"Tall Girl" Star Ava Michelle Opened Up About Getting A Nose Job And Fans Applauded Her Transparency

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Tall Girl's Ava Michelle spoke candidly about getting a nose job for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

closeup of Ava at an event
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On Monday, Ava shared a video to her Instagram detailing her emotional rhinoplasty journey, while explaining what led her to make that decision.

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Maury Phillips / Getty Images for Brandon TV

"Ever since I was little, I’ve had an issue with breathing and my stamina, especially growing up as a dancer," Ava wrote. "It was thought to be sports induced asthma, but ended up being a deviated septum causing about 70% decreased airflow on my left side."

A closeup of someone taking a nose swab of Ava

"I’ve found that it’s effected my life more than I thought, and I am so happy to be able to BREATHE!!!"

closeup of her
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Ava revealed that she developed a bump on her nose in her early teens that she didn't like. She knew it was something she wanted to change.

closeup of her side profile showing the bump on her nose
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She admitted that her nose caused so much insecurity for her, that she would consciously avoid poses that captured her profile.

closeup of her at an event posing straight to the camera
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"On a personal note, my nose has been something I’ve been insecure about for such a long time," the 21-year-old actor added. "And I really struggled with the thought of changing it."

closeup of a doctor working on her nose
Ava Michelle / instagram.com

"I felt ashamed that I wanted to change a part of myself as I am always talking about the importance of self-love. I’ve learned that I can still love every part of myself, while making this change for myself."

closeup of her at an event
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Her biggest requirement for the nose job was authenticity. Ava didn't want a "perfect nose." Instead, she wanted her new nose to look as natural as possible.

ava looking at her new nose with excitement
Ava Michelle / instagram.com

"From having anxiety about surgery, to calling [Dr. Truesdale] on a Sunday because I was freaking out, to the INCREDIBLE results I could only dream of, I am so beyond grateful for this whole experience."

closeup of her smiling with her new nose
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Fans flooded her comment section with supportive messages and applauded her honesty.

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came here to say i was born with a bump and love my bump, if this make syou happy then hell yeah
Ava Michelle / instagram.com
you are beautiful no matter what, we love the transparency as well, queen
Ava Michelle / instagram.com
this what i call good plastic surgery, the change is subtle but huge at the same time (heart emoji)
Ava Michelle / instagram.com
it's so wonderful you can breathe better! That ltnmust have been so difficult to have limited breathing when dancing on breath!"
Ava Michelle / instagram.com
happy for you you are so beautiful before and after
Ava Michelle / instagram.com

I love that she was able to do this for herself. So many negative connotations are associated with cosmetic surgery, especially when it's done for personal reasons instead of necessity. People should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies without fearing they'll be criticized for it.

before and after pics of her nose, with a very subtle difference
Ava Michelle / instagram.com

"For one, to be able to breathe is going to be great, but being insecure about something that's on your face is very hard."

profile view of her nose before and after with the bump gone
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For more of Ava, check out her full post below: