Lisa Kudrow has opened up about the plastic surgery she underwent on her nose at the age of 16.

The Friends actress told The Saturday Evening Post: “That was life-altering. I went from, in my mind, hideous to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school."

She added: “There were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”

The star also said that it pleases her to see young people identifying with her Friends character Phoebe Buffay. 

She said: “She was basically a ditzy girl who lived in a happier reality than everybody else, because everything was so gloomy around her. That’s what I decided. And she was fearless and unapologetic."

“Now on Twitter and Facebook I see young girls saying, ‘I identify with Phoebe because I’m different too'. That’s nice; to think that people who don’t feel they fit in perfectly well can relate to that character.”