Bristol Palin gets candid about her current and past surgeries.
On Wednesday, the 32-year-old mother of three shared a post-op photo on her Instagram Story, in which she can be seen wearing a compression bra with filled surgical drains from her breast reconstruction surgery. She revealed it had been her ninth to correct a “disturbed” reduction she had at the age of 19.
“Sharing wayyyyy (too much info) right now, but had my 9th breast reconstruction surgery last night – yes, NINTH. All stemming from a botched breast reduction I had when I was 19 (years old),” Palin captioned the photo.
“I’ve had surgeries in the past to correct the initial damage to muscle tissue and terrible scaring,” she added. “The whole situation has honestly made me very self-conscious my whole adult life.”
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“Praying this is the last surgery needed – I hate to be a whiner but it puts a bit of a setback/pause on life and that’s why I’ve been pretty MIA,” she explained to her followers about, why she has recently been inactive on social media media.
“Trying my best to stay positive, hype myself up and remind myself that I have so much to be thankful for,” she continued. “I’m healthy, fully fit and this is just an inconvenience because things could always be worse.”
Palin then ended her message by asking her followers to send recommendations of shows they could watch and “funny memes because I’m already going crazy.”
The previous Teen Mom AND star has previously opened up on her social media about her body image from previous surgeries. In March 2021, she shared a video showing her scars from a tummy tuck she said she had years ago.
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“Let’s reeeel a second. I’m posting what I want you to see. From decent angles… and not from insecurities/s,” Palin wrote in the video reel.
“Here’s something I’m not sharing,” she continued, zooming in on her lower stomach to reveal her scars.
“Way 222 easy to compare ourselves here, just a reminder not to,” Palin captioned the post, writing in the video, “Don’t let this place make you compare your self worth and steal your joy.”
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She ended the clip by sharing an uplifting Bible verse from Psalm 143:8 with her followers.
At the time, Palin answered some fan questions about the surgery on her Instagram story. During the IG chat, she revealed that her tummy tuck was performed by Dr. Rose of Corpus Christi, Texas, calling him “amazing,” according to E! News.
“It was done in early 2018,” Palin continued, according to the outlet. “I don’t regret it. But recovery was (without a doubt) the worst pain of my entire life.”