The 24 year old rapper has, after months of speculation, finally admitted she has had a nose job. These are not the first changes she has made to her appearance and she has decided to be honest about them:
“I’m not denying it,” she said in the interview for “Seventeen” showing her new face on the cover photo spread. “Denying it is lame. I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts.”
She said she had read a lot about doing plastic nose surgery online before she decided to do it, so it was a well informed decision. “Some women are really happy they got them, and some women changed their noses when they were younger, and when they got older they wished they didn’t,” she said.
Apparently, she has had to look inside and deal with some of her insecurities and do some self-acceptance despite looking gorgeous. This is what she says about the psychological and emotional aspects of having plastic surgery: “Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice.
Plastic surgery is an emotional journey. It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept.”
We have to agree with Iggy that one should make sure one is ready for a nose surgery before going under the knife, since rhinoplasty is a very delicate procedure. Actually, it requires exceptional surgical skills and an excellent aesthetic sense in the plastic surgeon who would perform this delicate procedure.
A lot depends on the person’s overall health and the condition of their nasal skin, nasal cartilage, and the rate at which their body heals. It involves risks of complications and it is also highly advisable to have a lot of pre-surgery consultations and think about one’s expectations and goals as well since it is not realistic to expect perfection with rhinoplasty.
That is why Iggy says rhinoplasty is an emotional journey. With or without surgery, there comes a time when you just have to deal with your relationship with yourself, with your self-image and the sooner you create a positive one, the better off you will be. It seems this is exactly what she has been going through, dealing with the perceived flaws in her looks and then taking steps to correct them, and consequently dealing with the changes and the transformation of her body.
The physical healing takes a week or two, but psychological balancing out takes longer and as Iggy said from her growing experience with plastic surgery: “It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect.”
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