Plastic Surgery: Tavia Yeung’s Growing “Pinnochio” Nose
Since highest-earning fadan, Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) left TVB, Tavia Yeung (楊怡) successfully climbed to the top. Recently, Tavia’s series aired one after another. Rather than focusing on her acting, the audience noticed that Tavia’s nose was growing like wooden puppet, Pinnochio! With the healthy ratings of TVB’s new series, The Other Truth <真相>, Tavia’s plastic surgery rumors were once again in rife discussion. Many netizens commented that watching Tavia’s series was similar to watching the chronicles of Pinnochio!
Allegedly, due to the wide media coverage of Tavia’s “Pinnochio nose,” Tavia had to maintain the shape of her nose through annual hyaluronic acid injections. Compared to her flat nose shape when she first entered the entertainment industry in 1995, Tavia’s current nose was a lot higher and sharper.
The Changing Shape of Tavia’s Nose Over the Years
In 2001, during The Awakening Story <婚前昏後>, the bridge of Tavia’s nose was low and the tip was round and did not appear prominent. During the filming of Golden Faith <流金歲月>, her nose was wide and not long.
In 2007, along with her rising career, Tavia’s nose shape changed. The bridge of her nose heightened and the tip of her nose was slightly more prominent.
In 2010, Tavia’s nose grew mysteriously longer while filming The Mysteries of Love <談情說案> [and Yes Sir, Sorry Sir <點解阿Sir係阿Sir>. The tip of her nose was very prominent and resembled Pinnochio’s nose. However, Tavia denied plastic surgery and insisted that the results were due to make-up. In 2011, after years of modifying its shape, Tavia’s nose appeared longer and the tip grew as well.
Annual Hyaluronic Acid Injections In Nose
An inside source revealed, “Actually Tavia’s nose is not considered to be too flat. However, her nose bridge is not high and the nose tip a bit wide. Since she is afraid of pain, she will not opt for plastic surgery. Several years ago, Tavia started getting hyaluronic acid injections from a doctor. Each time, she received a minor injection, so the results were not too noticeable [by the public at first]. In recent years, she told the doctor that she wanted her nose to be more prominent. After the [recent] hyaluronic acid injections, the public commented that she had a ‘Pinnochio nose.’ The hyaluronic acid gets absorbed by the body within six months to a year. Each time Tavia stars in a prominent series or important advertisement, she will see the doctor first to avoid her nose appearing differently.”
Allegedly, Tavia will see the doctor several days prior to the onset of an important project. After the hyaluronic acid injections, there will be minor swelling in the area. Since Tavia received the injections on a regular basis to maintain her “Pinnochio nose,” there were periods of two to three months in which Tavia’s nose would have minor differences. Since the tip of Tavia’s nose sometimes appeared rounder while other times sharper, no wonder netizens also noticed the difference.
Tavia’s Doctor Revealed She Was A Frequent Customer
Accompanied by a female friend, a Sudden Weekly reporter had a one-hour consultation with Tavia’s doctor, Chow Wing Chow (周永就) in the Central district. Aside from explaining the use of hyaluronic acid injections, Dr. Chow also revealed that Tavia Yeung was a frequent customer.
After assessing the reporter’s female friend’s facial features, the following conversation took place at Dr. Chow’s clinic:
D=Dr. Chow; F= Reporter’s female friend
D= To get hyaluronic acid injections in the nose bridge and nose tip would cost $6,500 HKD per injection shot. The results would last for one year.
F= Will there be side effects?
D= No. After the injection shot, there is usually a minor redness and a little mark. However, the mark resembles a tiny mosquito bite and not noticeable. After the hyaluronic acid shots, you can go out to see other people and even go on the airplane.
F= Can you lower the price a little. I was recommended by Miss Yeung to come here.
D= Which Miss Yeung?
F= Ah Yi recommended me to come here. Since she is an actress, of course she has money!
(Dr. Chow laughed and folded his arms.) D= Ah, Tavia Yeung. Actually, the price is very fair. Tavia has not come here as frequently lately…. She really turned more beautiful lately! Aside from her, many TVB actresses are my clients!
F= After getting the hyaluronic acid shots, will the nose become stiff and hard, resembling a wooden puppet’s nose?
D= Of course not. It is enough to get one shot each year. If you are too anxious and get the shots too frequently, of course there will be problems!
Tavia Denied Altering Nose
At a recent promotional event with the 2011 Miss Hong Kong contestants, Tavia responded to allegations that she had altered her nose, “Reporters have touched my nose and examined it. I did seek the consultation of Dr. Chow many years ago to remove a birthmark. I wanted to say hi to the doctor because the birthmark near my brow bone is not completely gone yet. I have to ask him to follow up on the matter.”
Tavia said she did not mind the recent Sudden Weekly report. If she were to receive plastic surgery, there were many areas that she would need to fix. “I want to make my nose higher. If I needed to fix it, I’ll wait until I’m older. I’ll just get facials now.”
Excerpts from Sudden Weekly # 834 and Appledaily
Jayne: It’s quite obvious that Tavia did get something done to her nose to make the profile more defined and nose tip more prominent. The results seem the most obvious in Yes Sir, Sorry Sir.