Alexis, 42, stunned her fans when she posted a photo of a nasty shiner over her left eye.
“My first black eye ever.... and I wish I had a better story for it but I gave it to myself by tripping up the stairs and the hair dryer flying back and hitting me in just the right spot to cause a gash,” the reality star posted on her Instagram page.
Fans were suspicious when she failed to post photos of her boyfriend, Drew Bohn, after she had the black eye, and she was forced to defend him against rumors that he caused the bruising.
“Everybody thinks that I got beat up and I did this to myself. 100 percent Alexis-made - like American-made,” the mother-of-three explained.
Radar has obtained the shocking photos from her emergency plastic surgery performed shortly after she tripped on the stairs and wacked herself in the face with the hair dryer, causing the brutal black eye.
Alexis was treated by Dr. Michael Obeng, who not only treated the bruising above her eye but also treated an old scar on her leg.
Dr. Obeng used a CO2 laser surfacing technique to diminish the bruising and cut above her eye.
Alexis is no stranger to plastic surgery – she had a nose job in 2011.
"Most people don’t even know I had a nose job," she told the OC Register after the surgery. "They notice something new about me. It's perked up my face."
While visiting Dr. Obeng, the ex-RHOC star also had him work on a painful looking scar on her leg.
“We were all in Mammoth and Drew’s son started crying so I ran over and picked him up and then slipped,” Alexis said about her leg injury.
“To protect him I turned real quick so I’d fall on my hip and take the fall for us both. It was a gnarly gash but all five kids ran to the rescue and helped me.”
Scroll through the gallery for the shocking photos of Alexis’ plastic surgery makeover after her brutal black eye and leg injury.
Alexis shared details about the accident, telling her fans about the fall. “I’m so mad at myself for rushing too much through the day today causing this but I’m also laughing because you cannot make this sh^* up!” she wrote on her Instagram page with a no-makeup photo showing her busted eye.
Dr. Obeng checked out Alexis’ “gnarly gash” on her leg to alleviate the trauma.
Dr. Obeng treated Alexis’ bright red “gash” on her leg.
Dr. Obeng treated Alexis’ eye with an advance CO2 technology after she had the freak accident and slammed a hair dryer into her own face.
“This is real life. Anyone who shows a picture perfect entire airbrushed instagram isn’t giving you the real. ALL people have hiccups and problems and imperfect days,” the reality star wrote about her bruised face.
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Alexis wore a small black silk robe for the treatments.