Former Bachelor contestant Lesley Murphy, who underwent a preventive double mastectomy, is all smiles after getting breast implants.
Murphy, who appeared on the hit reality dating show in 2013, recently shared a post-operation photo from the hospital Monday.
"Everything went perfect," she told Inside Edition just days after her surgery. "I am so happy."
Happy with a 100% chance of swollen?Exchange surgery was a success and a huge difference from the double mastectomy surgery. 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?Ouuuuch. 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. 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. 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.??#lesleysbreasties #lesnipsbrcainthebud #breastcancerawareness
"I don't see anything yet," she told Inside Edition of the results. "I am still with a compression bra on. It is a bra from the hospital and it is packed with gauze, I need all of the support I can get."
Lesley was just 29 and in the best shape of her life when she learned that she carried the BRCA-2 gene mutation and made the painful decision to remove her breasts.
Inside Edition was there when she underwent her mastectomy surgery earlier this year. Doctors placed in tissue expanders that help make room for implants.
She has received weekly saline injections to enlarge her expanders leading up to the implants
"I lost all feeling in my breasts, actually," she said. "Good thing is I couldn't feel that needle going in but I could feel the pressure of that saline going inside. Every week it would be pretty sore but that is what you endure to get ready for reconstructive surgery."
To celebrate the Fourth of July, she again took to Instagram, saying: “Stuffing bras since the 90s. Red stripes, white gauze, blue sunnies??...I tried.”