Finally on the mend. Bristol Palin opened up about undergoing her ninth breast reconstruction surgery after a reduction left her with “tissue damage” and “scars”.
“Sharing wayyyyy tmi now, but had my 9th breast reconstruction last night — yes, the NINTH all due to a botched breast reduction I had when I was 19 years old,” Palin, 32, wrote via her Instagram Stories on Wednesday, Jan. 26 . “I have had previous surgeries to correct that initial muscle tissue damage and terrible scare. The whole situation has honestly made me very self-conscious my entire adult life. Praying that this is the last surgery needed.”
The Alaska native wore a black tracksuit, under-eye patches and a compression bra in the mail, seemingly attached to surgical drains filled with red fluid.
The from Teen mom OG star, the eldest daughter of the former governor of Alaska Sarah Palinexplained that she hates being “a whiner,” but that the surgeries “caused a setback/pause in life,” making her “MIA.”
She added: “[I’m] trying my hardest to stay positive, hype myself up, and remind myself that I have so much to be thankful for. I am healthy, fully capable, and this is just an inconvenience because it could always be worse.”
This isn’t Bristol’s first time dealing with the difficult aftermath of cosmetic surgery. In May 2021, the broker opened up about undergoing a tummy tuck in 2018.
“Way [too] easy to compare ourselves here, just a reminder not to,” she captioned an Instagram video at the time. ‘Let’s go reel [sic] for a second,” she captioned the video. “I post what I want you all to see. From good angles and not from insecurities/scars (visible or not).”
The Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So FaThe author further elaborated on the surgery during a Q&A on Instagram that same day, sharing that she consulted an “incredible” doctor from Texas, but the process was anything but easy. “It was done in early 2018,” she said. “I do not regret it. But recovery was, (no doubt) you [sic] worst pain of my entire life.”
Bristol has often become candid about all aspects of her personal life. In August 2018, she finalized her divorce from Dakota Meyer. The two share daughters Sailor, 7, and Atlee, 5. She is also the mother of son Tripp, 14, who she shares with ex Levi Johnson.
Declared legally single two months after starting, the reality star told exclusively Us weekly about what it was like to return to the dating world as a mother of three.
“It’s scary,” she shared Us in October 2018. “I’ve got my hands full, and it’s kind of daunting. It’s not even on my mind right now. … There is no rule book about dating after a divorce. It is normal [a] weird concept. I haven’t dated for so long, I’m an old woman with so many kids.