Fans of Real Housewives of New York City got an up-close look at one of its stars on Instagram. Bethenny Frankel documented her skin cancer removal surgery on the social media platform as a warning to her sun-loving followers.
"Living the glamorous life,” she joked before prepping for the surgery to remove scarring from her Mohs micrographic surgery to remove the cancerous cells. "Everybody in the press will be right — I am getting plastic surgery right now. See? I’m at the plastic surgeon. I’m going to get a [boob] job at the same time." Watch the video below to see the procedure
Bethenny, 46, received 12 stitches but reassured fans she would be OK in no time. “I’ll be back like new in a little bit,” she added. Last month, she revealed she was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma after noticing a growth under her right eye.
“I am extremely lucky to have caught it in time, and it just goes to show you have to know your body and be very aware of any changes," she told People. "This was a sharp reminder why it is so important that I religiously wear large hats to cover my face and reapply sunscreen. Always make sure to rub in spray-on sunscreen on your kids — spraying it on by itself doesn’t cover them enough. Apply it thoroughly every two hours and check the expiration dates as sunscreen does expire, and sit in the shade whenever possible.”
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Bethenny, who is a mom to six-year-old daughter Bryn, is also in the midst of a divorce with her estranged husband Jason Hoppy, who was charged with more stalking charges earlier this summer. “I’ve been waiting to have my big divorce party, it’s not happening,” she said on RHONY. “And I’m happy and I’m rich and I have a beautiful daughter and a business and my life is great and I have a great guy and all the boxes are checked, but I have a disaster of a situation that you could never write or dream about.”