How to know if you're psychologically prepared to get a rhinoplasty?
By curious10 on 28 Mar 2012
Hi everyone. I was curious, how do you know if you are psychologically ready to get a rhinoplasty? I am woman in my early 20s and I have hated my nose ever since I was 10. I dislike/hate looking into mirrors and taking pictures, because I feel like my nose takes up my whole face (especially when I smile). I am from a culture where strong, prominent bridges and small noses are thought to be beautiful; instead, I have a bulbous tip, a low bridge, and large nostrils. It may sound trivial, but I do get depressed looking into the mirrors and pictures sometimes - I always think "man, if I had a smaller nose, I'd be actually kinda pretty." I feel that if I get a rhinoplasty, I wouldn't want it to look awfully sculpted - I would just want a reduction in my nostrils, to balance my face out. I wouldn't feel so insecure about smiling, where my nose flattens a lot. I have a consultation next week with a doctor - if anyone has recommendations for rhinoplasty surgeons in NYC, please let me know. Has anyone had an experience similar to mine? How do you know when you're "ready"? Any advice?