Post # 1
I have hated my nose for as long as I can remember. It’s so wide! When I smile, it’s even worse. I hate front facing pictures…actually I hate most pictures of me. I downloaded a plastic surgery simulator and I can’t believe how much better I’d look with a subtle nose job. The wedding is next October so if I’m going to do it, I need to do it soon so I have time to recover. However:
– In a month, I am starting a 5 month certification program that requires 100% attendance
– I am quitting my job for this program and will be living off my savings during this 5 month period so I can’t really afford it
I don’t want to look at my wedding pictures and hate them just because of how my nose looks. On the other hand, the rhinoplasty could look bad and I could hate the pictures because of that too. Any advice?
Post # 3
It seems like now is the absolute worst time to consider it! You can’t take time off from work…will you even have insurance? I assume plastic surgery isn’t covered, but you might have other problems along the way that would be.
Post # 4
@newcitylights: I am not for or against plastic surgery. I respect people who do it, and I respect people who don’t. Having said that, I’m not an advocate of people who make themselves look like an alien (Joan Rivers), but I don’t see a problem with getting some work done, especially if it has been a constant source of angst for your whole life.
Having said that, it doesn’t sound like you can swing it financially unless you did a payment plan (and possibly got a part time job). It really depends how important it is to you. I fully intend to get breast lift after we have kids. I have large breasts and I don’t want to be kicking them when I walk.
I’m sure you are beautiful as you are, and many people will probably tell you to just accept that. I, for one, feel that there is nothing wrong with a little enhancement. Of course, surgery isn’t a cure for self-esteem challenges, so you need to make sure there are no deeper issues. Sometimes it is just the nose (rather than your whole being)!
Post # 5
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Post # 6
@newcitylights: We are all our own worst critics so I understand why to you that your nose looks bad. To me, you are a beautiful girl and there is nothing wrong with your nose! You are gorgeous and I personally do not think you need a nose job, but to each her own. However, if you can’t afford it, I would advise waiting until you can.
Post # 8
@newcitylights: Oh my God. I expected an elephant nose from your description. You’re f*****g beautiful – don’t change your face. You have a strong nose, but if someone was like “You know, the girl with the big nose”, I would never have looked over and thought they were talking about you. It fits your face, and to be honest, some strength in features adds character and definition to your overall appearance.
If this is something you really want, do it, but don’t rush in because of “wedding photos”. Remember, a good make up artist does unbelievable wonders with contouring to make things appear smaller or softer. I’d go that route until you’re ready and sure.
But again, you’re too effing pretty. Don’t mess with that face.
Post # 9
I think you are beautiful!!! No need for the nose job.
Post # 10
@PuckBunny: I didn’t think of the contouring. Maybe that would be a better option for now. And thank you for the compliment.
Btw, who’s your team? I am a fellow hockey lover. 🙂
Post # 11
I had rhinoplasty in 08. You would need a week to recover at home, 3-4 weeks for the bruising to be completely gone, and about a year for all swelling to go away. I used Care Credit to finance mine at 0% for 18 months. Please message me if you have any questions.
Post # 12
@newcitylights: I think you are gorgeous! I have also always hated my nose…I understand what you are going through.
Post # 13
I think you’re gorgeous and definitely don’t need one but if it will make you happy, then go for it!
Maybe you can get a part time job to pay for it? If not, then if you can’t afford it you will have to wait.
I definitely wouldn’t do it just for the wedding if that’s your main concern. I’d be scared if something went wrong. I’d go see a MUA and see what kind of contouring they can do for you.
Post # 14
@newcitylights: You are beautiful and your nose looks perfect on your face. Its straight, strong, and well proportioned. You do do not need to change your nose!
One thing to keep in mind… Based on those I’ve known who had nose jobs, it takes a loooong time for the swelling to go all the way down. We’re talking up to a year! This is way to close to your wedding date to risk it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
Wow! I would kill for your nose.
Post # 16
@MrsWishyWashy: My wedding is next October, as in 2014. So I have more than a year.