Could we be seeing a whole new Amanda Bynes very soon? Bynes reportedly underwent a cosmetic-surgery procedure on her nose last Saturday, which would be her second nose job in a week. Bynes tweeted to her two million followers just hours after the plastic surgery procedure, saying that not only was she was already looking forward to her next nose job, but that her fans would be able to watch it for themselves.
“I made it out of the surgery alive! Haha!” she tweeted. “I’ll post the video soon! I need one more procedure to thin out the bridge of my nose!”
Bynes had her first nose job last Wednesday to remove what she described as a webbing between her eyes. Referring to the condition as a birth defect, she declared herself a “hero” for living with the webbing throughout her life.
“I had to share my story with you so the media would stop using old photos of me and stop writing lies about me having odd behavior when I was just embarrassed to share the fact that I had a birth defect." she tweeted.
The troubled actress also admitted to having her breast implants taken out earlier this month, which was likely done at the same time that she had her second rhinoplasty. Bynes told Radar Online via e-mail that the implants “uncomfortable” and said that she wished to return to her normal A-cup size.
A source reportedly close to Bynes also told the site that she was becoming addicted to the “confidence” she gained from each surgical procedure. The source also said that Bynes’ previous departure from the public eye in recent years was due to being insecure about her appearance, but that she looked forward to being in front of the camera to launch her reported rap career with Waka Flocka Flame.
While many people might question the surgeon who would perform so many procedures on Bynes within a month, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, a NYC-based marriage and family therapist who focuses on addiction treatment for individuals and families, said that most surgeons would give the actress the green light to go under the knife.
"She hasn't been diagnosed with a condition that would compromise her judgment, and declaring someone incompetent is a very high standard," he said. "Outside of some sort of court declaration which says she's not capable of making these decisions, she has the right to do what she wants with her body. A physician can certainly say no to her, but I think most would say yes."
However, Hokemeyer acknowledged that the fame of a celebrity can play a major role when discussing health with a doctor. "When people treat celebrities, I've found that physicians and treaters can get seduced by the fame that person has," he said. "They treat them as fictional objects and lose sight of their humanness and well-being."
Despite the criticism, Bynes seems more than willing to become her generation’s spokeswoman for going under the knife. “Surgery is a complete miracle for me – nothing can hold you back from living your dreams! There’s a surgery for everything that’s wrong with you!” she wrote.
For now, though, her next public appearance will likely be in a courtroom. She is due in court on July 18 to address the drug charges filed against her month when she was arrested for marijuana possession, attempted evidence tampering and reckless endangerment.