The plastic surgeon who worked on Elsa Patton’s face “ruined” it: Pictures of the reality star from the past show how pretty she used to be

On the show The Real Housewives of Miami, Elsa Patton became a fan favourite. Between 2011 and 2013, the TV star was on the show, and “Mama Elsa” was so popular that it gave her a spinoff show.

Elsa, on the other hand, went through a lot of plastic surgery. She only called her surgeon “the man who ruined my face” because he completely changed her look. But the truth is that Patton, who died in 2019, was beautiful before she had any procedures done.


One important thing in life is to feel good in your own skin. It doesn’t matter if that means being bigger, skinnier, taller, shorter, bald, covered in hair, or anything else related to looks.

Sure, we all have things we might not be happy with 100 percent. But in the end, it’s important to feel at ease and accepted for who you are. The key is to accept yourself and not try to get other people to accept you.


Some people handle problems by getting a new haircut, going to the gym, or even getting surgery. Others think that there needs to be a more fundamental change.

We will always tell you that you should always do what makes you happy and at ease. But if you ever want plastic surgery, no matter what it’s for, we also think you should see a real specialist. Your life is at stake, so do good research.


Many famous people in Hollywood have chosen to have plastic surgery. Some have decided to fix small things, like wrinkles or get a nose job, while others have done big things to improve their looks, or so they think.

Some, like Simon Cowell, have been criticised by plastic surgeons, while others have changed their minds after having more time to think about it. Some people have even decided to get rid of Botox or other procedures to get back to their natural look.


Plastic surgery is a drastic step that can be dangerous. There are examples of people whose faces have been so badly changed by plastic surgery that they can’t even be recognised.

Elsa “Mama Elsa” Patton is one of these people. She became famous because she and her daughter Marysol Patton were on the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Miami. Elsa was only on the show from 2011 to 2013, but that was enough for her to become famous.


Her jokes, laugh, and sassy personality made her a fan favourite on the show. She also had a lot of plastic surgeries, so many that a plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida said there was “no worse case” of plastic surgery gone wrong than Elsa Patton.

If you look around the Internet, you won’t find any long interviews or feature stories about the reality TV star. It seems like she chose to live a private life. But things changed when she started to appear on The Real Housewives of Miami.

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Some says that Elsa Patton was born on August 25, 1936, in Cuba. She was married to Donald Patton for 50 years, until he died in 2018. That was 15 months before “Mama Elsa” left this world.

Marysol Patton and Thomas Anthony Jones are Elsa and Donald’s children. Marysol and Elsa would become well-known after appearing on The Real Housewives of Miami. In 2021, eight years after the show ended, it came back for a fourth season, which Marysol also appeared in.

Aside from her time on The Real Housewives of Miami, not much is known about Mama Elsa’s life. In an interview with RealityTea, however, her daughter Marysol said that her mother had always been outgoing and well-known.

“When I was growing up, my mother was always surrounded by people who wanted to be friends with her. Many famous people and important people always wanted to be friends with her,” she said. “Everyone has always been interested in her, so this doesn’t seem to be any different.”

Marysol said, “When we go out together on the street, it’s a little different because strangers come up to us and stare, point, or take pictures. So that’s a little different. But she really likes it.”


After her surgery went wrong, Patton would only refer to her doctor as “the man who ruined my face.” Elsa has decided not to talk too much about how she changed, though. Instead, some details about what “Mama Elsa” had done were once told by her daughter, Marysol.

She said that her mother had surgery on her eyelids in the 1980s, which left her with “hematomas on her eyes for like three years.”

At the same time, two experts in plastic surgery have said what they think about Elsa Patton’s procedures, and they don’t like them. Benjamin C. Stong, a facial plastic surgeon at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia, said that Elsa’s case was “possibly the worst case of plastic surgery gone wrong.” He also said that it’s “almost hard to imagine” what she looked like before her surgeries.

A second expert, Dr. Farrior, a double-board-certified surgeon in Tampa, Florida, said that Elsa’s situation is a “tragedy” in terms of judgement, ethics, and technique.

“It’s likely that she didn’t do it to herself, but that she was able to persuade someone else to. “That’s where it should have ended,” Dr. Farrior wrote, adding that it was the surgeon’s job to say no to more surgery.

“The real mistake was the provider she chose because they didn’t tell her no,” he wrote.

At the end of season 2 of The Real Housewives of Florida, Elsa Patton’s health was not as good as it had been. Then, just a few days before filming season 3 of the reality TV show began in 2013, she had a stroke and had to be taken to the hospital. She had a hard time getting better for several months, which is why she missed most of season 3.

When it happened, her daughter Marysol told RadarOnline what had happened. The staff found Elsa passed out on the bedroom floor. Marysol couldn’t talk or move her eyes when she got to her apartment.

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