Bristol Palin gets candid about her current and past surgeries.
On Wednesday, the 32-year-old mother of three shared a post-surgery photo on her Instagram Story of her wearing a compression bra with filled surgical drains from her breast reconstruction surgery. She revealed that it had been her ninth to correct a “failed” reduction she had at age 19.
“Share wayyyyy [too much information] now, but had my 9th breast reconstruction last night – yes, NINTH. All because of a botched breast reduction I had when I was 19 [years old],” Palin wrote of the photo.
“I’ve had previous surgeries to correct the initial muscle tissue damage and terrible fright,” she added. “The whole situation has honestly made me very self-conscious my entire adult life.”
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“Praying this is the last surgery needed – I hate being a whiner but it brings a bit of a setback/break to life which is why I’ve been pretty MIA,” she explained to her followers about why she has been inactive on social media recently.
“I’m doing my very best to stay positive, cheer myself up, and remind myself that I have so much to be thankful for,” she continued. “I’m healthy, fully capable, and this is just an inconvenience because it could always be worse.”
Palin then ended her post by asking her followers to send recommendations on shows to watch and “funny memes because I’m already freaking out.”
The former Teenage Mother AND star has previously opened up on her social media about her body image from past surgeries. In March 2021, she shared a video showing off her scars from a tummy tuck she had years ago.
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“Let’s take it easy for a second. I’m posting what I want you all to see. From good angles… and not from insecurities/scars,” Palin wrote in the video reel.
“Here’s something I don’t share,” she continued, zooming in on her lower abdomen to reveal her scars.
“It’s very 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 own worth and spoil your joy.” to steal.”
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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 done by Dr. Rose of Corpus Christi, Texas, calling him “incredible,” according to E! News.
“It was done in early 2018,” Palin continued, according to the outlet. “I don’t regret it. But recovery was (hands down) the worst pain of my entire life.”