Scott Disick’s ‘girlfriend’ Amelia Hamlin opens up on breast reduction surgery at 16
Model Amelia Hamlin had breast reduction surgery when she was 16 (Image: Getty Images)
Amelia Hamlin has revealed details of her breast reduction surgery when she was 16 years old, after suffering an infected nipple and mastitis.
The 19-year-old model, who has been pictured looking cosy on Malibu Beach with reality star Scott Disick, 37, has spoken out about what happened that led her to go under the surgeon's knife.
In a resurfaced episode of the Skinny Confidential Him and Her podcast, Amelia explains that she needed the surgery due to a strep infection and mastitis in her left breast.
This has caused it to swell and Amelia has said that the swelling has continued despite having the surgery.
Amelia Hamlin has explained why she had breast reduction surgery
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Amelia said that she first suffered the infection after she caught her nipple piercing while at Coachella, and this caused a small wound.
She said on the podcast: "When I eat eggs, I either get strep throat, or I get strep in parts of my body."
Amelia said that she had eaten a lot of eggs while at the festival and that when she got the injury from the piercing, the strep that was present on her body then went to her breast.
She continued: "I had a 104 degree fever… my left boob was out to here. I was 16 and had mastitis, whatever the heck that is."
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Mastitis most commonly occurs in women who are breastfeeding and it is the inflammation of breast tissue.
Amelia added: "It was the worst thing I've ever been through."
She admitted that she "was 12 hours away from going [into] sepsis," when she went to the emergency department at the hospital, where she later met a specialist in the disease.
Amelia continued: "The nipple piercing being pulled caused a small abrasion in my body. I already had the strep living in my system, and then it went to that part of my body because it was an open wound."
"When I tell you like my boobs were this big — I didn't just get those down, like, naturally.
"I'm not going to lie, I've never talked about this, but I had to fully get surgery. I had to get a breast reduction."
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