It’s all about self-confidence, baby! Playboy model Shanna Moakler is a 43-year-old mother of three kids, yet she can still feel just as sexy rocking the same bikini she did 24 years earlier in the Miss USA pageant. In an incredibly open and honest post on Instagram in April, she says it’s all thanks to a tummy tuck in late 2018. See her bikini body reveal in the gallery below!
Fans got to know her even better when she had her own reality show on MTV from 2005-2006 called Meet the Barkers, starring her and then-husband Travis Barker, and their kids. Even then, it was obvious that Shanna was never anything but 100 percent herself.
Shanna cares a lot about her health and fitness, and has always maintained an incredibly cut figure. However, sometimes there’s only so much you can do after having three kids, so she opted to have a tummy tuck to get her feeling good again.
“6 months post op from my #mommymakeover with @leifrogersmd I am so thankful and so happy with my results,” she said, sharing this sexy photo in a green bikini on April 6. “This wasn’t for weight loss! It was to fix my tummy muscles!”
“I finally feel confident in a bikini again 🙌🏼👙” she gushed, admitting she will soon release a full YouTube video highlighting her journey. “It was a long healing process but I’m really glad I did it! Thanks to all the other moms who sent me encouraging messages! ❤️”
This is far from the first time Shanna has shown off her bod and inspired her followers. In January she shared a photo wearing the same bikini she wore to compete in Miss USA, and it still looked so good on her!
“However, I’m also almost at the 3-month mark from my #mommymakeover with @leifrogersmd,” she explained. “Yes I am very happy with my results! My stomach muscles are actually where they are supposed to be!” She also admitted she was suffering from a condition called Diastasis Recti, which according to WebMD is when “your belly sticks out because the space between your left and right belly muscles has widened.” and it can cause ” lower back pain, constipation, and urine leaking.”
Luckily, just three months post-surgery, Shanna was healing well enough to start working out again. “I got the ok to go back to the gym which I started doing and I know it will just get better with time,” she said. “Many say 3 to 6 months! Thanks for everyone supporting me through it!”
To further prove her tummy tuck was all about health, Shanna also began a 12-week program in January, and was super committed to finishing it. “Putting all my New Years resolutions to work! #yoga #chant #visualize,” she wrote, also revealing she was doing Kayla Itsine‘s program.
Shanna’s doctor, Leif Rogers, further explained what he did to help her look and feel better on Instagram in Demeber. “I gave Shanna a tummy tuck and liposuction 5 weeks ago,” he said at the time. “Shanna has had three C-sections and this procedure covers her scars. Shanna, you look amazing and we are so happy for you!” We couldn’t agree more. ⠀
“We all have our own insecurities,” said Shanna before the procedure. “After having my third child and third C-section there’s just parts of my tummy, no matter how many crunches I do, it’s just not ever going to be the way that I was pre-pregnancy.” Now, she can finally feel like her hard work is paying off.
You’d never know it from looking at her, but Shanna’s kids are all pretty grown up now! On March 29, Shanna celebrated the 20th birthday of her stunning daughter Atiana. “Time is going by so fast … @atianadelahoya I am so incredibly proud of the young adult you are. It’s an honor to be your mom,” she sweetly wrote. Aw!