Turia Pitt has revealed she has undergone surgery to reconstruct her nose.
Sharing the news with her 789,000 followers on Instagram, Turia - with her trademark humour - said ‘the gore factor is high’
‘Just a little shout out for my nose,’ Turia, who is mum to four-month-old Hakavai, wrote.
‘I’m currently recovering from a surgery where doctors reconstructed this bad boy.
‘I won’t go into too much detail, because the gore factor is high, but basically the doctors took cartilage from my ear and used it to re-shape my nose. Amazing, huh?!
‘I choose to keep having surgeries like this because I believe life is all about continual improvement.
‘And, whatever you do in life, you can’t improve without doing the work. For me “doing the work” means accepting that I’m going to be in a bit of pain, recognising that I’m not going to be able to do the things I enjoy for a while (running/surfing/being active), taking time off from work and other projects, and trusting the process.
‘But putting in the work always pays off,’ the inspirational burns survivor added.
‘I can breathe through my nostrils for the first time in 5 years and I’m loving hanging with the best antidote in the world.
‘I’m jotting down some thoughts about how to keep putting in the work, even if you don’t know how it will turn out.
Turia concluded by revealing all the details would be in her weekly newsletter which is out on Thursday.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.