t had a facelift.

The rise of injectables instead of surgery
Diamond is one of a handful of plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists who’ve made names for themselves on Instagram for their ability to work what looks like magic with nothing more than numbing cream and syringes. On these doctors’ social media pages, where follower counts range from the tens of thousands into the millions, you can watch them inject their patients — largely, though not exclusively, young women — with fillers meant to sharpen their jawlines, make their noses appear straighter and more symmetrical, and pump up their pouts. Results that used to require spending tens of thousands of dollars on surgery (and risking its sometimes-grisly consequences) are now available to anyone with half an hour and a couple thousand dollars to spare.

It’s becoming more common and socially acceptable
Injectables aren’t just changing our faces, creating a planet of girls with the same social media–approved full lips and sharp jaws. Their accessibility, shorter recovery time, and near-instantaneous results have encouraged people who wouldn’t normally consider having surgery to contemplate heading to doctors’ offices in their quest for a more perfect face. Add patients’ increasing willingness to disclose their procedures, and we’re rapidly heading into a world where fillers and Botox are considered in the same category as daubing on a little lipstick: Why wouldn’t you, if it makes you feel the way you want to feel, and look the way you want to look?

Lisa Vanderpump on getting maintenance injectables
“Dr. Ourian is all about keeping the quality of the skin good, because even if you have a great facelift, if you have skin that’s crepey it’s not going to have the desired result,” Lisa Vanderpump, an original cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and longtime patient of Dr. Ourian’s explains over the phone. She sees the doctor for lasering, plus the occasional Botox and fillers. “I’m on television, and I’m 58 years old. My skin would not look as good as it does were it not for Dr. Simon Ourian,” she says.

“I’ve always been a bit reticent really to go under the knife,” she says. “But the way things have changed, I don’t think it’s necessary. Well, none of it is necessary, clearly,” she adds, laughing.

“I’m on camera — I’ve got three shows on the air, I’m in the restaurant every night,” Vanderpump notes. “You could document me every day pretty much for the past eight years. I don’t have time for that downtime.”

“I say, ‘Do this, you’ll feel better,’” Vanderpump explains of her pitch to potential patients. “A friend of mine was going on about needing a top lip forever, and I finally said, ‘Don’t tell me about it. Do it!’ If something about your face makes you unhappy, just do it.”

[From Buzzfeed]

Injectables and “liquid facelifts” can look really obvious when compared to some good, subtle facelifts. You can get a facelift, have it settle and then some wrinkles come back to make it look more realistic and less “worked on.” This is what my mom did, and you really can’t tell she’s had work done. It was quite expensive though as the article points out. It’s much cheaper, easier and less invasive to just get fillers and Botox. Plus it’s reversible. If you don’t like the results, you can just wait for them to wear off.

As for Lisa, she looks otherworldly and not in a good way. I wouldn’t want her look, I thought she looked better in 2010 and I’ll leave it at that. Oh and we didn’t cover puppygate, because none of us watch that show and it was too complicated. Isn’t that Lisa’s job though, to manufacture enough drama so that she can propel her own projects?

Lisa on September 10, 2010.
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Lisa just two months later, on November 18, 2010.
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Here’s what Dr. Diamond, who was quoted in the article, is touting as an ideal jawline, achieved through filler. She looks good and not too worked on, but I still don’t get it.

This is quite a difference though:

photos credit: WENN and via Instagram

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  1. Astrid says:

    That’s just freakish. I’m having the same negative thoughts about Lisa as I have about Cindy in the previous post. It’s rare that some kind of medical treatment/surgery goes well.

  2. Darla says:

    I agree about a good facelift, but it does carry the risk of any surgery, and that is why I wouldn’t do it. I mean, honestly if I was la de da about going under anesthesia, I’d have my boobs put back where they used to be before anything with my face.

  3. K says:

    I know this isn’t on the topic of facelifts but I feel bad that she’s getting so vilified this season. I lost a brother in the same way she did and I honestly was barely holding it together for the first 18 months. I made several large decisions that I wouldn’t have otherwise made (changed my major in school, moved out of state) and I’m so grateful I had friends and family that just let me work through it and supported me. It’s heartbreaking to see that she doesn’t have the same support.

    • Coco says:

      The other women look absolutely awful going after her the way they are this season. We are seeing on camera how the rest are manipulating the situation to make LVP the bad guy even though Dorit didn’t do the right thing and her dog ended up at a shelter. So far, she hasn’t been able to name the “honest woman” she gave the puppy too. I’m ready for them to wipe the entire cast except for LVP, Denise, and Camille.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        puppygate isn’t really confusing – the other women are just trying to make it that way to claim that the Kelmsley’s did nothing wrong and b/c Teddi & Kyle are pissed that LVP put the kibbosh on Teddi’s plan of attack. Her inability to understand what being accountable is, does not bode well for her skills as an accountability coach. The more Teddi defends herself the worse she looks

      • Nikki says:

        If LVP wanted to make it about what Dorit did then she should just own up to her part in trying to get the story out there. The reason no one is talking about what Dorit did is because Lisa V is denying having any involvement. If she simply said yes I did because what you did was awful then it would be about what Dorit did. I love LVP but I can’t understand how anyone can deny that she has shown herself to be very manipulative in the way she encourages others to bring up topics and then acts like she has no idea what’s going on.

  4. Darla says:

    Am I crazy? I think she looks great, except for the heavy eye makeup which I hate.

    I am kind of obsessing about these comments because I had my first injectable in Dec, mostly to fill in a skin cancer scar on my lip. But i also asked her to fill in some lines. I really liked it and am going for something a bit bigger in April. I am not sure if I will do botox around the eyes, or the cheek fillers, but they are on the table. The comments on this and the Crawford thread are brutal!

    • Erinn says:

      I don’t have an issue with other people getting injections, honestly. The only time I think it’s dumb is when they’ve lost everything human like from their face. So as long as it’s done with a moderate hand, and you can still move and show expressions, I say go for it. I think she might have looked a bit better with a little less around her forehead/brows – it wasn’t that bad before, and now it almost looks ‘too’ perfect if that makes sense. And as long as it’s a good dr doing it, it should be fine anyway.

    • Harryg says:

      All these women would look so great without so much makeup. They all wear drag queen makeup! I think Vanderpump was stunningly pretty and I wish she stopped filling her face, she doesn’t need it.

  5. Kate D Kack says:

    She is a VILE, MANIPULATIVE SNAKE. Her actions have been clear from the first season.
    Only the Vandercults defend her.

    • Darla says:

      I have never seen this show (or any reality show) and did not even know this show existed. I am only talking about her pictures here. I am not in any cult. lol

    • Clare says:

      Wow. Those are seriously strong words to use for a woman you presumably know only from an edited reality tv show. I mean, I know this is a gossip website, but wow. Says more about you than her, tbh.

  6. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Hmmm I think it’s fillers – PLUS a teeny tiny pull. Not a full facelift. You don’t have get a full facelift to achieve what Lisa did. It can be done with mostly fillers and a few pulls. I’m guessing hers were done under her chin and sides of her beck near the earlobes. Unnoticeable with no downtime. And the rest was achieved with fillers and botox. I think her oic in November 2010 looks quite good. She looks refreshed- not pulled. The injectables are subtle and so is the botox.

  7. Clare says:

    I can’t stand the woman against woman narrative of these shows – but Lisa Vanderpump is one of the few that uses her platform for positive impact – her work on Yulin and animal welfare is undeniable, and for that I have to respect her and give her the credit that’s due.

  8. Felicia says:

    She may not have gone under the knife but there is no way she hasn’t had some serious laser treatments done and her comment about downtime is probably disingenious because I doubt they film 12 months a year. Possibly gets thread lifts every 12 to 18 months, because in the 8 year difference between the photos, the fleshy part of her cheek near her nose has not moved down at all. And 50 to 58 is full-on menopause when your homones do you no favors.

  9. Ali says:

    I’ve watched a lot of friends start with subtle tweaks and then get carried away. I don’t know if they can’t see it because they see themselves everyday but there is a point where it goes from subtle to joker eyes and mouth like overnight.

    I feel like it’s the two glasses of wine make me feel good, so I’ll have another and I should feel amazing effect but all you get is a nasty hangover.

    More is not always better.

  10. London says:

    My sister’s mother in law had a full face lift and a CO2 LASER at age 60 in December 2017.
    I have to say that she looks really great, her jawline is much, much nicer, but not fake looking, the turkey neck is gone, her skin looks radiant and very even.
    She didn’t want to constantly bother with injections and wanted to look younger and without the lose skin look, but not fake, tight or like an alien.
    I’m not pro plastic surgery, I don’t think I could make myself do more than laser treatment to have even and bright skin at her age, but I have to admit it is very well done.
    I think the type of surgeon one has is extremely crucial and of course reasonable expectations.

  11. GreenQueen says:

    In defense of Lisa, she is not lying. She is at her restaurants every day. I actually was 3 feet away from her on the night she celebrated her birthday this last fall at Pump and she looked friggin amazing. I was in LA for a friend’s Bach, I was so amazed at how good she looks I even had a little chat with one of her servers about it. She looks in all honesty really good for her age, I’m a reconstructive plastica nurse (trauma not cosmetic) so I see and judge people’s skin every day. She doesn’t have that thin skin look my aunts are rocking from too much retin-A and multiple facelifts/eyelid lifts.

    I get monthly facials, Botox every 6 months and have had fillers maybe twice in the last 5 years and I hope to keep it minimal like that and not do anything surgical. The feedback I get is that I definitely don’t look 31, usually they guess 25-27. My husband hates that I do it but also admits that he “can’t tell” and so doesn’t put up much of a fuss but says that he will if it ever gets to the point where it is noticeable and he too said he never wants a knife touching my face. To be honest, I am upset that I’m vain enough to care about all of this BS. I wish I could go completely natural like my mom but she’s just so damn beautiful and works so hard to eat well and exercise twice a day and that shit is a lot of work lol!

  12. Lala11_7 says:

    SHE’S 58?!?!?!?

    My GAWD….

    I thought she was older….

    Seriously….

  13. Puravidacostarica says:

    Hasn’t Lisa Vanderpump been 58 years old for about 10 years now???

  14. Mary says:

    She definitely got herself some new teeth. I like her old ones much better. The new ones look too fake in my opinion.

  15. teehee says:

    Ok that demo lady with the jaw– she cant smile correctly anymore.
    And putting crap directly on/at the bone?!? OK just no. Ill take a bit of droopy chin any day.

  16. Andrea says:

    I have a friend who at 32 regularly gets botox and lip injections. She looks freakish and I feel it makes her look older than she is.

  17. Laura says:

    She looks a lot older than 58…

  18. atlantic says:

    In the top photo – 2010 and 2018 – I don’t notice any huge change except her teeth (and her makeup). Am I blind?

    This season I think both Lisa and Ken are showing their age more than they did. Understandably, as they’ve gone through a difficult time (and are aging, as we all are!). But with so much money spent on her appearance I’m surprised to read she’s only 58. She looks great in many ways but has that frozen preserved look on the show, and that ages everybody.

  19. blinkers says:

    The shape of her ‘new’ face looks a lot like Gwen Stefani’s!

  20. Sammie says:

    I watch RHOBH but this time around I couldn’t stomach it. Yes I know dorit was mean for giving the puppy to the shelter. But its really cringey/mean how the girls are going after lisa right off the bat and she’s obviously still grieving. You can tell she’s ready to lose it in a couple scenes and is just not saying anything because she could defend herself but she only looks like she’s lost and about to cry at the drop of a hat over everything.

  21. A.G. says:

    Lisa has had a lot of work done. Just look up younger photos of her. Her entire face looked different and she’s had a different nose. I don’t like when celebs aren’t honest about their plastic surgery when the truth is just a google search away. And I like Lisa!! Also be wary of doctors that advertise or use celebrities to endorse them like Ourian. He is not a great doctor. I tried to discourage my friend from his overpriced fillers but she saw his work on insta and wanted him to do her face so I was supportive and went with her. He was rushed and arrogant and talked over both of us and was sweaty, clammy, and seemed like he was on coke. His pupils were massive. He botched my friends face and became impossible to get a hold off after. Later we found out this happened quite a lot when we reached out to some people on realself who had work done by him. Don’t trust Instagram.

  22. Sasha V says:

    I bumped into her at the restroom of Park MGM during the opening night of Lady Gaga’s Vegas residency. Her face looks even worse in person. She has very clearly had A LOT of work done on it beyond injectables. Side note, she was struggling to walk in her giant pumps…. Also saw Katy Perry that same night and was surprised by how much more beautiful she is up close and personal. The camera doesn’t do her face justice. That’s it from me and my quick brush with celebrity :-)