Unhappy with my Nose...- England- I did it!!!

I've hated my nose for a few years now, I feel...

I've hated my nose for a few years now, I feel it's too big for my face and wish it was cuter and less bulbous.
I have my first consultation on Tuesday in London with Dr Bassim Matti.
I'm really concerned about having work done to my face in case it goes wrong, so searching for a skilled surgeon in the Uk.
Im 26 and so self conscious of my looks :(

Anyway will keep you all updated of how my first consultations goes!

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Hi, how did your consultation go? I have booked in with Dr Matti for November, I feel really comfortable with him, just counting down until I can have the surgery now!
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I'm so glad you found RealSelf and started your story here. It looks like you're well on your way to getting some good support! Here's what some doctors say about finding the right surgeon for you nose. Do you think you'll be going on other consults or have you found "the one"?

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I certainly don't want to undermine your feelings, but I would just like to tell you that you are absolutely beautiful. You have a lovely nose that is symmetrical and compliments your face. I understand that we all consider these operations for a reason and I wish you all the best in making your decision! You look fabulous for 26...by the way! It's obvious that you take good care of your skin and hair. Good luck in your research and have a very beautiful Wenesday... It's wednesday there, right? ;-)
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Consultation

Sorry for the long delay in posting an update. I went to see Dr Matti about 3 weeks ago and he told me my nose only needed tweaking, and refining a little. I felt very comfortable with him, and thought he was very honest with me. Here are some images he created.

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What could be...

These are images of how it would look. I will go back to him to tweak these even more..

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Your nose is already very nice! Don't mess with it because it can't possibly get much nicer than it is now!
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your before nose looks even better than my after nose lol
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Agh I hate to be "that" person but your nose is already near perfection! Careful pushing for that little "extra" and make sure the surgeon you choose has plenty examples or very very subtle almost unnoticeable tweaking. Good luck
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2nd consultation

I'm going to see the same surgeon on Tuesday for 2nd consultation. So nervous / excited as from this I will hopefully set a date... That's if I don't chicken out!
I think on the images he produced the after looks a little too pointy, so I'm going to discuss this with him. I want it a little less pronounced.
Will let you know how it goes :)

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I know everyone wants what they want, but your nose looks perfect how it is. You have a cute slope and I personally do not think it looks to wide for your face. I had a dorsal hump and my nostrils closed when I inhaled, that's why I did my rhinoplasty. I would question the ethics of a doctor who would willingly touch your nose. Regardless, best of luck and I hope you get what you are searching for
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Thank you for your great updates! I do like to caution people who are going into rhinoplasty to expect improvement, but not perfection. It seems like you're really hard on yourself, which is why I mention this.

It sounds like you're doing your research as far as doctors go, which is great.

Please keep keeping us posted!

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Please don't get a nose job! your nose is already perfect, to die for
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Update

I have had some lovely email from Realself readers about my nose. And I have taken on board everyone's comments. I have also had close family and friends tell me my nose is fine. But seriously I hate it.
I have uploaded some pics of it here where it just looks too big for my fairly small face.
I'm not wanting a big change to my nose. Just refining.
I saw the Dr yesterday and he said it would be 'Finesse' Rhinoplasty, which is just refinement.
I hope you all don't think I'm shallow, its just its becoming a huge issue for me. All I think about is my nose...its driving me nuts and I've become obsessed with it.
I feel like I will be much more happier with my appearance if my nose is a little smaller.

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my nose now

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Oh my god.. you're so beautiful! Seriously, you don't need surgery - I thought your before photos were the after! I know what matters is what makes you happy, but your current nose is already a nice shape and fits in well with your face... I can't believe you're taking such great risk for only a minor change. Either way, I hope it all goes well for you!
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I can understand when you say that everyone else cant see the problem with your nose, but you see it yourself as i have that problem as well. Though I think your nose is perfect now ( would love a nose like yours) If you want to change it then do! I would love to hear some more about Dr Bassim matti as I have been doing research on him!?
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This is so important for you to understand. You really do look beautiful. I wouldn't trust any surgeon who would agree to do surgery on you. Someone who is so hard on themselves will never be satisfied. You should read about body dysmorphic disorder--you may save yourself from surgery that won't help you at all. You really are beautiful.
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Too big and clumsy for my face!

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If you are going to go ahead with the surgery discuss with your surgeon (if you haven't already) whether he will be breaking the nasal bone. Since you will be having a 'finesse' rhinoplasty and you don't have a hump/will only have a minor change to bridge he probably won't need to break the nasal bone - my surgeon only lightly shaved my bridge without osteotomies as my main issue was my tip. Its worth discussing this - I had a faster healing/recovery and only had light yellow bruising under my eyes on the 3rd day.
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Hello, no he won't be breaking the bone. Was yours a finesse surgery? How did it go, are you happy with the results?
If I show you my nose you"ll not think about getting your pretty one done seriously!
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Not long now :)

I'm having my surgery 7th of Feb! Starting to get excited :)

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Hi there, have you had surgery? If so, I hope it all went well and that you're able to update us.
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I think your nose is beautiful already. Hope you get the result you are looking for.
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Hi, I am looking into getting rhinoplasty too and have heard some great reviews on him. Was there a waiting list for booking by any chance, as I would like to get it done as soon as possible considering I am entirely happy with all the research I have undertaken in choosing the best surgeon :)
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I did it!

So I had my surgery on the 7th of Feb. I had my cast off on Friday and it is so swollen and sore right now. Even thought it is swollen, it is a cuter nose I think....
I will post some pics once the swelling has decreased a little more.
I can't really Judge it properly yet, and just need to be patient as it's one 9 days since I had the operation :)

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Hi, I'm due to have rhino with BM next week (weds) and I'm very scared. My nose was damaged in an accident and needs slight correction. I have decided whilst I do this I should reduce very slightly. I'm scared I can't breath, sleeping worries me too and of course the end result as my nose doesn't look too bad. Can you comment please on how you feel about the above? Thanks I'm advance
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Oh wow ur op next week I completely understand how u feel I have mine with bm on 30th May and every day is a panic ....I have my second consultation the week after next what preparations you done and r u from London
The operation is a breeze! Honestly, looking back I don't know why I worried so much. The only discomfort was my throat felt sore and dry , afterwards.. But that's because of the tube. Matti did exactly what I asked to my nose. He is a very good surgeon. You are in safe hands :)

2 weeks post op

2 weeks post op :)

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It looks very subtle and natural. You must be very pleased :). I'm in tomorrow. Wish me luck as soooo scared xxxx
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Good luck :) but I know you will be fine :) xxx
You will be fine :) it's a piece of cake! You are in the best hands! Bruising was very minimal. Hardly any. I drank alcohol one week before which I think was abit naughty, but I'm fine :)

Bump on bridge

Love my new nose, but I do have a small bump on the bridge. Near the top. I didn't have the bone touched, only had tip rhino. The bump is hard so I doubt it's swelling? Will this go? I'm 3 weeks post op today.

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Bump

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I am due to have surgery with BM in July. I have not told my mum yet as she will tell me I am mad. Have always wanted to do this so by 40 I think it is time.
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STOP looking at it! And let it heal... Things can become an obsession! Your nose is perfect and will be even more so once healed.. Get away from the mirror go out and have fun
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After my first rhinoplasy my bump wasn't removed all the way. You may need another surgery if you want it gone completely.
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Bump getting bigger ?

One month post op, really happy with how my nose is refining, but undo think the bump is getting bigger. I never noticed I had a bump before the op.
Still love the new nose though :)

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1month post

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Thanks for posting your story. I'm 27 and have been self conscious about my nose for years. I've finally decided to have some surgery but it is very hard finding a surgeon butt Matti looks like he has done a great job. It would be great if you could share some recent pictures. Thanks.
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Please update with pictures if possible? Pretty sure he's left me with the same little bump so was wondering if it ever went away? xx
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I can't believe I've read so many posts regarding this apparently it's a very common thing from what I've been reason kmax how's ur nose healing u got any recent pix x
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