Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave announced that she had a platysmaplasty, also known as a neck lift, as reported by People Magazine. The 40-year-old told her social media followers via her Instagram Story that she had the cosmetic procedure. However, the mother-of-four faced backlash from an Instagram user who sent her a direct message. According to the publication, Arroyave replied to the commenter and uploaded the messages to another Instagram story.
“You’re a public figure trying to help women let go [sic] weight but you get a face lift to remind those of us who need one who can’t afford one how ugly we are thank you,” the commenter wrote.
Arroyave replied that she was “transparent [her] Travel” and inquired if the Instagram user “would prefer [she] lying and faking the loose skin [her] neck gone.”
“That’s not me. You only want to follow people who are showing themselves through a filtered version of themselves, then I’m not the person you should be following,” the former Bravo personality claimed.
Arroyave captioned the Instagram story with a question for fans.
“Do you appreciate me being open about my journey or would you rather I just pretend I haven’t done anything?” wrote the former RHOBH star.
During recording a Episode of her podcast Two Ts In A Pod from May 2022 Co-host Tamra Judge, former Real Housewives of Orange County star, Arroyave spoke about her neck lift. She explained that she felt it was “important” that she be transparent to get the process “and not hide the situation in any way.” She noted that most fans were happy with her decision to share details about her neck lift. However, some people expressed that they were unhappy that she had to undergo the surgery as she owns the fitness-focused accountability company All In by Teddi.
“There were also people who said, ‘How can you say you’re totally into it, and then blah, blah, blah, and then go get a neck lift,’ and I said, ‘They don’t walk hand in hands’ hands.’ And I’ve always been completely transparent about it, yes I’ve worked extremely hard for the last seven years to get well, to take care of myself, but I’m also a person who has insecurities, who has things that bother me and the I didn’t like the way my side profile looked after going down, up, down several times and also the anatomy of the bone in my neck and it was something that bothered me,” Arroyave explained.
On May 12, 2022, Arroyave went to Instagram to show fans the results of her surgery. The photo showed the mother-of-four tilting her head to show her side profile. She stared at the camera while touching the back of her head.
In the caption for the post, the 40-year-old revealed the picture was taken four days after her surgery. She also shared that she was interviewed by Extra TV and encouraged her followers to ask her questions. In addition, the former “RHOBH” star thanked her facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sarmela Sunder, MD.
“Thank you @drsarmelasunder – not only are you an amazing surgeon but you made me laugh, felt safe and trusted you 💯 which was a huge factor for me. 💕💕💕,” read part of the caption.
DR Sarmela Sunder was quick to comment on the post.
“Thank you for trusting me with your beautiful face 😍 I know it’s a scary decision so it means a lot to me that you put your trust in me and my team 🥰,” the doctor wrote.
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