Rhinoplasty Has Changed my Look
I decided to have rhinoplasty to remove a bump on...
- 8 Apr 2009
I decided to have rhinoplasty to remove a bump on my nose. I made the decision because for years the bump was making me self conscious. I felt inadequate and ugly when I saw my profile. I also suffered a lot when I was younger as I often heard people make negative comments about my nose and someone had bullied me. My confidence was so low and had been for years. As I have grown up my confidence has improved but the shape of my nose still bothered me and made me feel inadequate.
I had been considering having a nose job since I was 18 and it is only now when I am 24 that I made the decision to have the surgery. I realised that my nose had been an obstacle in my life as it had affected my self esteem massively and without self esteem life is difficult. I weighed up the pros and cons and for me the pros out weighed the cons. The main pros were that I would no longer feel self conscious, I would be able to wear my hair in different styles (I always wore my hair down to try and hide my face), my confidence would increase, I would feel comfortable having my photo taken and could stop worrying about the shape of my nose. I could also enjoy shopping more. This has not always been enjoyable for me because when I tried clothes on some of the changing rooms would have mirrors that show you from all angles and every time I saw my profile I felt bad about myself.
The main cons for me were the cost of the procedure and whether people's opinions would change about me. I didn't want people to think I was shallow for having work done or think negatively about me in any way. There is still stigma attached to cosmetic surgery and I worried what people would think of me. I also worried that something could go wrong or I would be unhappy with the result. I decided to not let other peoples opinions stand in my way as I knew rhinoplasty was best for me. I decided that the positive effect it could have on my life made it worth the cost and the risk.
Now that I have had the procedure done I am very happy with my profile and have no problem viewing myself from the side anymore. I know that my confidence will increase and I will be less self conscious once everyone has seen my new look. There is still a lot of swelling so I will hve to be patient before I can see the final result. My only concern is that my face does look quite different from the front. I was happy with how my face looked from the front before it was only the bump that was visible from the side that I didn't like. I thought that by removing the bump I would still look very similar from the front and my surgeon assured my that I would. Unfortunately I now look a lot different. My nose is wider and the tip is upturned slighty. I am hoping that this is due to swelling. Overall I am still glad that I had the surgery because I still think I look better now than I did before. Also now I don't feel that my nose will be the focus of my face. I think people will notice my other features more such as my eyes.
I am actually not sure yet if I would recommend my surgeon as I have not yet seen the final result. He was very kind and made me feel relaxed though