Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice recently revealed that after breaking her nose in a swimming accident years ago, she has had some nose surgery procedures to correct the problem.
25-year old Australian Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice recently confessed to having two nose jobs in the last couple of years. Apparently when she was a teen, Stephanie broke her nose in a pool accident, which flattened her bridge and caused ongoing sinusitis.
“My family and friends would say it was fine, but random people would comment,” the Sydney-based swimmer tells Who magazine.
To correct the problems, Stephanie has had two nose jobs, one in 2012 and the other in January of this year. She revealed the results in Who magazine.
Stephanie says she is pleased with the results of her nose surgeries and is glad that she corrected the problems.
“Seeing the better version of my nose made me realize how much it had been affecting me.”
Knowing that there may be some who criticize her decision to go under the knife, Stephanie addresses the criticism saying, “Everyone will have an opinion, and what I’ve learnt over the years is that you can’t do things to please people. I love the result.”
Stephanie first had nose surgery in 2012 but still suffered from lingering issues, including reduced airflow and a deviated septum. So a doctor recommended that she undergo a second nose surgery procedure. This time, it seems to have been a success.
“I love the way my nose looks now and I can finally breathe … I don’t have a problem fixing something that was broken in the first place,” she reports.
Stephanie was kind enough to thank Who magazine for giving her the chance to speak out about her plastic surgery.
“Thankyou @whomagazine for the beautiful cover and supporting my openness. It’s not easy to open up about my personal things but I would hope that my candidness helps someone else in some way. Plus I’m probably the only person who has broken their nose swimming.”
In addition to her nose surgery, the three time gold medalist has also taken time off from swimming to appear on Celebrity Apprentice as well as undergo surgery on her shoulder.
Stephanie isn’t the only swimmer that has had a nose job. Although she hasn’t officially confirmed it, British Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington looks to have followed through on her promise to have a nose job.
In the past, Rebecca had opened up to tabloids about her insecurity with her appearance, saying “I’ve got a very big nose. That’s what most of the negative comments on Twitter are about – my nose. People say, ‘Oh God you look like a dolphin’, or ‘I didn’t realize they let whales into the Olympics, but at least you should be able to swim faster with a nose like that’.”
The 25-year old retired swimmer reportedly has undergone nose surgery to reduce the size of her nose and have a bump removed. It seems that Rebecca has been considering a nose job for years, but has only found time to go under the knife in retirement, as her career as a swimmer didn’t allow for enough time off for plastic surgery recovery.none