Not that I really care either way, but let’s say that Zooey Deschanel did get some kind of nose job, she’ll probably blame it on her deviated septum. It is the Hollywood way. Whenever a celeb gets a nose job, but doesn’t want to admit to have working done for the sake of having work done, this seems to be the reason. Yes, this is a legitimate medical condition. It basically means that the bottom, middle cartilage part of your nose (proper name: septum) is off-center, causing your nostrils to be different sizes.
My septum is deviated. Actually, yours probably is too. Stats say that about 80 percent of the population have deviated septums. It’s usually not serious. And if you have one, life will go on without you ever noticing it except maybe when you have a cold. In more extreme cases, it can inhibit breathing, cause frequent nosebleeds or chronic sinusitis. But mostly, it’s serves as a thinly veiled excuse to get a rhinoplasty. Click through to see all of famous peeps who attributed their nose jobs to deviated septums.
Listen, I’m just telling you what the whole internet is asking and by that I mean Huffington Post. I am not an expert on nose jobs, but Zooey Deschanel’s beak does look a touch shorter in the right photo (taken at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night). Then again, could be lighting and makeup. Perhaps we should ask Siri. [Huffington Post]
What’s in a nose? A Miami plastic surgeon doesn’t want a big schnoz to get in the way of true love, so he’s decided to offer members of his local Orthodox Jewish community free or greatly reduced nose jobs in order to increase their chances at finding a mate.
Dr. Michael Salzhauer is an Orthodox Jew, and a father of five, so he feels it’s perfectly reasonable and respectable to offer the service to bad-nose-having members of his community. But others say it’s rather tacky and controversial.
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It’s fun to talk about women who get plastic surgery. They’re kind of sad. A little desperate. They’re trying too hard. They’re spending too much money on what God should have given them. Everyone is keeping track of which movie star recently got her lips puffed up or her boobs plumped or her nose whittled down to practically nothing. I flick through a slideshow of before/after shots of famous women, shaking my head. I think, But she looked fine before!
Sometimes, when my friends make comments about someone who “obviously got some work done,” I nod along automatically.
I often forget that I am one of them. I am one of those women who was insecure enough to let someone cut them open for the sake of beauty. Keep reading »
You know how everyone in the universe basically agrees that Jennifer Grey’s nose job was the worst decision she ever made, because it changed the look of her entire face and no one recognized her anymore, even though she played Baby in “Dirty Dancing”? That is the way I feel about my beloved NeNe Leakes’ new nose. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star — and I do mean STAR — was so beautiful the way she was! Whyyyyy did she have to go get her nose chipped away to oblivion?! Ugh. [Young, Black & Fabulous] Keep reading »
The HanaHana Nose Stretcher is not for the beauty faint of heart. I always thought that Brazilian bikini waxes and Botox were marks of the beauty brave, but there needs to be a whole new category for those who try the HanaHana Nose Stretcher. This Japanese nose stretcher (does anyone else think this sounds like a form of torture?) is basically a super-strong pink clothespin. This contraption works by clamping it over your nostrils for a few minutes every day, and apparently the extreme pressure exerted over the cartilage stretches your nose out—a look coveted by girls who think their nose it too flat or “button-like.” I have no current plans to do a beauty test drive on this product, but for $7 you can try it and let me know how it turns out.
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