Selena has been open about the "changes" to her body since her transplant, telling TODAY in 2017: "I have a bit of an obtrusion that will be there forever. And that means I’m going to have to dress differently. It was really, really massive at first. I ended up having to get it drained [initially to reduce the size]."
Selena also spoke about her scar in an interview with Billboard, telling the publication: "I do feel comfortable with my scars. I didn't, but I do now. It was really hard in the beginning. I remember looking at myself in the mirror completely naked and thinking about all the things that I used to bitch about and just asking, 'Why?'"
She continued, "I had someone in my life for a very long time who pointed out all the things that I didn't feel great about with myself. When I look at my body now, I just see life. There are a million things I can do—lasers and creams and all that stuff—but I’m okay with it. And by the way, there’s nothing wrong with [plastic surgery]. has been my inspiration lately. She’s killing it, and she is proud of everything she has done. So there is absolutely zero judgment on my end. I just think for me, it could be my eyes, my round face, my ears, my legs, my scar. I don’t have perfect abs, but I feel like I’m wonderfully made."
It's wonderful that the singer has been so vocal about her procedure and recovery, as she's bringing light to an important issue. But just to be clear, regardless of the health circumstances that have led to Selena's altered body shape, no woman should ever have to "explain" her changing appearance or be judged for her weight or perceived "imperfections." It's 2018, let's leave the judging other people's bodies at the door.