‘12 Stitches and I’ll Be Back Like New’ …
(DAVE QUINN, PEOPLE)
Bethenny Frankel took her fans with her as she underwent surgery to remove skin cancer below her right eye.
The 46-year-old star shared videos of her trip to the doctor and the Mohs micrographic surgery she underwent to remove the cancerous cells — plus the plastic surgery she had to remove any scarring.
“Living the glamorous life,” she joked with fans as she prepped for the out-patient procedure.
“Everybody in the press will be right — I am getting plastic surgery right now,” she added later as she laid down for her doctor, Dr. Mark Schwartz.
Later, as Schwartz put the final bandages on her fans, she told fans she has received 12 stitches.
“I’ll be back like new in a little bit,” Frankel said, asking her doctor, “I’m gonna live?”
“I think you’re going to live, I know you’re going to live,” he responded. “You’re going to be better than ever. It’s going to give you a little street cred right now.”
Reminds her fans to pay attention to their skin
Last month, the Real Housewives of New York City starlet confirmed she need to have a skin cancer growth removed.
“I had a growth on my face that was enlarging. I guessed it to be a basal cell carcinoma and had it lanced and removed,” Frankel told PEOPLE.
“The doctor confirmed it is indeed basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, and says while it is cancer, I am lucky to have it removed — so it won’t affect my overall health.”
In light of her diagnosis, Frankel implores everyone to be diligent about protecting their skin from the sun.
“I love to swim in the ocean and go to the beach, but this is a reminder that the sun is not your friend,” she added. READ THE FULL STORY AT PEOPLE.COM. Also of interest: Cher, 71, Stays Fabulous with THIS 5-Minute Exercise