Bristol Palin revealed that she had a tummy tuck surgery years ago when she shared a side of herself that her followers have yet to see.
The Dancing With The Stars alumni, 30, and daughter of Sarah Palin wanted to get ‘reel’ when she shared an Instagram post with her followers showing her scar from surgery in 2018.
In the video, she walked through her gym shorts to show off her toned stomach before revealing her scar while teasing, ‘Here’s something I’m not sharing. The scar from the tummy tuck I had years ago. ‘
The proceedings allegedly took place around the same time as the reality star’s divorce from husband Dakota Meyer in February 2018.
Getting Reel: Bristol Palin, 30, Gets Reel While Walking Through Her Gym Shorts To Proudly Show Her Abdominal Wall Scar From 2018 Surgery
Up Close: The DWTS alumni talked about ‘not’ comparing yourself to others on social media while revealing her fuzzy scar and tight stomach
In the short clip, Bristol talked about feeling she previously felt insecure and only posted curated content before bravely inclined to share a new truth about her body.
‘Let’s wait,’ the video began as she showed off her toned abs in athletic clothing as she filmed in the mirror.
‘I’ll post what I want you to see. From a decent angle, and not from insecurities and scars (visible or not), ‘she continued.
‘Here’s something I don’t share. The tummy tuck scar I had years ago, ”she said, showing her faint incision on her right hip to her 571K followers.
Her camera hovered over the scar – which she later revealed was from a 2018 procedure performed by Dr. Rose of Corpus Christi, Texas.
And as she turned over her incision, she spoke of ‘comparison’ like a thief of joy.
“Comparison can be the thief of all joy” – don’t let this place force you to compare your own worth and steal your joy, “she insisted.
Palin captioned the post: ‘Way 222, easy to compare ourselves here, just a reminder not to.’
Illusions: Bristol flexed her toned stomach and talked about sharing a glimpse of what she ‘wants’ her followers to see before revealing her truth
Ownership: “I’ll post what I want you to see. From a decent angle, and not from insecurities and scars (visible or not) ‘
Permanent reminder: Her camera hovered over the scar – which she later revealed was from a 2018 procedure performed by Dr. Rose of Corpus Christi, Texas
And later on on her Instagram story, she took the time to answer fan questions about the surgery, revealing that the doctor who performed the surgery was “ incredible. ”
But the Teen Mom OG star also said it was ‘the worst’ pain of her life, despite not having any regrets.
‘It was done in early 2018. I do not regret it. But recovery was (without a doubt) the worst pain of my entire life, ‘she revealed.
The surgery appeared to coincide with her divorce from her two-year-old husband, Dakota Meyer.
The pair share daughter Sailor Grace, five, and Atlee Bay, four, and she also has Tripp, 12, with ex-husband Levi Johnston.
Moving forward: the surgery performed by Dr. Rose in Corpus Christi, Texas appeared to coincide with her two-year divorce from her husband; pictured 2018
Teen mom: She has played multiple reality shows, including Teen Mom OG and Dancing With The Stars as a mother to three children from her two marriages; pictured on May 15
Of the split on Good Morning America, she said, “If I can show that life doesn’t end after a divorce, then I hope people can see that and keep living and breaking life.”
And in her ongoing fan Q + A, she talked about the ups and downs of being a single parent, having previously confessed that she ‘didn’t know’ if marriage was back in the cards for her.
‘The best is the time I spend with them (I feel it makes our band even more special.) The hardest part is juggling to get it all done, and disciplining solo can be challenging for me too,’ she revealed .
In March, she revealed that she and Meyer are amicable co-parents and that the now real estate agent had even sold his house when she posted a photo of them wearing a ‘World’s greatest ex-wife’ shirt.
Get along well! In March, the now broker even had her ex Dakota’s home when she posted a photo of them donning a World’s greatest ex-wife shirt; pictured March 2021