Selena Gomez reveals kidney transplant scars while sunbathing in a bikini

Selena Gomez in a bikini in Sydney showing off kidney transplant scars
It's the first time Gomez has publicly revealed the scars from her life-threatening surgery last year. Photo credit: Instagram/ Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez has given us all some body-confidence inspiration after showing off scars from her kidney transplant for the first time.

The 'Fetish' singer is currently holidaying in Sydney for a Hillsong Church gathering, and was snapped by paparazzi out sunbathing on a yacht during some down time.

The star seemed happy and healthy amid rumours of a split from her on-again off-again boyfriend, singer Justin Bieber.

It's the first time Gomez, 25, has publicly revealed the scars from her life-threatening kidney transplant surgery last year.

The ex-Disney star had the transplant to alleviate symptoms of lupus, which she's suffered from since childhood.

The transplant resulted In emergency surgery after one of her arteries broke. Doctors took a vein from her leg to build a new artery and keep the kidney in place. The large scar from that procedure is evident on her upper thigh.