The mother-of-three added she needed a drain to channel surplus blood from the surgery and had to wear a mastectomy designed bra.
Speaking to the Mail Online last month, Julia defiantly said she would not let cancer ruin her life.
"I still need to be a mum to my kids, a partner and a working woman, I'm still Julia," she spilled.
"My plan is to come through it and out the other side and I hope to be able to do that bravely enough so that women who are scared to get tested, to get a diagnosis, go ahead.
"I want to be able to give them a wave and say, 'Look, it's horrible, but you can do it too'."