Teddi Mellencamp revealed on social media this week that she recently had a neck lift because she felt “insecure” about how she appeared in profile.
The 40-year-old TV star also said she was healing nicely with some minor bruising as she showed off post-op pictures of the scar.
But it wasn’t long before trolls slammed her for plastic surgery, forcing the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star to fight back from going under the knife.
Post op: Teddi Mellencamp took to social media this week to reveal she had a neck lift because she felt ‘insecure’ about how she looked in profile
Mark: The 40-year-old star also said she was healing nicely with little bruising as she showed off post-op pictures of the scar
One angry person shared: “You’re a public figure trying to help women lose weight and yet you get facelifts to remind those of us who need someone who can’t afford one how ugly we are. Thank you.”
Teddi responded by saying that it’s better if she’s honest with her fans.
“I’m transparent about my journey,” Mellencamp said.
“Would you rather lie and pretend the loose skin on my neck is gone? It is not me. If you only want to follow people who show themselves through a filtered version of themselves, then I’m not the person you should be following.”
Here’s why she did it: The mother of three said she had fat under her chin and provided a photo of it
Not the fans: But it didn’t take long for trolls to slam her for plastic surgery, forcing the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star to fight back from going under the knife.
Role model for many: The star became the poster girl for Work Hard Look Good, so fans were put off when she opted for plastic surgery; see in March
The daughter of champion John Mellencamp and Victoria Granucci said she turned her life around seven years ago by being healthier, which helped her lose weight.
And she was more than happy to motivate others to get well.
However, she argued that she still shares her journey, which includes her admission that she has undergone plastic surgery.
The star feels she should get props for being honest about all of her changes rather than criticizing.
“Do you appreciate me being open about my journey or would you rather I just pretend I didn’t do anything?” she asked.
Sharing a lot: One picture saw her still in hospital with a large bandage around her head, her face puffy
Resting: And the star was also seen with an oxygen tube in her nose
This is who I am now: She was generous in sharing her journey through videos on her Instagram Stories. On Monday, she was seen with a bandage on her chin and a scarf over her head as she said she was doing a hyperbaric chamber
She has been generous in sharing her journey through videos on her Instagram Stories.
One picture showed her still in the hospital with a large bandage around her head, her face puffy.
On Monday, she was seen with a bandage on her chin and a scarf over her head as she said she was doing a hyperbaric chamber.
Showing off a scar under her chin on Tuesday, she said she couldn’t believe there weren’t more bruises as she revealed she was finally able to shower.
A week ago, she warned fans that she was going under the knife.
It takes time: And she was also seen with the same strap around her head as she wore a black top and lay down
“I was nervous to talk about it because when you have over a million followers on Instagram, there are a lot of people with very strong opinions and they can come at you and make you feel different ways,” he explained. star as she went make-up free in a black tank top and black Alo cap.
She added that she was ‘100 transparent’ with her fans, so she wanted to let everyone know that the loose skin on her neck has always bothered her.
She tried botox, strings, fillers and nothing worked, she insisted.
Pre-op: A week ago, she warned fans that she was going under the knife. “I was nervous to talk about it because when you have over a million followers on Instagram, there are a lot of people with very strong opinions,” the star explained.
“The way my neck is and with the loose skin, the only way to do it is to pull it up,” she said as she demonstrated how the skin was pulled up with her fingers.
“I could a million percent leave it,” she also said, but then shared that she didn’t want to leave it.
And she also said that she works with Dr. Sarmela Sunder, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills.
Looking good: Seen in Las Vegas in 2019 with her husband Edwin Arroyave
“That’s not to say I don’t love the skin I’m in, but it’s something that’s bothered me since I was a kid, it’s a deep dark insecurity that I have and I’m just going to do something about it.” ” added the star.
She also said that she has loose skin on her stomach, but she won’t change that. It just wants to fix the loose skin under the chin.
Mellencamp had undergone surgery before; in 2019, she admitted that she had breast reconstruction.
She has three children with her husband of 11 years, Edwin Arroyave. They are Slate, 11, Cruz, seven, and Dove, two.
He also has a daughter Isabella from a previous relationship.
Her hit show: Far right on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, from left Garcelle Beauvais, Denise Richards, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley