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One Nose Job Is Enough Plastic Surgery For Alexa Ray Joel

04/28/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

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Alexa Ray Joel is turning over a new leaf. Hospitalized after taking Traumeel, a homeopathic medication, in December, Alexa Ray tells PEOPLE she’s feeling much better–inside and out. The 24-year-old singer underwent rhinoplasty earlier this month, and says she’s overjoyed by the results. “I was thinking about getting this for years,” says Joel. Her nose, she adds, “always bothered me a little bit. I was self-conscious of pictures taken from the side. To some people that’s vain, but at the end of the day, we all want to feel pretty.” But the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley says she’s done with plastic surgery. Says Joel, “Would I do anything else to my body? No. It’s not ten procedures like Heidi Montag. For me, that’s a little extreme, but to each her own.” As for the timing of the surgery–just four months after her overdose scare following a breakup–Joel says this was the right time for her. “Would it have been smart to get this procedure last year?” she asks. “No. I didn’t know who I was.” And now? “I feel really good.”–Rennie Dyball and Liza Hamm

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Cindy on

She isn’t very pretty at all! She looks too much like her dad. Her eyes are too far apart!

Annie on

Aww.. I think she’s pretty in her own way,her skin is gorgeous. She does look like her dad.

Sandra on

Hey Cindy! How many beauty contests have you won lately?

Jenny on

Sadly, this poor girl will never compare to the beauty of her mother….got too much of her father’s looks.

Heather Wolfe on

I think she looks beautiful! I can’t believe what a difference a little nose job makes… like on Ashlee Simpson too… good call girls!

DJ on

How mean!

Jill A on

I can see giving someone criticism for things they can help, but her eyes are too far apart? Come one… I think she rocks what she has, everyone is pretty in there own way!

Kate on

Wow, Cindy… let’s see a picture of you and have everyone critique your beauty, or lack thereof.

Lynne on

I think she’s gorgeous.

London MacGregor on

Are you kidding? She is gorgeous. And her beautiful spirit shines through, too.

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