Desperately Want Rhinoplasty and Chin Reduction - Grand Rapids, MI

I have hated my nose and chin for as long as I can...

I have hated my nose and chin for as long as I can remember! I was in denial for the longest time that I had a big nose and chin but as I'm getting older both my nose and chin seem to be getting even more prominent! It used to be that I only hated these features in pictures, but in the last few years I've really begun to see in the mirror what the camera has been telling me all along. There was a period in my life where I felt great... I was complicated frequently and despite my less-than-tiny features I still felt pretty! Now I feel just downright ugly! I don't like meeting people or running into people I used to know because I feel as though they will say to themselves "wow, she got ugly!". I think about my ugliness constantly! Even when I wake up in the middle of the night it pops into my head! I'm a new mother to the sweetest almost 5 month old boy who is my whole world! And when he looks up at me with his adorable little face and those beautiful eyes... as much as I LOVE it when he does... I can't help but wonder if thinks I'm ugly. Horrible thing to think, I know... I hope not to be judged here, but it happens. I feel bad for my husband at times as I wish I were prettier for him. Especially knowing how pretty his ex-wife is! Ouch!! I am hard-pressed to find a doctor who is experienced with chin reductions, especially in my area! (Grand Rapids, MI area). Despite my deep insecurities I do have a good outlook on life! I love greatly and enjoy the simple things! My husband and I have lots of fun just living life... yet underneath it all I am plagued with this embarrassment and hatred of my face. I feel manly! I just want to feel more feminine and pretty and get rid of this feeling I live with! Financially it is not the right time yet, which is a little depressing, but I will find a way someday! At least for rhinoplasty... that is first priority... chin reduction comes second. I will put photos up eventually, though it will take some courage! Haha. Any chin reduction experiences out there would be great to hear! Any Dr's in the area who have experience in this area would be great to hear from as well!

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You also have a hairstyle that doesn't compliment you at all. It's amazing but a new hairstyle (or growing facial hair in men) can entirely change your face. I have a dear friend who shaved off a mustache he's had for 43 years. I walked right past him in the restaurant and it literally took me several seconds of looking at him to realize who he was. Go see a good hairstylist/image consultant and see what a different style might do for you. Don't believe me? Look at some B&A makeover pix with just hairstyle and makeup--they don't even look like the same person!
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I think my hairstyle compliments me just fine. :)
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Birthday wish...

Turning 31 today... blah! I wish for a cuter nose!
Happy birthday.
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I think you look great as you are but I get it about wanting rhinoplasty because I chose to have it done as well. I like how your nose turns up. I always thought that was a cute look. I don't see a thing in your chin that should be changed. I also love your hair. I don't think you should pay attention to people telling you to change it. This is a plastic surgery site not a cosmetology one.
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Well thank you for saying all that!! It's hard for me to see anything good about myself when I'm so focused on the bad... but I try to tell myself that it's not as bad as it is in my head. Sometimes it works and sometimes I think I'm just hideous! Haha... we are so hard on ourselves aren't we!?
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Fun with Plastic Surgery App!

Reduced nose and chin. Oh how I wish.....
well I think u look just fine ur chin is fine u are pretty if u wanna change ur nose so badly I ll say why not so u would feel better but the chin i think its fine it works well with the rest of ur features dont mess up ur natural beauty
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Wait, what's that app called?! LOL I wanna mess around w/ it!
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Plastic surgery simulator lite!
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