Many claim that Filipinos have become more open-minded in 2022, but there’s no denying that plastic surgery is still a bit of a touchy subject. Given the stigma surrounding cosmetic enhancements, it’s no surprise that some celebrities and influencers opt to stay mum about going under the knife. Still, there are a few young influencers who get candid about the issue in the hopes that their courage will inspire others. Despite naysayers and doubters, these progressive Gen Z content creators firmly believe that only they have the right to dictate what’s best for their bodies and their personal well-being.
If you’re curious to know more about them, keep scrolling to read about seven Gen Z influencers who opened up about getting a nose job.
1. Gwy Saludes
Unlike many influencers her age, Gwy actually got a nose job on a whim. While watching videos about rhinoplasties amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, the college student decided to get one herself as she has always been insecure of her nose. She also went for a chin augmentation in addition to the nose job, so it took a full year for Gwy to completely heal from the surgery.
2. Andrea Angeles
Thanks to the support of her family, Andrea didn’t hesitate to get her nose done last year. Although the 21-year-old didn’t have a particular peg for her new nose, she knew that she wanted a matangos diamond tip that flattered her face shape. After the successful procedure, she encouraged her young viewers to destigmatize plastic surgery because her rhinoplasty significantly boosted her self-esteem.
3. Mika Salamanca
Mika first considered getting a nose job after receiving a cryptic comment about her appearance. Earlier this year, she finally went under the knife to modify her alars and nose tip. Although her mother initially didn’t support her decision, Mika was very proud of how her new nose looked following the procedure!
4. Kathlene Figuracion
After years of thorough research and careful contemplation, model-vlogger Kath bit the bullet and opted for a structural rhinoplasty. As suggested by her doctor, Kath’s “droopy” nose was lifted for a softer, more feminine look. In fact, she was so happy with the results that she stopped contouring her nose post-operation.
5. Aika Agustin
In her rhinoplasty vlog, Aika admitted that she has wanted to get a nose job since she was in high school. During her senior year in college, Aika found a reputable doctor through a rhinoplasty Facebook group and began planning out her surgery. While she felt very restless during the slow recovery process, her subscribers’ unwavering support reassured her that she made the right choice.
Bam initially got nose fillers in 2021 with the desire to enhance her rounded nose. When she realized that she was ready for a permanent enhancement, she went through numerous cosmetic enhancements last February: Primary rhinoplasty, diamond tip, buccal fat removal, alar lift, alar trim, and chin augmentation. The entire surgery amounted to a whopping P180,000, but the self-confidence she gained made it worth every penny.