Why Cameron Diaz Underwent Rhinoplasty
People give numerous reasons for having a nose job, but the two primary reasons for undergoing rhinoplasty are to improve appearance or improve breathing. Representing different ends of the spectrum, actresses Jennifer Gray and Cameron Diaz are two of the few celebrities that have gone public with their nose jobs. As we noted in our previous post, Jennifer’s reason for undergoing rhinoplasty was cosmetic. Cameron had her facial plastic surgery for medical reasons.
When the Along Came Polly, Charlie’s Angels and Bad Teacher star had a nose job in 2006, she said it was to correct a breathing problem. Not for the first time, Cameron broke her nose when the avid surfer’s board crashed into her face during a surfing accident. Known for her love of high octane sports, Cameron often performed some of her own movie stunts and did her own driving in The Italian Job. The surfing accident compounded previous damage to her nose, making it difficult to breath. During Cameron’s rhinoplasty procedure, a facial plastic surgeon repaired the damage to her nose’s bone structure and cartilage and restructured damaged and misshapen nasal passages, allowing the actress to breathe freely again.
Your nose is not just a decorative ornament; it serves a vital function in the body’s breathing system.You use your nose to breathe in air and the life-giving oxygen it provides.
When you exhale, your nose provides a path for the release of carbon dioxide and other gases. Your nose also acts as a filter to block harmful particles when you breathe. A working nose is a model of the body’s efficient engineering. Unfortunately, noses are delicate and easily broken. As in Cameron’s case, rhinoplasty must sometimes be performed to repair extensive damage and restore breathing ability.
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