03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

"High School Musical" Star Gets Nose Job: "I Had A Deviated Septum"

High School Musical starlet Ashley Tisdale had rhinoplasty procedure last Friday, she told People magazine. The surgery, she insists, was not cosmetic.

"Growing up I always knew I had a deviated septum on the right side of my nose, which caused trouble breathing," Tisdale told the magazine. After a more detailed explanation of her septum woes, Tisdale added, ""I didn't do this because I believe in plastic surgery. I did this to help my health. I literally almost could not breathe out of the right side of my nose."

No word if the surgery will help her singing. She was clearly lip synching on NBC last week.

Here are pictures of Tisdale in New York last week and earlier, before she had her septum repaired.