Bristol Palin shares that she underwent her ninth breast reconstruction surgery to fix a “botched” reduction
Bristol Palin is learning about the “botched” breast reduction that changed her life, and how it led to nine reconstructive surgeries in an attempt to correct the damage.
On Wednesday, the 32-year-old Teen Mom: OG alum shared a post-surgery mirror selfie on her Instagram story, showing her wearing a tight bra with a recently reconstructed surgical drainage tube.
She explained that the recent surgery was her latest attempt to correct a reduction she underwent when she was 19 years old.
“”Sharing wayyyyy [too much information] now, but last night I had my 9th breast reconstruction surgery – yes, the 9th. It all started with a botched breast reduction when I was 19 [years old],” the mom of three wrote in the text above the photo.
“I had previous surgeries to try to correct the initial damage to muscle tissue and a terrible fear,” she added. “Honestly, the whole situation has made me very self-conscious throughout my adult life.”
“Praying that this is the last surgery that needs to be done – I hate to complain, but it does bring frustration/stagnation to life, which is why I’m quite MIA,” she notes. “Doing my best to stay positive, self-motivated and remind myself that I have so much to be thankful for. I’m healthy and fully capable, and it’s just an inconvenience because things can always get worse.”
Palin, who shares 5-year-old daughter Atri and 7-year-old son Sailor with ex-husband Dakota Meyer and 14-year-old son Tripp with ex-husband Levi Johnston – is no stranger to making her body public on social media with images of past surgeries.
In March 2021, the Dancing with the Stars alum showed off her toned stomach in a short video on Instagram. As she pulled closer, Bristol revealed scars from a tummy tuck she underwent in 2018.
“Let’s get back on our feet,” Palin, daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, wrote in the video. “I posted what I wanted you to see. From the right perspective and not from insecurity/scars (visible or invisible).”
“Here’s something I won’t share,” she continues, pulling down her shorts to reveal a scar on her hip bone. “The scar from my abdominal debridement years ago.”
“‘Comparison can steal all joy’ – don’t let this place make you compare your worth and steal your joy,” she wrote, before posting a Bible verse from Psalm 143: 8, an excerpt from the Bible.
As noted and! news, Palin had a surgeon in Corpus Christi, Texas, perform a tummy tuck she described as “unbelievable.
“I don’t regret it,” the author of “Not Afraid to Live: My Journey So Far” reportedly said in a now-expired Instagram story. “But recovery was (without a doubt) the worst pain of my life.”