They were as inevitable as Billy Joel’s return to rock and roll – photos of Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray, before and after her nose job earlier this month.

After People magazine ran an interview with Joel, in which she talks about the surgery, celebrity blogs pounced. The Huffington Post, Celebrity VIP Lounge, BumpShack and TMZ (via a mobile alert), among others, posted side-by-side shots.

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Meanwhile, readers here and elsewhere are ho-humming about Alexa Ray’s admission, or offering support.

Then there are the stoics. Quips one commenter: “Nose news is good news.” [Groan.]

You just had to go there, PeterG29.

Alexa Ray Joel attends the premiere of "Last Play at Shea" during the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre. (Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival / April 25, 2010)