Bristol Palin is getting candid about its current and past operations.
The 32-year-old mother-of-three shared a post-surgery photo on her Instagram Story on Wednesday in which she can be seen wearing a compression bra with surgical drains filled in from her breast reconstruction surgery. She revealed it was the ninth time she had corrected a “botched” cutback she suffered when she was 19.
“Sharing [too much information] right now, but I had my 9th breast reconstruction surgery last night – yes, NINTH. This All Stems From A Botched Breast Reduction I Had When I Was 19 [years old]“, Palin wrote on the photo.
“I’ve had surgeries before to try to correct the initial muscle tissue damage and terrible scarring,” she added. “Honestly, the whole situation has made me very self-aware my entire adult life.”
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“Praying this is the last surgery needed – I hate being a whiner but it puts a bit of a setback/pause in life and that’s why I’ve been pretty MIA,” she explained to her followers regarding why she has recently been inactive on social media.
“I do my best to stay positive, put myself forward and remind myself that I have so much to be grateful for,” she continued. “I’m healthy, fully capable, and that’s just a downside because things could always be worse.”
Palin then ended her post by asking her followers to send recommendations on what shows to watch and “funny memes because I’m going to stir crazzzzy already.”
the old Teen Mom AND The star has previously opened up on her social media about her body image during 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 go for a second. I’m posting what I want you all to see. From decent angles…not from insecurities/scars,” Palin wrote in the video reel.
“Here’s something I don’t share,” she continued, zooming in on her lower stomach to reveal her scars.
“Way 222 easy to compare us here, just a reminder not to,” Palin captioned the video, “Don’t let this place force you to compare your own 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 it “amazing,” according to E! News.
“It was done in early 2018,” Palin continued, according to the outlet. “I don’t regret it. But the recovery has been (without a doubt) the worst pain of my entire life.”