Teddi Mellencamp decided to get a neck lift because she 'couldn't change' what it looked like 'on her own'

Teddi Mellencamp decided to get a neck lift because she ‘couldn’t change’ what it looked like ‘on her own’

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

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Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave stands by her decision to get a neck lift.

In an interview with Supplements Billy Bush this Friday, the former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 40, shared her thoughts on the fan reaction and explained why she decided to go under the knife.

Regarding the response from his followers, Mellencamp said, “Everyone went crazy. I mean, there was a lot more positives than negatives, but I kind of wanted to highlight the negative because people continually want to know. all the details, but when you give them the details, they get upset.”

And Bush and Mellencamp agreed that plastic surgery is an individual’s personal decision – not someone else’s.

“To each his own,” she said, “if you don’t want to get rid of it, don’t get rid of it.”

“I think we live in a world of filters,” she continued, saying she wanted to be transparent and not be one of those celebrities who attribute their change in appearance to drinking “a lot of ‘water”. Mellencamp added: “I’m working really hard to change my life and be healthy, but that’s something I couldn’t change on my own.”

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Mellencamp said her plastic surgeon, Dr Sarmela Sunder, told her that the unwanted skin under her neck was due to “a multitude of things”, including the “anatomical position of where [her]… the hyoid bone is localized”, which affected the “slope” of his neck.

“Add to years of fluctuating weight, you know, gaining 80+ pounds and losing it, not just with the kids before the kids, since I was about 17, my body had lost that elasticity” , said the reality star. .

“So not only did I naturally have this slant, but I also added loose skin to it and got to the point where I felt like I was leaning in certain directions and it became something I didn’t want to deal with anymore,” she added. . “I was like, ‘I’m working really hard to feel confident, and that’s a little thing that I can do and I want to be honest with the people who follow me and give them the good, the bad, and the ugly. .’ “

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the old RHOBH The star also shared her “official” before and after procedure photos on Instagram on Friday.

“Day 4 post op: bruised and still swollen,” she captioned the photos. “Per your request, here’s the official before and after, incisions and all.”

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

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Mellencamp first defended her decision to have her neck lifted on Instagram on Monday after she began receiving critical messages from her followers.

“I’m transparent with my background,” Mellencamp replied. “Would you rather I lie and pretend that the loose skin on my neck is gone? That’s not who I am. You only want to follow people who show themselves through a filtered version of themselves, so I’m not the person to follow.”

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