So I've decided to go ahead and get rhinoplasty surgery on my nose. I've thought about it a lot for the past 2 years and had my first consultation with a PS in the DC area. At that time I was not in a position to even think about having surgery, mainly for financial reasons.
I am 25 now and as I get older I see that my nose fits my face less and less. It didn't quite bother me as much when I was younger. I discussed the issue before with my parents but I never really pushed the issue with them, I was busy enjoying my time in HS and college and not worried about my nose. In general I am happy with my appearance. I am an attractive girl and have a lot going for me (career/education wise), but being self conscious about my nose has gotten to the point where I dislike looking in three way mirrors or certain pictures because of my profile.
This isn't even due to "societal" influences or celebrity pictures, but my own personal ideas of facial aesthetics. During my consultation I am also going to bring up the idea of a chin liposuction, since you can see from my profile that I have some jowls and may as well improve my entire profile since I am already undergoing a surgical operation.
I've gone ahead and applied for various forms of cosmetic credit as I cannot afford to pay for the surgery in full but have a stable income and can definitely afford the monthly payments. Unfortunately, I told a few female friends about it and they were not very supportive in the matter, thinking it was overly superficial, etc. While I understand their side of the matter, it's not necessarily just a "vanity" thing for me but also to help me be more self confident and bolster my next step in my career.
The reason I decided to get the surgery now is that I am in optimal health (minus a slight heart murmur), am applying for new jobs within my career (looking for a promotion, essentially), can afford to pay for it and made the decision on my own as an adult. I also have a good chunk of vacation time in April that would be ideal to heal over. Additionally, since I think elective surgery is not a joke nor was it an easy decision to make (due to anesthesia, surgery of the face, etc) I am thankful of being in DC and having access to the areas top surgeons. Here's to hoping it works out - I'm going to keep updating here and I figure out more information/set the date!