Nose job? What nose job?
When you’re Australia’s PR queen, you don’t let a little thing like an infection following rhinoplasty slow you down.
The nose alone has the power to generate headline after headline. It’s probably got its own Instagram account by now.
And that’s no mistake: the woman attached to the nose, Roxy Jacenko, 35, has got to be the hardest working woman in PR or Australia or just ever.
The tireless self-promoter underwent surgery to downsize her aquiline nose recently, a process documented faithfully on social media.
But the woman who famously went back to work an hour after giving birth didn’t take the recommended bed-rest, and now she’s paying the price.
“I was meant to be flat on my back or at a 45-degree angle for two weeks, but I had to go back to work and that’s why my swelling is much worse than it’s meant to be,” Jacenko told the Daily Mail.
Her Instagram feed reveals outings to Vivid, the hairdresser, the office and a film premiere, all attended with nose bandage in place.
We have no idea what it feels like to have an infected schnoz, but it can’t be pleasant.
Jacenko was rushed to hospital on the weekend where the infection was diagnosed and underwent emergency surgery.
Roxy Jacenko and her Instagram-famous kids… Post continues after gallery.
Yet, undeterred, Jacenko took leave of her hospital bed, where she’s been receiving intravenous antibiotics, for two hours yesterday to appear at the conference she organised.
There were 620 ticket holders at the Intercontinental Double Bay in Sydney to listen to Jacenko talk about brand-building at her In Conversation with Roxy Jacenko seminar.
“My face is actually double the size of what it is but the makeup artist has done the most amazing job of contouring beyond words,” she told the Mail.
Following her talk and the obligatory selfies with fans, Jacenko returned to her hospital bed, presumably with her laptop close at hand.
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