We recently met up with “Real Housewives of Dallas” stars Cary Deuber, Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman at an NBC press event in Westlake California, where we got to ask a few questions about their experiences in the surgery room.
We can expect the topic of plastic surgery to be often discussed on Bravo’s latest spinoff series, since Deuber is the wife of a board certified plastic surgeon. Viewers will get to see her in the operating room, assisting her husband Dr. Mark Deuber.
“Everything is bigger in Texas! Bigger personalities, and plastic surgery is definitely big there – Dallas is a cosmopolitan city, and a lot of people opt to do it,” Cary says. “My husband and I always joke around and say Boobs by Deubs!”
As a certified registered nurse, Cary is also a nurse injector, working with injectables and fillers in addition to assisting Dr. Deuber. “I operate with him – we do plastic surgery and breast reconstruction. We work with a lot of moms, performing tummy tucks, breast implants and mommy makeovers. These are great women who just want to get back to their old selves after having babies.”
“My husband is a fantastic plastic surgeon,” Cary says. “He does an amazing 24-hour recovery breast augmentation; our patients are out to dinner or back with their kids and family, driving, etc. the night of their surgery. It’s truly phenomenal – we have people who fly in from all over the world! And they don’t have the guilt of being incapacitated by the downtime. It’s awesome to see our patients do so well.”
While some might see an issue in being together all the time, Cary is thrilled about being her husband’s work partner. “It’s wonderful! We have a unique relationship. He’s my boss during the day and at night, I’m the boss! The dynamic is very interesting, as we are together seven days a week. Viewers will really enjoy seeing us. I always say I’m the husband and he’s the wife, because he cooks and shops – he’s the perfect wife! I couldn’t find a better one!”
Cary acknowledges that as a career woman and a mother, it’s not always easy to find balance.
“You will see me juggling all of that along with building relationships and friendships with the girls on the show. There are ups and downs with that but I think we all will really enjoy the ride.” And while many would consider Cary an expert in the field, she doesn’t expect the other girls to come to her for plastic surgery advice! “You don’t always want to mix business with friendships. Sometimes it’s best to keep that separate.”
Fellow “Real Housewives” stars Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman, Brandi’s best friend, have both undergone cosmetic procedures.
Brandi, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, just recently had her operation. “I was born very premature, and had surgery for a collapsed lung. It left a very bad scar that bugged me for years. After nursing two small children, not only did my boobs deflate but my scar also worsened, so I decided to give myself a mommy makeover and fix that lung scar. I have two beautiful children and sacrificed my body for them, but I gifted that to myself and I’m very proud of it.”
Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond are BFFs – on the show and in real life.
Brandi feels that in Dallas there is less of a stigma in acknowledging plastic surgery: “Even with Botox and Restylane, I feel like people are admitting they are doing it. It’s definitely becoming more acceptable. I’ve heard people say, ‘I have these frown lines – my kids always think that I am mad at them.’ And then as soon as they have an injection, the kids are like, ‘Oh my God, Mom! You’re always happy!’ Small things like that make a real difference. If a woman wants to have some work done, then I am all for it. However, I don’t think you should do it to please someone else. I want my children to know that they should love themselves, exactly how God made them. That’s important to me.”
She’s extremely pleased with the results: “I couldn’t be happier with my surgeon, Dr. Ricardo Meade. I love him – we call him sexy Ricardo! He lifted my boobs, fixed my scar and gave me a little nip and tuck. My biggest regret is not having three separate surgeries, because he’s so hot!”
Stephanie had a breast augmentation with Dr. Ricardo last year. “It’s like going on a date! You’re excited and want to go back! He’s better than McDreamy!” she jokes. “After two children, I just wanted them to make them look perky again. If you trust the doctor you are with, it’s a really good experience and a positive relationship.”
Catch Cary, Brandi and Stephani on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas, Mondays at 10/9pm ET/PT.