Football player considers plastic surgery
In Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season, Houston Texans player J.J. Watts sustained a deep gash on the bridge on his nose after a collision with another player. The wound required six stitches, but it still continued to reopen every time he played. Now, Watts is considering going under the knife to repair the laceration and restore his nose, according to The Associated Press.
Although Watts told the news outlet that the wound begins to restore itself when the team has two weeks off between games, the gash left a permanent mark and indentation on his nose. The unsightly damage has prodded Watts to think about undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure.
"Once [the wound] gets times to heal up and rest, it goes back to pretty normal," Watts told the news source. "We'll see what happens. If it doesn't heal itself, then I will look into getting it fixed."
While athletes might not seem like the typical plastic surgery patient, they are prime candidates for various cosmetic surgery procedures. According to the Plastic Surgery Portal, rhinoplasties are one of the most common procedures for athletes, especially those who participate in high-contact sports. However, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recommends that interested individuals consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon before committing to a nose procedure.