Should I?

  • HIH3
  • 2 years ago

So here's my story:  all my life I've wanted a new nose.  As far back as I could remember I was always teased (even had a teacher once, in front of other students, call me "snoze").  Really became self conscious which caused me to withdraw a lot, avoid things and so on (never even went to the HS prom).  I went on and have had a pretty good career; was self employed for many years and am now semi-retired working for a non-profit organization, married (second marriage as I was so insecure the first time I never should have gotten married back then).  Interesting thing was that the more successful I became (translation - more $$$ I made) the less my "non-conformity" was outwardly noticed.  People who want something from you are funny that way.  I'm 55 years old now and don't want to wake up and look in the mirror and see a "light bulb" in the middle of my face.  I guess I'm just looking for the words of encouragement to push me in the direction I've always wanted to go in.  Not worried about family or friends reaction as I wouldn't be looking for approval, only support.  Anyway, thanks in advance for any comments - good or bad. 

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HIH3,

I hope you'll consider starting your story in RealSelf's rhinoplasty review community (Just click on Write a Review) where you can add updates and photos/video if you so desire.

Hope to see you over there soon!

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I sure will. Thanks.
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Thanks aliyaali, shabby and angiemcc for the words of encouragement. To say I'm overwhelmed by the kinds words, encouragement and caring would be an understatement. Wish I had found this site earlier; then who knows! Beginning research and I definitely will make sure the surgeon is Board certified and specializes in Rhinoplasty. It's a process I know and will take time but I definitely will be moving forward and will keep you posted. Many thanks.
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You should do it. I am 24 and just had my nose done. It's something you will never regret. But please go to someone who specializes in rhinoplasty like angiemcc said and make sure you are comfortable with your surgeon. My surgeon did not seem like he was very comfortable with doing weir excisions but he did after I insisted. Now, I wish he had turned me down instead because my nostrils are now uneven which I think is due to his lack of experience in doing weir excisions.
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Please keep us posted and good luck.
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Hi there! I am 46 (47 in july!) and after years of HATING my nose made the decision to finally have it done! I am beyond excited. I figured I am in the prime of my life and why not? I found that as I age, my nose got larger. A couple of the doctors I spoke to said a nose job actually can make you look younger so that sealed the deal for me! I say do it. Life is short! Make sure you do your research and find a great surgeon! Good luck!
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Yes, do it!!! I cannot believe a teacher called you that. Horrid and so insensitive!

My advice? Go to a board certified doctor who SPECIALIZES in rhinoplasty. It makes all the difference. It's a really intricate procedure and you need a ps who has lots and lots of experience doing this.

I had mine done several years ago and have never for one day regretted it.

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Thanks for the kind/wise words angiemcc. I'm going to sit down with my wife some time this weekend and let her know what I want to do. I've already started the initial phase of the research, getting names and such in my area (Sacramento, Ca). I'll let you know. Thanks again.
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