Athletes seek cosmetic surgery after sports injuries
With all the bashing, hitting and crushing associated with popular sports, it's no surprise that a number of the nation's top athletes seek surgeries to fix flaws acquired while playing the game.
Whether they're seeking a rhinoplasty to fix a broken nose or shortening the lengths of their ears to better fit in their helmets, athletes require cosmetic procedures as frequently as those working in other professions. Two players who currently sit on the rosters for some of the country's most well-known teams may be getting plastic surgeries soon, following injuries they sustained while competing in their respective sports.
Baseball player may go under the knife following bat incident
Jean Segura, the shortstop for the Milwaukee Brewers, was accidentally hit in the face with a baseball bat during a match against the Chicago Cubs. According to Sports Illustrated, Segura's teammate Ryan Braun accidentally slugged him in the face while practicing his swing in the dugout. Tom Haudricourt, the Brewers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, immediately tweeted when Segura's medical condition was released, allowing fans to stay updated as to Segura's condition.
"No concussion or fracture for Segura. But plastic surgery," read Haudricourt's tweet.
Sports Illustrated reported that Segura would need cosmetic surgery to repair his right eye, which sustained a deep gash from the bat. However, Haudricourt later tweeted that Segura met with a plastic surgeon, who examined the area and stitched the baseball player up. He added that if the would heals properly, he may not need surgery.
Football player's mother begs him to get rhinoplasty
Segura isn't the only athlete who may require surgery following a sports-related injury. Defensive end J.J. Watt, who plays for the Houston Texans, may need a rhinoplasty following a devastating injury from the 2013 season. The Associated Press reported that the athlete, who has a history of being involved in violent hits, got a small gash on his face during the fourth week of the 2013 season. Initially, doctors gave Watt six stitches and told him to take it easy. Instead, Watt continued to play, ripping the injury open and causing an even deeper, permanent laceration to form.
The defensive end told the source that he planned on searching for plastic surgeons when the season was over. He explained that he would likely get a nose job during the offseason. While he was partially motivated by the desire to fix his face, his main reason for seeking a surgeon is his mother.
"She hates it," Watt said to the source. "My mom doesn't like it at all, so she's hoping I get it fixed this offseason."