AceShowbiz - %cCarrie Underwood% recently shared her first selfie after facial injuries that required 40-50 stitches, but she partially covered her face in the photo. Words are she's struggling with self confidence since her face scar "isn't fading at all."
"Carrie is trying her best to be patient but she can't help being frustrated, because she feels that the scar isn't fading at all," a source reportedly close to the country singer tells HollywoodLife.com. "When Carrie looks in the mirror, it's the first thing she sees, and the only thing she can focus on."
The source adds, "Carrie has been advised by her doctor to wait and see how the scar heals and fades naturally first of all, before considering any kind of plastic surgery procedures."
Her husband %cMike Fisher% has also been a source of support. "Mike keeps reassuring Carrie that it's nowhere near as visible as she thinks it is, and that she's beautiful anyway, regardless of a scar or not, but she's definitely been struggling with self confidence recently," the source reveals.
Previously, it was reported that the scar might "take up to 2 years" to fade away, but Carrie's impatient. "The wound has actually healed really well, the doctor who stitched Carrie's face up did a really amazing job. Carrie has been following all of the doctor's advice-she's keeping out of the sun, making sure her face is well moisturized with petroleum jelly, and covered in factor 50 sunscreen when she does go outside, and she's gently massaging the area around the wound each day, but, she's struggling with one piece of advice-be patient," said a source to HollywoodLife.com earlier this month.
The source added, "Honestly, with even the tiniest bit of concealer, you wouldn't notice the scar, but it's all Carrie can focus on when she looks in the mirror. The doctor has told Carrie that it could take up to two years to totally fade away, and he's warned her that there's a chance it may never completely disappear-but, if that is the case, there's a number of different plastic surgery options she can explore."
Carrie "took a hard fall on some steps outside her home" on November 10, her rep confirmed, adding that "while there were no life-threatening injuries, she was taken to the hospital to be treated. She sustained multiple injuries including a broken wrist and some cuts and abrasions from the fall."
The "American Idol" alum later gave an update on her recovery process in a post to her fan club members, writing, "I'll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in."
"I am grateful that it wasn't much, much worse. And I am grateful for the people in my life that have been there every step of the way," she added. "And when I am ready to get in front of a camera, I want you all to understand why I might look a bit different."
The Friday, February 23 Instagram post marks the first time she showed her face after the nasty fall. In the image dedicated to support the End It Movement, she posed next to her husband Mike, with a huge red "X" sign obscuring part of Carrie's face around her lips and chin area.