She may be one of the most famous actors in the world thanks to her role in Modern Family, but Sarah Hyland is also known for being incredibly open and honest about her health issues over the years.
As well as endometriosis, Sarah also has kidney dysplasia — a condition which has resulted in her having 16 surgeries over her lifetime, including two kidney transplants — one from her father in 2012, and another from her brother in 2017 after her body rejected the first.
Sarah has also spoken at length about the lasting effects of surgery on her body — in particular, the abdominal swelling caused by her new kidney connecting to the old ones.
Well, Sarah has now made the brave decision to share a photo of her stomach, revealing the scars from her surgery.
Taking to Instagram, Sarah posted this photo of herself — wearing some special underwear gifted from The Ellen Show — in which her scars were visible.
In the caption, which also referenced Ellen DeGeneres' recent claims that Jennifer Aniston is her best friend, Sarah used the hashtag #ShowYourScars in celebration of her own.
And people immediately began praising Sarah for being so candid.
Many shared their own experiences of surgery and scars.
And revealed the empowering ways they view their scars.
While others said her post was inspiring and had given them hope.
Ellie Woodward is acting celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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