Kyle Richards

Kyle discusses Estella's face lift and her split-skills.

on Nov 7, 2011

My mother in law Estella had been considering a facelift. She is 61 years old and looks amazing. I have always been proud that she had never done anything to her face -- very rare around here. When Alexia was a little girl, she asked my mom why so many of her friends looked like cats. We all died laughing! I knew that if Estella was going to have the facelift, there was only one doctor to go to. -- Dr. Paul Nassif. He has an incredible reputation, not only for being a gifted surgeon, but for having an incredible bedside manner. I knew Estella was in good hands. When I first saw her I was shocked, to say the least.

I felt queasy and faint. When I heard her voice I became very emotional. I felt so bad that I reacted that way in front of Paul. Estella was happy and comfortable. She just looked so scary! The reason she looked like that was because of the peel she had done to her face. That is why she had the mesh over her skin. My mother-in-law healed very fast and looks amazing. I am grateful to Paul for taking such great care of her.(Editor's note: check out Paul's thoughts on Estella's surgery.)

Let's move on to the "Awkward Dinner" Yes, it really was that awkward. Taylor and I always laugh and have fun. However Russell was always difficult to get close to. Although always kind and polite to me, it was not easy to get past the things that Taylor shared with us. I am very rarely left speechless, but I honestly didn't know what to say when he started talking about Lisa. He knows we are good friends, and I didn't want this to turn in to "one of those dinners."