Absolutely true that we are curious as human beings and do notice people that are at the ends of the bell shaped curve for "normal". Very tall people, very short people, people with a lot of freckles etc. I know a guy who had some pretty severe burns on his face. After "noticing" them a few times it got to where it wasn't even a thing. It's just who he is.
Heck, there is a woman with two heads (actually more like two women with one body) on TLC. I've seen the show a couple of times and have gotten over that they're different. It's fascinating to see how they walk, ride a bike, drive etc when they are essentially two people with control of half a body.
So yeah, at first people may notice you look different but you teach them how to treat you as a caring competent nurse and that's who they come to know.