Real Housewives star Tamra Judge shares facelift photos

The Real Housewives of Orange County star opened up about her recent plastic surgery—and she held nothing back.

On Monday, July 10, 2017, Tamra Judge appeared on Watch What Happens Live and confessed to host Andy Cohen that she had a face lift just two weeks earlier.

"I call it a comeback," Judge, a fitness fanatic who won Musclemania in May 2016, joked. "It's just a mini. Don't call it a facelift, call it a comeback! That's my season 13 tagline."

Judge, who had the procedure done as a little 10-year anniversary present for being on RHOC, further explained that her doctor advised that she either gain body fat or have her skin tightened. "I had my neck and lower face done. I'm not a big fan of the fillers, cause I feel like you look like a Cabbage Patch Kid, so I say, 'Pull it, don't plump it.' So two weeks ago, I went and had a little tuck," Judge said.

But the 49-year-old wasn't satisfied with just telling the WWHL viewers about her facelift. She also got real on social media about her time under the knife. Sharing a series of photos depicting her recovery on Instagram, she wrote, "These pics were taking all within the first week. Yes I was scared s***less! But I've seen Dr. Ambe's work on my Mom and knew I was in good hands. I wanted a very natural look and it's exactly what he's known for."

A post shared by Tamra Judge (@tamrajudge) on Jul 11, 2017 at 2:42pm PDT

Judge, who appears slightly bruised and covered in bandages in the pictures, continued, "There was little pain and bruising involved (everyone is different) the hardest part for me was staying still for 2 weeks. On day 12 I got the stomach flu which sucked! Today it's been 17 days and I feel great, my neck is still stiff and my ears and jawline are slightly swollen and numb. That will all change in a few weeks."

The reality star also revealed why she's been so talkative about her surgery. "I'm open and honest about it because I want women to know that everyone gets old even people on TV and there is nothing wrong with growing old gracefully if that's what you want...... It's [just] not for me! 😂. I like to keep it real!"

We admire your openness, Tamra!

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