Priyanka Chopra Jonas recently opened up about a botched nose operation that now requires her to get corrective surgery.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 38, got candid about a medical mishap that traumatized her. In her first book entitled, Unfinished: A Memoir, the Miss World 2000 pageant winner divulged details about a minor surgery on her nose that left her feeling devastated.
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A year after being crowned Miss World, Chopra said she began experiencing what she describes as a “lingering head cold,” which she initially thought was some sort of sinus infection. Shortly after this, she started having trouble breathing, which was a concerning issue since she also suffers from asthma.
Upon seeking the advice of a medical professional, The White Tiger actress was informed that there is a polyp in her nasal cavity. The doctor told her that it would have to be removed surgically, but Chopra thought it would be a routine procedure and wasn’t overly concerned.
But much to her chagrin, the procedure didn’t go as planned. “While shaving off the polyp, the doctor also accidentally shaved the bridge of my nose and the bridge collapsed,” she wrote. “When it was time to remove the bandages and the condition of my nose was revealed, Mom and I were horrified.”
“My original nose was gone,” Chopra added. “My face looked completely different. I wasn’t me anymore.” She revealed her the botched surgery affected her confidence and outlook, especially since it came when her career was beginning to take off in a big way.
“Every time I looked in the mirror, a stranger looked back at me,” Chopra wrote. “I didn’t think my sense of self or my self-esteem would ever recover from the blow.”
The media criticized her for her new look, with some tabloids accusing her of getting plastic surgery. In the following two decades, she underwent several corrective procedures to “normalize” her appearance and has come to terms with her appearance.
“While it took a few years … I’ve gotten accustomed to this face. Now when I look in the mirror, I am no longer surprised; I’ve made peace with this slightly different me,” Chopra explained. “This is my face. This is my body. I might be flawed, but I am me.”
In an interview with ET’s Rachel Smith about her memoir, Chopra opened up about the challenges she faced in her career including, sexism, racism, bullying, and how she overcame them. Watch this space for the latest celebrity news.