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I am still a long way from my goal but definately getting closer.  I had abdominal surgery when I was 20 that left a 4 inch scar below my bra line.  Since I have been tanning it is not as noticible as before- it is sort of keloid- very thick and light pink (after almost 10 years).  How do you feel about scars being exposed.  I have not worn a 2 piece swimsuit since I was 5, but I think if I could ever down low enough I would like to.  However, I am wondering how people will react.  I know I should not worry but the point is to  look attractive.  Any thoughts?

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If anyone even notices, you can always tell them that you got in a knife fight.

My mom had a tummy tuck after she lost 60 lbs so she has a scar that wraps around her back. She got a tattoo with her, my dad's, brother's, sisters' and my birth flowers on vines to cover it :)

Haha my mom's got a tramp stamp :P

Almost everyone has some type of scar.... if you have the confidence to wear a bikini, then go for it!  Don't let a scar stop you.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

If anyone even notices, you can always tell them that you got in a knife fight.

^^^^ Do that. :D

I have a scar about 10 inches long from my belly button to my side, i've had it for 14 years now and it is still purple and very noticable. But I don't let it stop me from wearing a two piece!

I got that scar from nearly dieing from appendicitis, and I figure, if people REALLY give a crap about the fact that I have a scar on my stomach, well then I don't want to associate myself with them. I could be dead, after all!

Besides, scars are awesome. They are battle wounds. Wear your bikini (but mostly your scar) with pride! :)

Scars are beautiful. They make you unique and special. I have one under my chin from when I was young. I'm going to have one on my thigh from a splinter that got infected! My scars are lame stories, but still funny reminders. Rock that two piece.

I think I speak for most guys in saying: when we look at a pair of legs,  a 6 inch scar from ACL repair would not detract or affect our "assessment." Might eventually notice the scar and think "wow, an athlete." It is the same for the rest of the body. 

Young scars turn purple in the sun and can stay that war for years (not too great IMO).  Old scars don't tan and can get sunburned badly, so watch out for that.

OGR

Most scars are pretty hot. And all scars tell a story. Ergo, scars make you interesting.

 

I think scars are great...i have one on my ankle from surgery but before i got that i always found them interesting. its like having a tattoo but this is completely unique and has a story, its part of you so dont be worried what people think about it! (i'm actually quite sad that my scar is fading!)

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Wear the binkini!  I have had scars on both knees since I was 11 (not the same, I know) and don't care who sees them.  When I got tired of having people ask how I got them, I used to tell them my mother threw butcher knives at me.  She was not amused.  I did have someone comment a few years ago when I was trying to decide between two dresses for an event that they really liked the shorter one, as long as my scars didn't make me uncomfortable. 

First off, it's just a scar.  Don't worry about it.  It's just like having a tattoo, it's a small story on your body.  Just feel lucky it is where it is.  My worst scar is above my lip, it's the result of a dog bite from when I was a kid.  My dad always complained about it and would tell me how when I was old enough he was going to have me get plastic surgery to fix it.  It doesn't bug me in the least though, and I would never try to cover it up.

My abdomen is a collection of scars stemming from kidney failure. Well, and upper arms and chest. I show my scars proudly. The abdominal scars are bad enough to distort my shape, especially the transplanted kidney sticking out of my lower abdomen! :) I am very comfortable with myself- scars included.

I had several women tell me that I make them feel more comfortable with their own bodies because of my confidence. That inspired me to join a burlesque troupe.

Confidence is everything. Get over it, and rock the bikini!

I have a scar going from where my ribs meet to about 3 inches below my belly button from internal injuries from a car accident. Then another scar in the bikini area from bladder surgery-the two make an anchor! Then yet another 7 inch scar on my side from having my kidney removed.

Will I wear a bikini? Heck no, but if I had a 4 inch scar you are talking about and the body, I would in a hearbeat!

Original Post by meghansmommy:

I have a scar going from where my ribs meet to about 3 inches below my belly button from internal injuries from a car accident. Then another scar in the bikini area from bladder surgery-the two make an anchor! Then yet another 7 inch scar on my side from having my kidney removed.

Will I wear a bikini? Heck no, but if I had a 4 inch scar you are talking about and the body, I would in a hearbeat!

Transplanted kidneys are placed in the lower abdomen, on the side. I have technically had 4 kidney transplants (1st rejected, 2nd failed, 3rd never worked, 4th is perfect!) and three of them removed. The scars make a giant grin. :D

My wife has a scar across her lower abdomen and she's extremely sensitive about it.

I personally don't care about it at all, except that she's so self-conscious of it; it's hard for me to not pay attention to it.

Nothing I say seems to convince her that seeing her scar doesn't bother me in any way at all.

Scars happen, and they are beyond our control, just like freckles, moles and other skin features.

On the other hand, intentional scarring (which isn't so common outside of urban areas) and tattoos aren't my cup of tea at all, and I personally dislike seeing them on just about anyone. Doesn't mean I don't like the person, I just don't like looking at "art" on someone's skin.

Maybe we should start a new topic: "coolest scars imaginable"

My vote would be scars on the back from a mountain lion attack.

When I was in the ER with a broken shoulder and a gash in my eyebrow (which the doc did too good a job stitching up, so I didn't get a cool eyebrow scar), a guy came in who had gotten chomped on by a shark... ok, really, he was stupid and fell against something sharp - but dangnabit he was going to tell people it was a shark.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

When I was in the ER with a broken shoulder and a gash in my eyebrow (which the doc did too good a job stitching up, so I didn't get a cool eyebrow scar), a guy came in who had gotten chomped on by a shark... ok, really, he was stupid and fell against something sharp - but dangnabit he was going to tell people it was a shark.

This thread is out of control! If you can talk about pseudo shark attacks, I can mention my chainsaw scar and who gets the "most blood on the floor of the ER" award. The guy on the gurney next to me said that he was embarrassed to be there. lol.

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My wife has a scar across her lower abdomen and she's extremely sensitive about it.

I personally don't care about it at all, except that she's so self-conscious of it; it's hard for me to not pay attention to it.

Nothing I say seems to convince her that seeing her scar doesn't bother me in any way at all.

Scars happen, and they are beyond our control, just like freckles, moles and other skin features.

On the other hand, intentional scarring (which isn't so common outside of urban areas) and tattoos aren't my cup of tea at all, and I personally dislike seeing them on just about anyone. Doesn't mean I don't like the person, I just don't like looking at "art" on someone's skin.

I have a bunch of scars AND a bunch of tattoos. For me, it was the difference between what I could and could not control.

Do what makes you the most comfortable, but realize that you should be proud of your body every day. 

I wear the bikini even though I have a six inch scar from one surgery and four one inch scars from another.  It's my body, it's healthy and Im proud. 

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