Chrissy Teigen shows scars from breast-implant removal, endometriosis surgery in Valentine’s Day self-love nude
The photo showed scars on her breasts and bandages on incisions on her lower abdomen. Earlier in February, Teigen underwent surgery to alleviate pain from endometriosis
American model, television personality, author, and entrepreneur Chrissy Teigen is encouraging body-positivity. The 35-year-old celebrated Valentine's Day on Sunday by sharing a photo of her bare abdomen on her Instagram Story.
The photo showed scars on her breasts and bandages on incisions on her lower abdomen. "Happy Valentine's Day. Love yourself! B**** has been throuuugh it," Teigen wrote in the photo.
Earlier in February, Teigen underwent surgery to alleviate pain from endometriosis, an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining your pelvis.
Speaking to People magazine in the aftermath, Teigen had said that recovery was tougher than she expected. "Usually I'm really good after [surgery]," she said. "This one's a toughie. My whole belly got numbed. It's gonna be numb for like, a couple of days. Couple of the next days, hopefully, they'll stay that way."
She also said that while she was constantly feeling the surgery pains, she was glad to have the tissue cleared out. "It makes it hard, every little cough and stuff. But it is truly still better than the contractions and the pain of endo," she said.
In 2020, Teigen had surgery to remove her breast implants. In May last year, Teigen had announced on her Instagram, “I’m getting surgery soon. 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. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort! No biggie! So don’t worry about me! 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.”
She later revealed that she didn't know she was pregnant when she underwent surgery to have breast implants removed. "I did the routine pregnancy test you do before surgery. It said negative. It was not negative," she explained. "A few weeks after surgery, I took a test. And for many years now, I’ve taken pregnancy tests almost every month, praying to see a positive one day. Just wishful thinking. I never had a positive before."
As per her interview with Glamour Magazine UK, she had her breast augmentation surgery when she was about 20 years old. “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! But then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed,” she said.
In 2019, Teigen had shared another nude on Instagram when she was pregnant. She had captioned the photo, "The best thing I’ve ever made are my babies. thank you for making me a mommy and changing my life forever."