Mario Falcone steps out with bandages after nose job
Mario Falcone has been pictured with his nose heavily bandaged after going under the knife.
The 28-year-old reality star posted a picture of himself on his Instagram account as he cuddled with make-up artist girlfriend Becky Miesner. The Instagram post, which has been deleted, comes as pictures of the reality star emerged showing him running errands with a bandaged nose.
The former TOWIE star went under the knife to have his nose straightened after allegedly suffering years of bullying on social media about its size and shape.
He was also mocked onscreen by his TOWIE co-stars. James ‘Diags‘ Bennewith famously dubbed him “big nose” after they got into a row over Mario's then-girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh during an episode of the show in 2012.
Mario first revealed plans to undergo the procedure three months ago. At the time he wrote on Twitter: "I think I am going to get a nose job... Years of some of you bullying me etc have made me book a consultation.”
Last Wednesday (07Sep16), his surgeon, Dr Riccardo Frati, tweeted a picture of a smiling Mario dressed in a gown ahead of his operation.
"Mario_Falcone ready, excited for a new nose coming up!" wrote the surgeon.
However, the hunky star's loyal fans inundated him with tweets saying he doesn't need one.
"Don't do it. Imperfect noses on men are attractive!" one of his followers tweeted. While another wrote: "Embrace who you are otherwise the haters have won and you'll only get more stick for doing it."
Mario's nose job comes weeks after former TOWIE castmate Ferne McCann unveiled her new nose on This Morning.
The 26-year-old had the procedure last month (Aug16) after battling cruel taunts from trolls and struggling with insecurity.
"I'm not getting it done because I want to get closer to being beautiful. It's not about that," she explained to This Morning.
"It's just something that I don't like, and every day I look in the mirror, it knocks my confidence."
- Cover Media