Botched Nose Job Leaves Woman With Avatar Film Nostrils

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorAlex CopeAgencyAsia Wire Report

A woman who paid over 7,000 GBP for a nose job has been left mortified after doctors left her with different-sized nostrils – and she now compares herself to a character from the film Avatar.

Guo Juan, 28, paid 62,000 RMB (7,230 GBP) for a rhinoplasty plus double eyelid surgery at the Jaho Medical Beauty cosmetic clinic in March.

Ms Guo, who now wears a mask wherever she goes, has been locked in a dispute with the business in Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, for what is now six months.

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She said: “Look, my left nostril is bigger than my right. How am I supposed to show my face like this?”

Images show Ms Guo’s left nostril to be smaller and rounder, while her right one is thinner and longer.

She added: “They made my nose long and pointy. I look like someone from Avatar!

“I initially only wanted to have double eyelid surgery, but they suggested I do something about my big nostrils, too. They wanted to make my nose straighter and hide my nostrils.”

Ms Guo said she suspected the clinic’s doctors did not have the necessary certificates.

However, Zhou Ming – an official with the city’s Health Inspection Office – said the clinic was properly registered and had all its paperwork in order.

Zhou said his office was nonetheless investigating Ms Guo’s malpractice claim, but noted she may eventually need to go the route of arbitration to settle the case.

A Jaho Medical Beauty spokesperson told local media: “Every cosmetic clinic wants to make their clients look beautiful, but no clinic can satisfy its customers 100 percent of the time.

“Everyone’s physiological foundations are different, and so the results differ too. 

“Beauty is also very subjective. When customers are unsatisfied, we always do our best to rectify their concerns. 

“It’s not that we didn’t want to correct [her nose] – she didn’t come and let us communicate with her.”

Ms Guo did not reveal whether she was ready to take the clinic to court.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.