See Lisa Kudrow Before 'Life Altering' Nose Job at 16

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There are plenty of plastic surgery disasters in Hollywood, but every now and then, there's a story of how a procedure changed someone's life for the better.

Case in point: Lisa Kudrow. The former "Friends" star, 50, recently told The Saturday Evening Post in its November/December issue that her nose job in high school was truly "life altering."

"I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous," she said. "I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn't know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change."

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Before her surgery, Kudrow admitted that it was hard making friends growing up. When she moved from sixth to seventh grade and to junior high, she was actually dropped by two friends.

"They knew some people, and I didn't," she said. "Eventually they just got tired of me being a tag-along. They said, 'For your own good, you need to see what would happen if we weren't here.' It was really brutal. Very hard."

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The next few years continued to be difficult ones for Kudrow.

"All of junior high felt upside down to me," she said. "It was not, like, the nice people who were popular; it wasn't the most entertaining people - it was the meanest people who were popular."

Well, Kudrow is doing just fine now. After 10 seasons on "Friends," she is now set to join ABC's " Scandal" as congresswoman Josephine Marcus this Thursday, and is in the movie "Neighbors" playing opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, which hits theaters in 2014.