Is There A ‘Real Housewives’ Plastic Surgery Epidemic?

by | November 5, 2010 at 4:33 PM | The Real Housewives, TV News

Aside from the divorce rates, there’s another epidemic spreading like wild fire in the ‘Real Housewives’ franchise—so what is it? Plastic surgery, of course! And while some Housewives are mum about all the work they’ve had done, ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ NeNe Leakes had no shame in documenting her “new and improved” self on a recent episode where she underwent breast reduction, liposuction on her tummy, and a nose job.

Following her lead, the ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’—arguably the most obvious benefactors of the scalpel and needle—also openly confessed to their procedures in a recent visit to media queen Judith Regan’s SIRIUS XM radio show.

According to Us Magazine, here are the ladies’ true confessions…on their obsession with perfection (hey, that rhymes!):

Kim Richards: Breast implants (but have since taken them out) and Botox
Kyle Richards: Nose job and Botox
Adrienne Maloof: Fillers, Botox, boobs, and nose job
Lisa Vanderpump: Botox
Taylor Armstrong: Botox, boobs, and lip fillers
Camille Grammer (now Donatacci): Boobs and Botox

Watch NeNe’s reaction after surgery:

Has there ever been so much surgery under one franchise? To be honest, it kinda gave us the urge to play Mr. Potato Head—’Housewives’ style. Imagine this: NeNe’s bubblicious bootay + Camille’s jugs + Kim’s wig = Frankenhousewife!

What do you think of all this surgery? Is it a relief that these ladies are fessing up, or do you think it’s sending the wrong message?