Ashley Tisdale is taking back her power. She spoke out about the negative criticism she received when she got a nose job in 2007 to correct her deviated septum.
“Plastic surgery wasn’t culturally accepted then like it is now,” she wrote on her website Frenshe. “When I got it done I was scrutinized, judged, and made to feel ashamed over my decision.”
“I made a decision that was no one’s business (and is STILL no one’s business) and for that decision, I was constantly made to feel bad about it,” she continued. “If anything, I was insecure after the procedure.”
“I went to get it checked out, and the doctor told me the septum was 80 percent deviated and that I had two small fractures on my nose,” she explained at the time.
Tisdale noted that she didn’t get the rhinoplasty to change her appearance. But she wanted to be open about it now because she’ll be having a daughter soon.
“At the end of the day, I’m having a daughter, and I hope her choices aren’t met with judgment or shame,” she wrote on her website. “It’s taken years for me to process this experience — an experience that I didn’t think was that big of a deal either.”
“BUT I’m choosing to see this as a push to face it, write it down and finally let go,” she added. “If only other women could approach this subject the same way, we could probably feel less shame and a lot more love.”
When Tisdale’s daughter arrives, she will have a strong mom to look up to.