Stephanie Rice. Picture: Getty Images

Stephanie Rice has opened up about why she has had two nose jobs.

The Olympic swimmer has revealed how the decision to have plastic surgery has helped her to overcome persistent medical issues and a damaged self-esteem.

Rice told Who magazine, out on Monday, that a broken nose caused by an accident in the pool when she was a teenager set off ongoing sinusitis and diminished her confidence.

"My family and friends would say it was fine but random people would comment," said Rice, 25, who has dated Perth swimmer Eamon Sullivan.

Following two surgeries, one in Brisbane in 2012 and another in Sydney in January this year, Rice is thrilled with the results and unveils her new look on the cover of Who.

"Seeing the better version of my nose made me realise how much it had been affecting me," said the three-time Olympic gold medallist, who revealed she would be open to more cosmetic procedures in the future.

"Everyone will have an opinion, and what I've learnt over the years is that you can't do things to please people. I love the result."

Stephanie Rice on the cover of Who magazine. Picture: Supplied

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