Finding the humor. Chrissy Teigen is rocking some awkward tan lines after wearing a swimsuit with cutouts — but the model was more than happy to show off the end result.
“This is great,” Teigen, 36, captioned an Instagram Story snap of her posing topless in a bathroom on Monday, April 18. The photo featured Teigen, a Utah native, covering her breasts with a scar from her previous breast implant surgery.
The cookbook author has previously spoken out about having breast augmentation surgery during her career. “It was more for a swimsuit thing,” the Sports Illustrated model told Glamour UKIn March 2020. “I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky!”
Teigen was forced to reconsider her decision after growing her family with her husband John Legend. The couple, who wed in 2013, share Luna, 5, and Miles, 3, respectively.
The TV personality was concerned about breast-feeding implants after becoming a mom. “Then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed,” she recalled during the interview. “But I want them out now. If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift.”
At the time, Teigen clarified that the plastic surgery didn’t enhance the size of her breasts. “Honestly, I kept them the same cup size. I just filled them out so they are firmer and more round. I had a quarter ‘teardrop’ cup in the bottom and filled out the breast line,” she explained.
Two months later, the Lip Sync BattleAfter more than a decade, the host announced that her implants had been removed. “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it,” she wrote via Instagram in May 2020, adding that she’d “like to be able to zip a dress in my size” and “lay on my belly with pure comfort.”
Teigen continued to be candid about the procedure by showing off her scars after “nobody” believed that she went under the knife. “A few of my friends keep having to tell people that I really got my implants out because nobody believes it,” the Chrissy’s CourtIn July 2020, the alum spoke in an Instagram Story video. In the snap, Teigen lifted up her bikini to show the vertical scars under her nipples, noting, “These are the scars.”