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Please give honest feedback--Do I need plastic surgery???

  • Cassie.wassie
  • 2 years ago

I'm 15 and I've been extremely self conscious and insecure about my facial profile for years. When I was younger I didn't know about it, until one day my art teacher assigned us a profile portrait project where he drew the shadow of the side of my face and I needed to fill it in with stuff. This was in 7th grade. I'm a sophomore now, and this insecurity has been controlling my life. I can't go 20 minutes without thinking about it, and I constantly try to be viewed from the side least as possible by people at school and whatnot. I've had moments where I think "what is beauty, anyway?" and why is it important, etc. Sometimes I feel like my profile is different but beautiful in it's own way. But that happens very rarely and I don't want to be so insecure all the time anymore. So PLEASE.... just be frank with me. Is it a big problem or am I imagining things??? My boyfriend insists that I'm beautiful from EVERY angle, but I can't believe it. I'm not too insecure about my face from the front, and I don't think my profile affects my front view too much... But I worry that it's the main thing people notice when they look at me, and how they see me all the time. I've been told by multiple people that I look exactly like Barbra Streisand, which also concerns me, since they must be talking about the side seeing as I look nothing like her from the front. (except the eyes maybe) I have a horrible overbite, which I'm getting fixed through braces currently... I've had them for about a year, but I'm getting them off in like January. Will that make it better??? My forehead is also slanted though, and I don't think there's enough of an angle between my forehead and my nose. And my chin is very small and "in". People also say I look exactly like this girl at my school who's got the Barbra profile, except with the crooked nose (unlike me) and it's to the EXTREME. it worries me a lot.... So please be honest!! I won't be hurt. Is it ugly? Would you reccomend surgery? Will the braces fix it (should I wait)? What kind of surgery would fix my problem? Is this a common problem? DO I have barbra's profile? A friend of mine to whom I confided my insecurities in told me it could naturally change as I age. Is THIS true?? Please, please answer truthfully!! Thank you so much!!!

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Nothing like Barbara at all! U have a good nose and chin. I have a slanted forehead too but not as much slant. If you are worried about it, get bangs and curl them like Zoe Deschanel or wear cute hats
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Your nose is good. If I had that nose, I won't bother with surgery. It dead straight and awesome.
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many of us on this site had surgery to get a nice nose like yours!!!!
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Judging by that picture, no surgery needed.
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You have a beautiful profile, don't change a thing. You've been blessed!!
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I don't think you need it at all! Your nose is beautiful and suits your face soooo much!
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Thanks. :)
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You have a wonderful, well-balanced profile. If I was you I wouldn't even consider rhinoplasty.
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Thank you!
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NO WAY GIRL!!! You're freakin gorgeous. Please,, I WISH I had your profile :( I have a barbra nose I always thought too!!! Yours is cute and straight :)
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Thanks!! I'm sure your nose is beautiful, don't worry about a thing:)
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I feel like I just read something I would write! I'm a junior in high school and I used to always get fun of for my nose (obviously an Italian feature) it got so bad to where I would cry almost every night. I don't get bullied anymore but sometimes I think back to how it felt. My mom has promised to pay for a nose job when I graduate! You are absolutely gorgeous and don't need a nose job! Think of your ethnicity and that's probably where you get your looks from! Just think how your nose connects you with your ancestry! If your self esteem is really so low to where you think about it all the time , then so what's best for you and decide to get a nose job or not! I can't get past my nose. I constantly think Ill be prettier once I get it fixed so that's what I've chosen to do! So make sure no matter what you do what makes you happy! It really doesn't matter what anyone thinks if you don't feel confident! I hope I helped (:
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You did help a lot, thank you! It's really hard to not obsess over... any photo or video of myself in any other angle that the front I cringe at. I'm a junior as well, I'm almost 17, and I've had my braces off for almost a year now... I have less of an overbite now, but it has hardly changed my profile at all. I'm actually an eighth Italian, but I don't think I picked up any Italian genes... I'm super pale, with dark blond-ish hair and blue-grey eyes, so not very "Italian-like" I guess. It also sucks because everyone else in my family is super pretty/attractive, and my sisters have always called me the oddball. A problem, though, is that I have a huge fear of surgery... thinking of going into any kind of surgery almost throws me into a panic attack, even if the benefits that come after are super significant. So I'm kinda stuck. :/ Thank you so much for the feedback, though!
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I'm the same way!! Anytime someone tries to take a picture of me from the side I scrunch my nose so no one will see that angle! If you really really want to have something done I'm sure you'll find a way over your fear (: I saw an episode of the Doctors where a girl got a nose job because her sisters always made fun of her! Oh and about your nose changing, I have heard that noses can change until early 20s sometimes! Make sure if you go through with surgery though you do extensive research on the surgeons you're looking at! It's so strange , I had braces too! (: best of luck!
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I will, and thank you so much! :)
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I see you have already had a lot of comments but just want to put my two cents in too....I think you are beautiful the way you are. Great nose! And NO you do not have Streisand's nose! lol People are so stupid sometimes! haha
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Thanks! I hope you're right!
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You have a gorgeous nosetip and nose. Your profile is absolutely beautiful!!!
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Thank you :)
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Thank you! Yes that is very true.
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No, you don't need surgery! Your profile is lovely and you have a nice nose tip. Every surgery has its risks, not just health risks, but also the risk that you may not end up with what you want. A surgeon on this site said, 'the betteris the enemy of the good', and I say, how true.
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Thanks...:)
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no u dont need it ;)
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Thanks! :) Yeah I think I definitely will wait at least.
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I don't think you need it. I think you're beautiful and have gorgeous eyes too.

You're so young that you should wait a few years at least and evaluate how you feel then.
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