Getting Rhinoplasty in college without anyone knowing?

  • Derek Z
  • Monrovia, CA
  • 1 year ago

So I have absolutely no problem with my nose except the bump on it. My nose might be sort of big and it's not exactly the sharpest masculine nose ever, but I am happy with it except the bump on my nose bridge. I've always thought of plastic surgery as something ridiculous that I would never do but now my views have changed because the bump is rather depressing to look at. I'm embarrassed to tell my parents that I want a nose job, especially since I'm a guy. I plan to save up money and have a nose job in college without anyone knowing. Is that possible? I especially don't want any of my friends to know because to be honest, I don't really care that much of my appearance. I'm not trying to be vain, but I think I am physically attractive enough and that my nose is the only thing holding me back. I am 18 years old and will be attending college next year. I know I'm young and that my perspective might change, but IF I still decide to get a nose job, I will be around 20-21 and hopefully, I can get this issue out of my life. I also wear glasses so nobody can see that I have a hump. Would someone be kind enough to tell me how this could be possible? Who could pick me up after the surgery? I plan to do this during summer so I will have enough time to recover. Where can I stay where nobody can see me till I am fully healed?

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I dont know if you actually did it or if you are still thinking about it but funny enough I did my nose at 20 ( a few months before turning 21) My summer of 21 was a summer full of fun and amazing things happening. I dont know if my nose job did that for me but since I didnt have to worry about my nose no more , every single thing I did during that summer was care free : ) Did people know I had a nose job? Yes, my family knew,my dad didnt like it, my mom didnt agree with it, my bros didnt care about my new or old nose and my friends ( since I have real ones) didnt saw a difference or said anything. I think getting a nose job is great but not giving 2 cents about what people might think if they know is even better and something you should work on it. After all you might end up having kids and they might end up getting your old nose and then how would you explain their bump? With all of that being said and looking back, is not that I regret getting a nose job but I regret the outcome. 2 years after my nose job my septum deviated ( because of the nose job) when the surgeon tried to fix my septum he ended up messing my nose and messing my septum even more ( my nose ended up a bit crooked and my septum didnt let me breath on one side) I then went to a nose specialist (ENT) and he fixed everything using the cartilage of one of my ears! So 3 nose surgery later I am fine with my nose but didnt expect to have to get that much surgeries. Its almost like pay for 1 and get 2 more for free lol ( not funny at that time but can laugh about it now ) With out having my family and close friends knowing I would have been lost dealing with all of this alone. But then again you could have a great outcome on the first try.It all depends, do what makes you feel comfortable and dont be afraid to embrace it! I am 30 now so you can imagine that getting 3 nose surgery from 20 to 30 is a lot in my book or anyone else book. They are guys on youtube posting about their nose job. Go take a look at their stories and good luck with everything dude!
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I actually got a nose job when I was in my 20s and I am a guy. I am now 62 years old and looking back I lost a lot of so called friends and I was kind of an outcast. But I did it because it bothered me and I felt better, this didn't change anybody's life and I didn't hurt anyone but people are very weird when it comes to plastic surgery, so the heck with them I look a lot better...go for it if that's what you want!
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I just went through rhinoplasty and my situation was very similar to yours in that I didn’t want anyone to know. As a guy it’s not something you want to discuss or talk to anyone about its just something you secretly do if you want it bad enough. I’m past my twenties but I only wish I had done it when I was your age so that I could have enjoyed it soo much more so yes I’m not going to discourage it but at the same time it’s a serious decision that you really got to commit yourself to. Hiding it is really not a big deal, I never told a sole other than my surgeon and what I did was went on “vacation” for a week and when I came back my family didn’t even notice despite the fact I have significant changes. Let’s just say that even two days after my cast was off I got some strange advances from some very attractive women and that never happened to me in my life (I usually had to do all the hard work) so yeah pretty significant changes. I did get a black eye and most people do so that you may have to lie and say you got punched or something. I also wear glasses but you can not wear them for at least a month or it can damage the healing nose. Plan on wearing a cast on your nose for at least a week and you’ll have to lay low for that time so I suggest getting a nice room and plenty of food and stuff for at least a few days, I rented a furnished apartment instead of a hotel room so I could relax but a hotel isn’t that bad. It’s usually safe to walk around after the fist few days in fact I did the next day but I wasn’t supposed to but I’m active by nature so it was hard to just lay around all day. As for the first night you can hire a nurse to stay with you the first 24 hrs after surgery most require at least someone with your for 24 hrs but after that you can stay alone, its not that big of a deal. The nurse will pick you up also so you’re good there or the other option is an after-care facility and again they will pick you up from surgery. Once the cast is off you should be able to return home and yeah it will be a little swollen but as long as you don’t mention it most people will not even notice, surprisingly people that have known you most of your life wont even notice. Basically the only person that you really need to be totally honest and open with is the surgeon and the staff make sure they know you’ll be alone and they will help set up post surgery care and assistance that you need for the first 24 hours post-op. Your biggest challenge will not but trying to hide it but finding a good surgeon you need to consult several before deciding and you really, really need to do research and find out how they rank in customer satisfaction. Most of that info can be found on sites like this one and a few others like it. Most states also have licensing records that you can check to see if a surgeon has been sued for malpractice, again do your research and don’t shop by price because the cheapest isn’t usually the best and the most expensive can be overrated so again do your own research and consulting before making a choice. Best of luck
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Will you be telling your family? You can try to stay in an aftercare facility of some sort, but that would get expensive. Realistically, you'll probably need to tell at least one trusted person who can drive you home after surgery and help you for a couple of days.

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No, I do not plan to tell my family
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Please go ahead and tell them, Rhinoplasty is not 100% safe procedure.. There might be complications during surgery also surgeons are not free of mistakes. Can you imagine if nose job went bad and the surgeon is not good enough or you are not lucky. keep in mind the most difficult cosmetic surgery is nose job.
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keep in mind swelling will last about one year on your face!!!!. If a hump is removed then there will be defect in the structures of the nose . So think about it very well and take your time. 5-10% of those who go for primary nose job will go for revision nose job. Also you need to consult a psych as it might be BDD or OCD about you nose which very common disorder. I am talking about my personal experience with the craps of cosmetic surgeries which ruined my life. I don't want to discourage you but just be careful . please see wikipedia for BDD( Body Dysmorphic Disorder) especially in men as we fell it is shame i had 2 nose jobs without my family know anything but it went bad .
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