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In early June, Jennifer Aydin appeared on Instagram with a bandaged nose and asked fans: “Notice anything different about me?” What’s “different,” it turns out, is Jennifer’s nose and chin. After going in for facial plastic surgery, The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member opened up to Bravo Insider about her latest procedures — and true to form, she held nothing back.
“I got my nose done and I had a chin implant,” the mom of five revealed. Though Jennifer is no newbie to plastic surgery (in 2019, she had a tummy tuck performed by her plastic surgeon husband, Dr. Bill Aydin), this time was a little different. For one, she flew to Turkey to have the surgery performed by a doctor she found on Instagram.
“He kind of does it, like, in an assembly line,” she said. “You go in and see him in the morning and if you wanted to do the surgery, you could do the surgery that very day.” So, during a visit to see her family in Turkey this past May, she went for it.
She recalled: “I’ve always had a bit of insecurity about my nose, and I love the way that my pictures look in filters. I just thought instead of just always filtering my face, why don’t I just change my nose, so it looks like a filter?”
The chin implant, however, was not something Jennifer had always envisioned. “Your nose and your chin have to be a certain ratio [to each other],” she explained. “My husband first told me I needed a chin implant, and I was like, I like my chin. Then, the doctor I went to [for my nose] told me I needed a chin implant… I had two doctors telling me that I need it. Maybe I should listen to them.”
Immediately following the surgery, “I was beat up and looked like a swollen version of Hannibal Lector,” she joked. And after recovering with the help of her Ultimate Beauty Pillow: LLB (Jennifer calls it “crucial” for anyone undergoing a face procedure), she still has ways to go.
Now two months post-op, Jennifer has mixed feelings about her new look. “I love my nose… I’m very happy with the way that the nose looks,” she said. But her altered jawline is still taking some getting used to. “I don’t know if I love [my chin implant] at this point,” she admitted. “I’m still struggling with the whole healing process, and I feel like it’s too big.”
“I thought that it was going to be better. That’s always the goal, right? To be better. Nobody ever does this thinking that it’s not gonna go well.”
Still, Jennifer is not rushing to any final verdict. “These things take like a year to settle,” she explained. “I’m not going to [fully] know the way it looks for at least a year… Worst comes to worst, I’m just gonna take it out… I was told that [a chin implant] is very easy to take out. They don’t file your real chin at all. They just kind of attach it. It’s just a matter of removing it.”
Either way, she added, “you’ll know about it because I talk about it.”
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