It’s been nearly 15 years since she had a nose job, but Ashley Tisdale remembers very well how traumatizing the public reaction was at the time! According to the High School Musical actress, she would always ‘feel bad’ having the surgery, even if its main purpose was to help with her breathing problems.
In a personal new essay she wrote for her own lifestyle site Frenshe, Tisdale got candid about the shame she still feels for the public hatred she got back then and stated that she is still working to let it go .
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She started by noting that she was “triggered” and therefore motivated to talk about it not long ago when she was asked to go under the knife during an interview.
In 2007, she made public her procedure to try to end the stigma surrounding plastic surgery, especially in cases where it is necessary for health reasons.
At the time, she argued that “I didn’t do this because I believe in plastic surgery. I did it to improve my health. I could barely breathe from the right side of my nose. ‘
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Now the pregnant star confessed that her trauma was caused after the new interview asking her about her surgery.
“To be clear, it wasn’t about changing my appearance. I didn’t care, nor was it like I was dreaming of the day I was going to get a nose job. On the other hand, I have NO judgment on anyone looking forward to that day – your body, your choice, “she said.
“Plastic surgery was not then culturally accepted as it is today. When I got it done, I was examined, assessed, and felt ashamed about my decision. I made a decision that was nobody’s business (and STILL nobody’s business) and for that decision I had to constantly feel bad about it. ‘