Thick skinned hawaiian, caucasian girl wanting rhinoplasty

Hello everyone! I'm a 16 year old girl from the...

Hello everyone! I'm a 16 year old girl from the beautiful state of Hawaii. I actually just moved here from Alaska ( I know HUGE climate change) Anywho I've been wanting to change my nose since I was 12. The constant bullying throughout middleschool really changed my outgoing personality. I became ashamed of my face and would hide behind my hair. I wouldn't talk as much and would come home crying. Whenever someone would say that I was pretty I would never believe it. Having friends who had cute, little noses and then there was me with a larger nose made me feel so out of place. When I was 15 I decided to do research on Rhinoplasty. Seeing the video diaries on YouTube scared me a lot because of how bruised their faces were. But then I read more about how it really wasn't painful at all. Seeing how happy they all were after they got the cast off made me happy for them! I don't want to feel so insecure around people anymore and cringe at candid pictures of my profile. I want to be happy and feel confident! Hopefully someday I will be able to get this procedure done. I definitely will be saving up. And when I do get it done you can bet I will be on here posting about my experience(:

What I Want To Change In My Nose

As you can see in the picture my nose is quite bulbous. I want to reduce the size of that. I also want to shave down the hump.I've doing A LOT of research on surgeons. I think I'm going to have to fly out of state to get this procedure done. There isn't anyone in my area who specializes in rhinoplasty. I'm fine with flying out of state because it is my face and I want a doctor who has had a lot of experience.

Feeling A Little Down

So I saw some pictures that my mom and dad had taken and it had my side profile in it. I got really mad and deleted them. Then I started to cry....I know it may sound silly, but my nose has been my biggest insecurity. Getting rhinoplasty is just a dream that I have. I don't know if i'll ever get it but I hope someday I will.

It's been a year!

It's almost been a year since i've been on realself! Still thinking about getting rhinoplasty! I did whole lot of research and took a bunch of notes in a note book (: I did lots of research on surgeons and there really isn't any plastic surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty where I live/: So I'm thinking that when I've saved up enough money I'll need to fly some where else to have the surgery. I've heard LOTS of good reviews about Dr. Grigoryants and I'm thinking I might go with him(:

Morph!

So I've been playing around with plastic surgery stimulator app:p As you can see my nose is quite bulbous at the tip and I would like to reduce the size of that. I couldn't quite edit it to make my nose less wide because it would look all blurry and weird so I just left it at that haha.
But here's what I would like done to my nose:
• Narrowing of the bridge and tip
• The tip of my nose to be lifted
• Projection of the tip brought in
• Shave down the hump ((no ski slope nose though))
• Alar base reduction
I have done a lot of research and that is a MUST if you are considering having a rhinoplasty. Please please PLEASE do your research. Learn what the different terms are so that you understand! When you have a consultation it will definitely help you to communicate better to the doctor what you want to have done.

Moving to Oregon soon!

Hello again RealSelfers! So something big is about to happen in my life. I'm about to graduate highschool and I've chosen to go to a make-up school in Oregon. I always loved playing with different make-up looks and doing other peoples' make-up, so when the opportunity arose that I could go live with my grandparents in Oregon and attend an amazing school there I (of course) took it! I'm very excited and I can't wait to see what the future has in store.

Now to something that's more on the topic of Rhinoplasty. I had my mind set on going to Dr. Grigoryants in Glendale, CA for a while now. But given my circumstances with not having enough money to fly there or a place to stay there's just really no way I could possibly do that. So since I am moving to Oregon I have been looking for a surgeon there. I think I've found a surgeon that I would be willing to go with. His name is Dr. Michael Kim in Portland. His office is only 15 minutes away from where my grandparents are living and I've seen a lot of great reviews on him! The only issue I have is that he's pretty new and I've only seen a handful of before and afters from him.

I have not expressed to my parents that I want a rhinoplasty. I'm not as afraid to tell my mom, but I know my dad will freak out. The only person I've told is my sister (which she is not completely on board with) That doesn't surprise me though cause she and my father are both very much alike in their opinions about things. I did get a job and I've been saving money. It's not much, but I'm hoping that maybe just maybe my parents will understand and possibly pay for the surgery. It's definitley a long shot, but hey it doesn't hurt to ask. I think...


My nose has been an issue for me eversince I was 12 years old. I know it's crazy that a 12 year old would thinking about their physical appearance at such a young age. But it's true and it was caused by a lot of verbal abuse I recieved as a child. I hate thinking back on those times, but I can't help it. It was very traumatic and I've since gone through a lot of emotional struggle. Trying to learn to love myself is hard. All I can think about when I'm out in public is what people may think about my nose. I NEVER wear my hair up in public. I use my hair to hide my face and it gives me a sense of security I guess you could say. I hate it when people compliment my eyes because I feel like if they have seen my eyes they have seen my nose and think that it's disgusting. So I try to hide my eyes with my hair or wear sunglasses. Or just avoid eye contact. I do love my eyes. It's definitely my best feature. But I feel like my nose totally takes away the attention from my eyes. I absolutley despise taking pictures. If there's a person with a camera I literally freak out because I don't want there to be a picture with me somewhere in the shot with my ugly profile in it. I just don't want to take this nose in to my adult hood and have to struggle with this insecurity. I want to become a make-up artist for heaven's sake! I don't want to be doing a girl's make-up and feel like total crap because she has the most perfect nose! I truly believe that this rhinoplasty will give me so much confidence in myself. I know that I would feel so much more free. I would no longer have to hide behind my hair or a pair of sunglasses. Well I'm going to end my long post here. If you read this far thank you so much for caring to read this emotional teenager's story. If you're in recovery happy healing! And if you're on a journey to find the right surgeon or saving up to get one I hope you will one day get that surgery because you deserve happiness. Bye for now XoXo

E-mailed Dr. Grigoryants(:

I e-mailed Dr. Grigoryants including pictures of my nose and what I would like to change. I'm so very excited to see what he has to say!
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