Kylie Jenner regrets getting plastic surgery, says she wishes she could ‘do it all differently’

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If there’s one thing that completely shifts our entire perception of ourselves and who we are, it’s having children. And in the season finale of “The Kardashians,” Kylie Jenner reflects on her decision to undergo breast enhancement surgery at just 19 years old—and how having a daughter of her own makes her appreciate her body in ways she didn’t before.

Jenner says she underwent her boob job at 19, the year before she became a first-time mom to her daughter, Stormi.

“You know I got my breasts done before Stormi,” she told her friend Stassie Karanikolaou during the July 27 finale episode. “Within six months of having Stormi—not thinking I would have a child when I was 20—like, they were still healing.”

Now that she’s 25 and a mother of two (she also has a toddler son, Aire), she has some regrets about not waiting to get plastic surgery.

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“I had beautiful breasts, like natural t***,” she continued. “Just gorgeous, perfect size, perfect everything. And I just wish, obviously, I never got them done to begin with. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about it to wait until after children.”

A 2013 study regarding adolescents and plastic surgery concluded that assessing readiness for plastic surgery—especially for those age 18 and younger—is difficult. Because the younger you are, the more vulnerable you are. Teenagers are also prone to wishful thinking without considering long-term consequences, according to the research.

Breast augmentation in particular is associated with a high rate of re-operation and requires continued surveillance of the implants. Since Jenner had her breasts augmented at just 19, the likelihood of her having to get them augmented again is almost a guarantee.

Jenner opened up about how her self-esteem and perception of herself changed once she became a mom—particularly after having a daughter.

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“Obviously I have a daughter,” she continued in the episode. “I would be heartbroken if she wanted to get her body done at 19. And she’s the most beautiful thing ever. I want to be the best mom and best example for her. And I just wish I could, like, be her and do it all differently, because I wouldn’t touch anything.”

It’s kind of heartwrenching, no? As a mom to two daughters myself, I can certainly relate to how aware I became of how I view myself and how I talk about myself after giving birth to them. I also remember just how deeply my own mother’s negative self-talk affected me, and still does to this day. I don’t want my daughters to see themselves that way. Ever.

Jenner also commented on how she’s trying to battle insecurities with online comments on her photos, and is now in a “better place” to handle it compared to years ago.

“I’ve always loved myself, I still love myself,” she says. “I’ll always want everyone to love themselves.”