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Plastic surgery gone wrong with Koena Mitra, forced her to keep indoors for six months. During the time span, Koena also lost two films.
There were rumors that she had done some face-lift, nose job, lip job and boob job. But, Koena choose only one option that is nose job. It was a nose job that had turned her life into a living nightmare.
Koena said, “You can’t do a face-lift when you are only 29. And I never got a lip/boob job done. I was very happy with myself but suddenly one day I was led to do this. A few people told me that I had a sharp jaw line, which needed a sharp nose. I was told that I had my father’s pakoda nose. I headed for a plastic surgeon.”
She later explained, “I didn’t get a nose implant done. It was a mere filing. Early 2008, my cheekbones puffed up and I started looking totally different. Suddenly, I realized that I couldn’t smile. My cheekbones hurt if I smiled.”
The anxious Koena quickly changed her doctor. “The new doctor told me that there is no corrective surgery or medication that would help. He said that I needed to take injections on my face. It was a five-month course and now it’s over.”
Koena’s father get very angry with this, telling her she would have to fight her mistake alone. However her mother joined her to give a moral support to her. “Yet when she saw me, she started screaming. It was a tough period, no doubt, but I had faith and patience. It was a mind over matter exercise, the injections worked and I won.”
She later added, “I have taken all the decisions in my life. Believe it or not, I didn’t even inform my parents about the nose job until the side-effects showed up. I didn’t want to hide and I knew they will get to know from my pictures in the press.”
During the time Koena refused two films as she says, “The camera does not lie and the lens would have definitely caught what I didn’t want to project on screen. I was not comfortable to be seen in that way.”
Koena also revealed the issues that regular women face and the things which make them go for a plastic surgery. “Not everybody who undergoes plastic surgery wants to be Aishwarya Rai or Tom Cruise. Why do you think that women buy hi-fi lingerie? It’s just that everybody wants to be perfect and feel good. And yes, I must tell you that during my visits of correction, I discovered that several housewives visit plastic surgeons for changes and enhancements, because their husbands lose interest in them over time.”
On plastic surgery Koena says, “A mother of an upcoming actress who is not even 18-years old asked me if I knew a doctor who could reduce the fat from her daughter’s body. I dissuaded her outright, but I don’t know what decision they might have taken eventually. I think that I have answered your question. But if you want me to elaborate, I want to tell all the young girls in the world never to indulge in plastic surgery. It varies from individual. Some people have benefited. But plastic surgery is a big gamble and it can backfire badly. My nose surgery was a big f**k-up in my life. I would say that I sinned.”
At the end, she laughs and adds, “Girls crave for compliments. Even boys do, but they don’t mind if you don’t praise them.”