Bristol Palin undergoes NINTH breast reconstruction surgery to fix ‘botched’ reduction she had at 19

Bristol Palin, 32, reveals she’s undergone her NINTH breast reconstruction surgery to fix the ‘botched’ reduction she had at 19, saying she has been ‘self-conscious her entire adult life’

  • Palin, 32, shared a post-surgery photo on her Instagram Stories Wednesday 
  • The real estate agent had a botched breast reduction when she was 19
  • She’s had nine surgeries to correct the scarring and muscle tissue damage 

Bristol Palin has revealed that she underwent her ninth breast reconstruction surgery to fix the botched reduction she had when she was a teenager.

The 32-year-old real estate agent took to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday to share a photo of herself wearing a compression bra with surgical drains that were half-filled with blood and fluid. 

Palin, who seemed to be making the best out of the situation, also had on a pair of eye masks as she posed for the post-surgery selfie. 

‘Sharing wayyyyy [too much information] right now, but had my 9th breast reconstruction surgery last night — yes, NINTH. All stemming from a botched breast reduction I had when I was 19 [years old],’ she wrote in the on-screen text. 

Bristol Palin, 32, underwent her ninth breast reconstruction surgery on Tuesday to fix the botched reduction she had when she was 19

Bristol Palin, 32, underwent her ninth breast reconstruction surgery on Tuesday to fix the botched reduction she had when she was 19 

Palin is pictured at the 2008 Republican National Convention, a few years before her first breast reduction surgery

She is pictured after the surgery in 2010

Palin is pictured at the 2008 Republican National Convention, a few years before her first breast reduction surgery (L). She is pictured after the surgery in 2010 (R)

‘I’ve had previous surgeries trying to correct that initial damage of muscle tissue and terrible scaring. The whole situation has honestly made me very self-conscious my entire adult life.’

The procedure came a few years after Palin and her high school boyfriend, Levi Johnston, were thrust into the spotlight at the 2008 Republican National Convection.

Her mother, former Alaska governor and then-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, announced that she was pregnant at age 17. She welcomed her son, Tripp Johnston, in December of that year. 

Palin turned 19 in October 2009, and the surgery likely took place sometime before she competed on the 11th season of Dancing With the Stars, which premiered in September 2010.

Palin opened up about her latest breast reconstruction surgery on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself wearing a compression bra with surgical drains

Palin opened up about her latest breast reconstruction surgery on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself wearing a compression bra with surgical drains 

Palin (pictured in 2018) shared that she has been very 'self-conscious' about her chest for her 'entire adult life'

Palin (pictured in 2018) shared that she has been very ‘self-conscious’ about her chest for her ‘entire adult life’

The real estate agent (pictured in 2019) added that she is trying to 'stay positive' and remind herself that she has 'so much to be thankful for'

The real estate agent (pictured in 2019) added that she is trying to ‘stay positive’ and remind herself that she has ‘so much to be thankful for’ 

Johnston’s sister, Mercede Johnston, had claimed that Palin had a breast reduction back in 2010, but she never confirmed the rumor until now. 

‘Praying this is the last surgery needed. I hate being a whiner, but it kinda does put a setback/pause on life and that’s why I’ve been fairly MIA,’ the former Teen Mom OG star explained.

‘[I’m] 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.’

'I'm healthy, fully capable, and this is just an inconvenience cause things could always be way worse,' Palin (pictured in 2019) noted

‘I’m healthy, fully capable, and this is just an inconvenience cause things could always be way worse,’ Palin (pictured in 2019) noted 

Palin has two daughters, Sailor, seven, and Atlee, five, with her ex-husband, Dakota Meyer (pictured). She also has a 14-year-old son, Tripp, with her ex-fiancé Levi Johnston

Palin has two daughters, Sailor, seven, and Atlee, five, with her ex-husband, Dakota Meyer (pictured). She also has a 14-year-old son, Tripp, with her ex-fiancé Levi Johnston

She concluded her post by asking her 571,000 followers for TV show recommendations and ‘funny memes’ because she is ‘already going stir crazy. 

Palin previously fessed up to having jaw surgery in 2011 — though she claimed it was ‘corrective’ — and a tummy tuck in 2018, around the time she split from her ex-husband, Dakota Meyer.

She and and the Medal of Honor recipient have two daughters together, Sailor, seven, and Atlee, five.

The mother of three also got veneers and a gum lift as part of her ‘smile makeover in 2018, three years before she revealed her tummy tuck scars on Instagram. 

BRISTOL PALIN’S PLASTIC SURGERY TIMELINE 

Breast reduction (sometime between 2009 and 2010)

Palin is pictured before she had breast reduction surgery at 19

Palin is pictured after she had breast reduction surgery at 19

Palin is pictured before (L) and after (R) she had breast reduction surgery at 19

Palin revealed in January 2023 that she underwent her ninth breast construction surgery to fix the boxed reduction

Palin revealed in January 2023 that she underwent her ninth breast construction surgery to fix the boxed reduction 

Palin underwent her ninth breast reconstruction surgery in January 2023, over a decade after she had the original procedure.

She explained in her Instagram Stories that she had a botched breast reduction when she was 19 years old that left her with ‘damaged muscle tissue and terrible scaring.’ 

Palin turned 19 in October 2009, and the surgery likely took place sometime before she competed on 11th season of Dancing With the Stars, which premiered in September 2010. 

Jaw surgery (2011)

Paling had 'corrective' jaw surgery in December 2010, saying it was 'necessary for medical reasons.' She is pictured before the surgery

Palin is pictured after the surgery in 2011

Paling had ‘corrective’ jaw surgery in December 2010, saying it was ‘necessary for medical reasons.’ She is pictured before the surgery (L) and after in 2011 (R)

Palin shocked the world when she unveiled a thinner face complete with higher cheekbones and a newly-defined chin and jawline in May 2011. 

She claimed her new look was the result of ‘corrective jaw surgery’ in December 2010.  

‘Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons…so my jaw and teeth could properly realign…I don’t obsess over my face,’ she told Us Weekly at the time. 

Tummy tuck (2018)

Palin showed off her tummy tuck scars on Instagram in 2021, three years after she had the surgery

Palin showed off her tummy tuck scars on Instagram in 2021, three years after she had the surgery 

Dr. Keith Rose of the Rose Cosmetic Surgery Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, performed the surgery, which left her with a faint scar across her stomach

Dr. Keith Rose of the Rose Cosmetic Surgery Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, performed the surgery, which left her with a faint scar across her stomach

Dr. Keith Rose of the Rose Cosmetic Surgery Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, performed the surgery, which left her with a faint scar across her stomach 

The mother of three underwent a tummy tuck in 2018, around the time she split from her ex-husband, Dakota Meyer. 

Dr. Keith Rose of the Rose Cosmetic Surgery Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, performed the surgery, but she didn’t open up about it until three years later, when she revealed the scar on her stomach on Instagram. 

‘I post what I want y’all to see. From decent angles, and not from insecurities and scars (visible or not),’ she wrote. ‘Here’s something I don’t share. The scar from the tummy tuck I had years ago.’ 

Porcelain veneers and gum lift (2018) 

Palin is pictured before she got porcelain veneers and a gum lift in 2018

Palin is pictured after she got porcelain veneers and a gum lift in 2018

Palin is pictured before (L) and after (R) she got porcelain veneers and a gum lift in 2018 

Palin also got porcelain veneers and a gum lift during her ‘smile makeover’ with Dr. Bret Davis, a cosmetic dentist at Smile Texas in Houston.

Veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that are cemented over the surface of teeth to correct certain dental issues.

Traditional porcelain veneers like the ones Palin got can cost between $925 and $2,500 per tooth and last 10 to 15 years.

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