Please give honest feedback--Do I need plastic surgery???
By Cassie.wassie on 24 Dec 2011
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!!!