Bristol Palin Documents 9th Breast Reconstruction Surgery Over a Decade After "Botched" Reduction
Bristol Palin is resting after undergoing breast reconstruction surgery.
The 32-year-old recently informed her followers that this was the ninth time she'd had the procedure following a "botched" breast reduction 13 years ago.
"Sharing wayyyyy tmi right now, but had my 9th breast reconstruction surgery last night—yes, NINTH," she wrote on Instagram Stories Jan. 25 alongside a photo of herself after the operation, "all stemming from a botched breast reduction I had when I was 19 y/o."
As Bristol explained, she "had previous surgeries trying to correct that initial damage of muscle tissue and terrible scaring." However, she expressed her hope that this was her final one.
"The whole situation has honestly made me very self conscious my entire adult life," the daughter of former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Todd Palin, continued. "Praying this is the last surgery needed—I hate being a whiner but it kinda does put a set back/pause on life and that's why I've been fairly MIA—trying my hardest to stay positive, hype myself up, and remind myself that I have so much to be thankful for: I'm healthy, fully capable, and this is just an inconvenience cause things could always be way worse."
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For now, Bristol is taking time to recover. "***Plz send show recommendations, or funny memes," the real estate agent asked her followers, "cause I'm already going stir crazzzzy."
This isn't the first time Bristol has publicly discussed her procedures. The Teen Mom OG alum—who is mother to kids Tripp, 14; Sailor, 7; and Atlee, 5—has also reflected on a "tummy tuck" she had in the past.
"Let's get reeeel for a sec," she wrote in a video shared to Instagram in May 2021. "I post what I want y'all to see from decent angles..and not from insecurities/scars (visible or not). Here's something I don't share..the scar from the tummy tuck I had years ago. 'Comparison can be the thief of all joy'—don't let this place have you comparing your own worth and stealing your joy."
As E! News previously reported, Bristol later revealed on Instagram Stories that she had the procedure done in early 2018, with her adding, "I don't regret it. But recovery was, (without a doubt) thee worst pain of my entire life."
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