For Clare Crawley, less is more… at least when it comes to her chest.
Over the weekend, the former "Bachelorette" star announced that she had successfully removed her breast implants, something she has planned to do for months.
"Surgery is officially done + I am on the road to healing!," she wrote on Instagram while also thanking her doctors. "It wasn't an easy decision, but they truly are the most compassionate team who truly want to help women like me heal from BII (Breast Implant Illness). On top of that, having the overwhelming support and love from family and friends has just meant the world to me."
She added, "Having you all give me a boost when my brain has slipped into moments of doubt, truly lifted me up. And so I will continue to pass It on to anyone else who needs to hear this… our body shape does not define us or make us any less lovable or worthy. We are perfectly made just the way we are!"
On her Instagram Story, the reality TV star said she felt "amazing" and had not taken any pain medication.
The surgery wasn't a surprise, as Clare had previously said she was getting her implants removed due to health issues she's been experiencing.
"My body is fighting [my implants]," she said in July. "My body can't heal. My body is in fight mode constantly."
Just a few days before the surgery, she opened up about her flawed decision to get implants in the first place — and also why she's so proud to remove them now.
"As a child of sexual abuse, my young adult years were spent in unhealthy relationships feeling unworthy of the good ones. It was a vicious cycle, because the more I chose the wrong men who treated me poorly, the more I believed I wasn't good enough," she said. "Enter the breast implants. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to get them, but the truth is it was money that would have been better spent on therapy to heal my wounded heart. I ended up spending the money on therapy anyway."
Now though, she's "a woman who has learned to love herself deeply on the inside, knows her worth, and will fight for herself no matter what."
"I've learned the toxicity that these implants can cause on our bodies, as it has done to mine. So I am stepping away from something that no longer serves me… not my heart, and certainly not my health," she continued. "We are taking it back to Clare 1.0, who is lovable and worthy just the way she is."