Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa Kidney transplant scar on leg: Selena Gomez flabbergasted her fans in the year 2017 when she revealed on Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant. Now, Selena Gomez is opening up about her insecurity about her kidney transplant scar location on her leg—and a new swimsuit line that’s sending a vibrant message and her transplant friend Francia Raisa was with her during the operation.
“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar,” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself in a pretty blue one-piece with a zip. In the photo, a large scar is visible on Gomez’s inner thigh.
“I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up,” she continued. “Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that.”
“I have always been focused on inclusivity and my immediate surroundings have supported my ability for me to push that agenda,” she wrote.
Selena Gomez kidney transplant scar location on the leg
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When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that. T – Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that…all bodies are beautiful.
Selena Gomez’s friend, film actress Francia Raisa, came forward to test to see if she was a match and added. “She lived with me in this interesting time where my kidneys were just done. That was it and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life,” Gomez said. “The thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. And she volunteered and did it… The fact that she was a match, I mean, that’s unbelievable.”
Selena Gomez kidney transplant friend Francia Raisa
Gomez said that her surgery completely changed her life. “As soon as I got the kidney transplant, my arthritis went away,” she said. “My lupus —there’s about a 3 to 5 % chance it’ll ever come back. My blood pressure is far better. My energy, my life has been better.”