RHONJ Star Jacqueline Laurita Admits To Getting More Plastic Surgery
It wouldn’t be a new season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey without a little plastic surgery, would it? Cast member Jacqueline Laurita, who has been with the show since season one, revealed last month on Twitter that she had undergone additional plastic surgery in anticipation of the upcoming season, opting for a tummy tuck and a neck lift to get rid of some of the weight she still had from three pregnancies (even though her last child was born four years ago…). She sure seemed proud of her decision to go under the knife too, tweeting to all her fans, “That’s right, I said tummy tuck and neck lift,” (apparently in case we didn’t believe her). “Thank you, Dr. Brent!”
Jacqueline has been a Real Housewife since the New Jersey version of the reality show began in 2009, so you know this isn’t her first time under the knife. Getting cosmetic surgery is pretty much a prerequisite to being on the show, although it baffles us that so many Real Housewives stars insist on denying they have had any work done. Kudos to Jacqueline for at least admitting to it, and not trying to pass off perkier boobs, refined nose and a flatter tummy as a minor miracle. Prior to her two most recent plastic surgery procedures, Jacqueline confirmed getting breast implants, rhinoplasty and Botox, presumably to keep up with the rest of the RHONJ crew, and she has also paid for her teenage daughter to undergo rhinoplasty surgery as well.
Jacqueline spilled the beans about her cosmetic surgery during an interview on Watch What Happens Live on May 19, and confirmed the news with a tweet while the show was on air – just to make sure everyone heard her correctly. Both Jacqueline’s neck lift and tummy tuck were performed by Dr. Brent Moelleken, a plastic and reconstructive cosmetic surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California – the Mecca of plastic surgery. Moelleken apparently specializes in a “hybrid tummy tuck,” a less invasive procedure performed through a C-section type incision instead of a hip-to-hip incision, so we’re sure the 43-year-old mom of three paid the big bucks so she would heal in time to flaunt her new body in promotions for the 5th season of RHONJ.
“When workouts and diets fail to put your body back in order after three kids, is there anything wrong with having a Dr. Brent put you back together again?” Jacqueline recently pondered to the Twittersphere, although we can’t imagine anyone much cared whether or not she went under the knife, or were surprised when she actually did. “I honestly think it’s beautiful when people grow old gracefully. I have no idea why I choose not to. I’ll fight gravity with a laser like Luke Skywalker.” The fact that Jacqueline manages to compare herself to Luke Skywalker in her quest for a younger appearance is almost as classic as implying that she could have aged gracefully but chose not to. Whatever helps you sleep at night, sister.