‘The Bachelor’ Star Lesley Murphy Gets Breast Implants After Double Mastectomy
The former Bachelor contestant shared the news on Instagram Monday, July 3 alongside a picture of herself in a hospital bed.
“Happy with a 100 percent chance of swollen. Exchange surgery was a success and a huge difference from the double mastectomy surgery,” she wrote.
“After 3 hours I woke up and drank some ginger ale, saw my mom, discussed things with my sweet nurse and was wheeled out of my favorite hospital...where I felt like we hit every bump in the road on the way home.”
The reality star revealed in April that she carries the BRCA 2 gene, which puts her at a higher risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.
In fact her mother is currently in remission after being diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago
"To my mom, bff, travel partner and boobie buddy: thank you for every big and little thing you do! You have supported me through all of my crazy life adventures, but the most important one began a couple months ago as you walked me into my first doctor's appointment and told me we were doing this thing together," she said on Instagram for Mother's Day.
"Immediately I knew everything was going to be okay, especially since I watched you take on breast cancer 3 years ago with absolute grace, positivity and so much strength. I love being your boob twin and can't imagine walking through life without you. It sure as hell wouldn't be as much fun."
Following her double mastectomy in April, doctors put an expander in her chest to make room for her breast implants.
“My plastic surgeon said he tried many different variations and sizes and after consulting every woman in the hospital he decided on 500 CC implants, which is actually smaller than my expander size when you take into consideration those CCs plus the bulky expander,” she said in her post from yesterday.
“Dr. Wright, thank you for ridding me of those boulders and giving me my normalcy back! You are a magician and I am in awe of your talents.”
She continued, “Thanks also to everyone @uamshealth for treating me like a queen ever since I first walked through your doors at the beginning of March. What an incredible experience this has been.”
Though the decision to have her breasts removed was both emotional and painful, she is thankful she had the opportunity to take care of her health before it became too late.
"Knowledge is power and I feel powerful knowing I kicked cancer's ass before it could kick mine. The past 3 months have been a whirlwind,” she wrote following her mastectomy surgery.
“Thank you to all of my followers, readers, friends and family from the bottom of my heart for all of your messages and support."
She continued, "I wish I could adequately explain how much you have helped my recovery process."
We hope you feel better soon, Lesley!