The 34-year-old mom of two announces recently that surgery “went great”. She reveales she woke up to some sweet notes.
Chrissy Teigen is letting fans know that her breast implant removal surgery went well. But she made the announcement in an adorably funny way.
On Thursday, the 34-year-old mom of two, woke up to some cute notes written by her 4-year-old daughter, Luna.
“BYE BOOBIES,” the letter says on the front. Luna paired it with a sweet mermaid sticker on it. The back wishes her mom good luck, adding, “Have fun pulling your boobies out. Love Luna.”
“Surgery went perfectly!” Teigen wrote in the caption paired with the pics. “So so so so so sore but waking up to this made it go away for half a minute at least.”
In May, the “Cravings” cookbook author confirms for the first time, she is having her breast implants out.
“A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I’ll just say it here: I’m getting my boobs out! They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it,” she said. “I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!”
“Don’t worry about me,” she added. “All good. I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat.”
‘I did my boobs when I was about 20 years old’
Back in March, Teigen, who married to singer John Legend in 2013, opens up about her experience getting implants. She says she is having some regrets after having children.
“I did my boobs when I was about 20 years old,” she reveals in a cover story for Glamour UK. “It was more for a swimsuit thing. I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky!”
She added, “Then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate, and now I am screwed.”
Breast implant removal surgery removes implants from breast augmentation or breast reconstruction patients. During these procedures, the surgeon may also remove silicone material from implant leaks as well. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons stresses that implants are not lifelong devices. They recommend having them exchanged or removed approximately every 10 to 15 years.
The National Center for Health Research reports that in 2017, there were about 47,000 implant removal procedures, including augmentation and reconstruction procedures.
Years later, Chrissy came to the realization that she wanted the implants removed sooner rather than later.
“If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift,” she remarked, also adding, “I think you’re supposed to replace [implants] every 10 years. But when you have kids you think about [the risks] of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.'”
Teigen’s move is part of a larger trend of people getting “explants” in recent years. Many of them high-profile, and many doing it because of negative side effects from their implants.
Ayesha Curry, a Food Network star and wife of NBA player Stephen Curry, is one. She commented on Teigen’s post, saying she got her implants out because they made her feel sick.
“Life-changing, you’re gonna love it. I got mine out last year,” Curry commented on Teigen’s initial announcement post.
Michelle Visage and Yolanda Hadid have also been vocal about their decisions to have their breast implants removed.
Needless to say, we’re glad Chrissy is well on the road to recovery!