Ashely Tisdale on Thursday addressed “public scrutiny” she received from her 2007 rhinoplasty. Her surgery wasn’t for cosmetic reasons, but rather to correct a deviated septum that caused breathing problems. She described the backlash as “traumatic” and said it has taken “years” to process.  Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Ashely Tisdale on Thursday addressed the challenge of facing “public scrutiny” over her rhinoplasty, which she had in 2007.

In a blog post on her lifestyle website, Frenshe, Tisdale wrote that she decided to address her rhinoplasty experience more than a decade later because she was asked about it during a recent interview and was “caught off-guard.

The actress, who rose to fame with her roles in “High School Musical” franchise and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” told People magazine in 2007 that her rhinoplasty was not for cosmetic purposes, but rather to correct a deviated septum that “caused trouble breathing.” Tisdale added in the 2007 interview: “The older I got, the worse it got. I went to get it checked out, and the doctor told me the septum was 80% deviated and that I had two small fractures on my nose.”

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