The Shocking Plastic Surgery Transformation Of Elsa Patton

Since most people will go to tremendous lengths to improve their appearance, plastic surgery has become widely used throughout the world.

Regretfully, these operations don’t always work and result in long-term facial deformity and injury.

This was the situation involving well-known reality star Elsa Patton, who is most recognized for her role on “The Real Housewives of Miami.”

Although she only appeared in the show for two years, from 2011 to 2013, it was more than enough for her to become well-known. Her witty remarks and exuberant demeanor contributed to her popularity as a character.

Elsa Patton had several surgeries done at the same time that rendered her so unrecognizable that a plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, called it out, stating that there was “no worse case” of plastic surgery gone wrong than hers.

Before Elsa Patton’s entrance on the show, not much was known about her. According to, she was born on August 25, 1936, in Cuba. Before Donald Patton passed away in 2018, more than a year before Elsa also passed away, she was wed to him for more than 50 years.

“Mama Elsa” and Donald had a son named Thomas Anthony Jones and a daughter named Marysol Patton, who appeared with her mother on “The Real Housewives of Miami” and subsequently in the reboot.

Speaking about her mother, Marysol said to Reality Tea, “Growing up my mother always had so many people that always wanted to be around her; a lot of celebrities, a lot of very important people always wanted to be friends with my mother.

“Everyone was always fascinated by her so this doesn’t seem any different than how it’s always been.”

“It’s a little different when we go out together on the streets because strangers are coming up to us or staring or pointing or taking pictures, so that’s a little a different.” Marysol continued, “But she enjoys it very much.”

Havana Elsa, Elsa’s spin-off show, which chronicled her journey to launch her coffee company, debuted in 2012, “I love Cuban coffee… and now I’m going to have a coffee of my own, that is gonna be wonderful, it’s gonna be to my taste, and on top of that I’m gonna make me money,” she remarked at the time, according to the Huffington Post.


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It was obvious that she had undergone numerous plastic procedures, even if she was never very forthcoming about them. “The man who ruined my face” was how she described her surgeon to her.

Maryson, Elsa’s daughter, provided additional details regarding her mother’s procedures, stating that she suffered from hematomas on her eyes for over three years after having her eyelids done in the 1980s.

Benjamin C. Stong, a facial plastic surgeon at Atlanta, Georgia’s Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, stated that it is “almost hard to even imagine” how she appeared before to her procedures.

Dr. Farrior, a double-board certified surgeon in Tampa, Florida, is another expert in the field and called Elsa’s facial condition a “tragedy” in terms of technique, ethics, and judgment.

“Chances are that she did not do it to herself but was able to convince someone to do it to her. That is where it should have stopped,” Dr. Farrior wrote, stressing that it was the surgeon’s duty to decline additional surgery.

He went on, “The real mistake was the choice she made for a provider because they did not say NO.”

Elsa had a stroke in 2013 and was sent to the hospital just a few days before the third season of the reality program was scheduled to begin filming.

Her health declined over the coming months and years, and on May 13, 2019, she passed dead following “a long illness.” When Elsa passed away, she was eighty-four.

In 2021, Marysol married Steve McNamara, the president of a construction company in Florida, as a tribute to her mother. A shaman officiated her Mayan wedding ceremony. A source told Page Six, “It was the basis of her mom’s spiritual-religious roots. She felt her mom’s influence guided her to have this kind of ceremony — Elsa is still in charge!”

On his program Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Andy Cohen, the creator and executive producer of the Real Housewives franchise, paid a moving homage to Elsa. Cohen remarked, “Throughout the history of the Real Housewives, we have met many friends and relatives of the wives, but rarely has someone’s spirit, humor, and wisdom made such an indelible impression as Elsa’s did,”

We shall always cherish “Mama Elsa” and her amazing disposition. Peace be with her as she rests.

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