Real Housewives of OC’s Jeana Keough shares facelift photos: ‘I think I look great’

Although we rarely pay attention to the various real housewives until they’re suing each other, and/or it’s a slow news week, I like to cover it when they admit to plastic surgery. They’re a specific type of semi-famous person, the type who will own up to more than just some botox or fillers. (And those women often claim to only have done it once despite the evidence to the contrary. There are exceptions of course, like Jane Fonda, but they’re rare.) So that’s why I’m covering Jeana Keough, formerly of RHOC, admitting she had a facelift after she left the show. She shared before and after photos, which are above, and let the process be filmed for People Live. Here’s what she told People and there’s a brief video on her site.

When Jeana Keough left the Real Housewife of Orange County in 2009, she says everything was going great in her life. Her three kids were happy, and her business was booming — but she wasn’t loving the way she looked.

“I went through menopause, I had gained weight, I looked terrible and I didn’t date for years,” says Keough, 62.

Eventually, she’d had enough of feeling miserable. She got back into shape, but was then left with excess skin on her neck that she didn’t like.

The real estate agent decided to get a facelift with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. T.Y. Steven Ip in Newport Beach — and filmed the entire procedure for a PeopleTV special.

“I want to look 15 years younger because I like guys that are 15 years younger,” she jokingly says of to go under the knife.

The procedure went smoothly and after a total six-week recovery, Keough was ready to reveal “the new me” to her girlfriends.

“I don’t know how they’ll feel about it, but I think I look great,” she admits. “And that’s all the really matters.”

[From People]

At the risk of sounding like an a-hole, I think she did look better before, but she looked “older” and now she looks younger-ish but puffy and tight. She did it for herself and she likes it though so that’s what matters. In a few months it will probably settle and not be so noticeable, which I’ve seen with people I know who have had facelifts. I don’t think she looked 62 before though, she looked younger back then too. Her neck looks great though. Also, the more I see these photos of women looking dramatically different, the more I’m resolved to just embrace whatever is going on with my face as I age. F-k it.

This photo below is from October, I think before she got her facelift:
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This is from 2016:
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Header photo credit: Dr TY Steven Ip. Other photos credit: Getty

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  1. Tiffany says:

    I notice the neck work and it looks like the eyes were done as well.

    When I think of facelifts, I think of complete overhauls. She still looks like herself, just with some tightening in areas.


  2. Jo says:

    Next stop: hairdresser.

  3. V4Real says:

    Which is the after pic? To me the pic to the right if you’re looking at your phone or pc screen looks better. The one with the fuller face. The neck and the under the chin part definitely looks better than the pic that seems like her face is longer and taunt.

  4. Sabrine says:

    She looked great before and even more fabulous now. I say good for anyone who wants a facelift and can afford it. She obviously feels refreshed and great after having it done. Anyone who criticizes and tries to shame her choice is nothing more than jealous.

  5. Jess says:

    I remember her vaguely, think she was sweet, like so sweet her husband treated her like total crap and had left her but she still let him live in the house. So good for her if she’s back out in the dating world and feeling better about herself.

  6. babykitten says:

    I can’t take before and afters seriously when one has makeup and the other doesn’t.

  7. Sherry says:

    If it makes her feel better about herself, then good for her. My daughter has made me promise never to do anything like full plastic surgery. I think she’s read too many plastic surgery horror stories, but she seems especially affected by Kanye’s mother’s demise. She’ll say, “I don’t want you to end up like Kanye’s mom, so just be you! You’ll be a fabulous old lady!”

    I’m just going to age gracefully and embrace the process.

    • Erinn says:

      I’m of the same mindset. If she feels better and she had a reputable person do the procedure – cool. Good for her.

      I’m under 30 and have a relatively deep line between my brows. Looking at photos of my grandfather in his 20s he had the exact same deep line, and I’m pretty sure my dad does as well. So I’m assuming it’s a genetic predisposition. None of us were/are smokers, and I don’t drink heavily, or go out in the sun without protection. I have pretty sensitive eyes though, so if I forget sunglasses I squint a lot, and I also need prescription lenses. So probably partially the effect of all that. Sometimes I think about getting it filled a bit, but ultimately, I don’t think it bothers me enough to actually go through with it. Other than a line there, my family has done pretty well in their later years as far as wrinkles go, so I guess it’s a trade off in a way. It only really bothers me in the occasional photo – for the most part I’m not all that self-conscious about it.

      I think as I get older, I’d be more likely to do peels or something like that than actually going under the knife. I’m not opposed to LIGHT fillers, but again, I’m not super bothered by lines. I think clear, healthy looking skin is more of a priority to me than preventing/hiding signs of normal aging. And when your skin looks bright and fresh, you tend to look younger anyway.

      • Lua says:

        Start a strict sunscreen regimen, twice per year chemical peels, and botox now! It works great for prevention of lines in the forehead and between the eyebrows and it’s affordable. I love it. If you go to a plastic surgeon to get botox, your face won’t look frozen. You just have to go in and redo it every few months. Only get peels from a dermatologist. They are different than what you get at a spa.
        I love it. The peels make your skin even colored and glow, and if you start botox early you won’t get the deep lines in your forehead as you age. People always think I’m in my early twenties…I’m 36.
        Fillers are stupid expensive.

      • MMC says:

        I don’t think Botox is neccesary but echo the rest. I’ve been seeing a dermatologist since I was in grade school (bad acne). Every single one has said the same thing. Best anti aging is sunscreen, every day, drink a lot of water, don’t smoke. In my 30s, they added Retin-A or Renova to the routine (there are a lot of Retin-A strength options and if you order from Canada, it’s cheaper than a lot of the stuff you’d get at the drugstore or somewhere like Sephora), and when budget allows, one or two chemical peels a year. And definitely dermatologist vs a spa type place. Safer and better quality products.

  8. Hazel says:

    Yeah, if I do my face, i’d have to do my neck. And if I do my face & neck, i’d have to do my hands, & the tops of my knees & elbows. Oh, and waist. Any one of these gives away my age, so what’s the point? Oh, yeah, & I forgot my hair. Definitely old lady thinning hair. Eh, that’s life.

  9. Tig says:

    I always liked her. She was on the early shows bef they became nothing but screaming hissy fits. Re the face lift- always heard its better to get the extensive work done earlier than your 60s bec your skin loses so much resiliency. I guess the is more a refresher- it’s subtle for sure.

  10. Michelle says:

    Go on youtube an search for ZZ TOP “Sharp Dressed Man” video and she is in there.

  11. Chaine says:

    She looked just fine before, but I can see why she wanted the neck lift done. Hopefully she will look more like herself in the face after it settles.

  12. K-Peace says:

    Wow, I think that’s among some of the very best facelift outcomes I’ve ever seen. She looks great!

  13. wood dragon says:

    Now she needs to cut back on the sun exposure. Less tanning and she’ll look younger as well.

    • shlockOftheNEw says:

      Pretty is just not her “thing”, so why not save the money for something else? She must have other talents/assets/prospects? I just don’t understand these procedures to still look like an average woman- she’s still average, nothing has changed.

  14. CityGirl says:

    She is happy and feels better about herself and that’s all that matters, in my opinion.

    And just to be completely crystal clear, the Only thing stopping me from doing it myself, is money. If I had the money, I would do it this afternoon!

  15. JennyJenny says:

    I’m happy if she’s happy.
    Aging is far worse to some than others. And I can personally attest to the difficulty it can be looking in the mirror and seeing the sagging jowls, turkey neck, etc. I’m that person always pulling up my skin to my ears envisioning what could be…… ; )
    I currently have a savings account called “My Facelift Fund”. I’m just going to do the lower face; I seriously cannot wait!

  16. Pandy says:

    I have been botoxing my forehead for years. Tried going without for just over a year and finally caved. I just can’t handle my forehead looking wrinkly. It’s been a tough year and I really felt like it showed on my face, so back to the needle. Weirdly, I feel a bit lighter since doing it – maybe not seeing angst on my face has reduced my angst? Anyway, while I’m afraid of the pain of a facelift and fillers don’t interest me, I remain committed to botox lol. It’s hard watching all the changes.

  17. Lila says:

    I agree! I do occasional light botox and (to me, anyway) it looks like the stress of recent years drops off my face. I love the results!

    Jeana looks spectacular, but I think it helps that she was so pretty beforehand. I just don’t have the good bones like she has, and I doubt I’d look so wonderful after a facelift. So I’m trying to just maintain my skin and otherwise age with good grace.

  18. Harryg says:

    No, she looked better before. I don’t like that waxy tight cat face they always do in Los Angeles especially. I think thread lift gives the most natural-looking results.

  19. raincoaster says:

    She didn’t need a facelift. She just needed a neck lift and some jawline stuff.

  20. KeepingItReal says:

    She’s still too overweight for a facelift to really make a difference.