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We all know that Joan Rivers is the queen of plastic surgery, her face more of a mask then a face. And, luck for us, the tenacious comedian decided to let her viewers in on what plastic surgery really is – from the first appointment to the brutal surgery to the painful aftermath, on her and her daughter Melissa’s E! reality show Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best. But, viewers got more than they bargained for when the mask came off, exposing the make-up free monster that lay beneath the layers of foundation and powders.
Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter, was desperate to stop her mother from undergoing the surgery to ‘tune up’ her saggy neck. Melissa begged her mother, telling her ‘I don’t want you to die.’ But, the 78 year old comedian was relentless, replying to her daughter ‘My body is a temple, and my temple needs redecorating.’
And, shockingly, even though Joan has to have been through, like, a thousand of these things, her nerves were plain to see as they wheeled her into the O.R. Nevertheless, the most shocking part of the entire episode wasn’t the ‘skintervention’ Melissa tried on her mother, nor the caustic comments of the 78 year old Joan. No, the most shocking part of the premiering episode was when we saw Joan remove ‘her face.’ Truly, it was terrifying. Check out the pictures below… you’ll see.