(Closed) Nose Job…

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had my nose done because I’ve always hated it. It was such a good decision for me. I hated my nose and promised myself that when I got married, I would have a new one. I’ve had my new nose for around 4 years now and I couldn’t be happier. 

Post # 5
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1357 posts
Bumble bee

A good friend of mine got a nose job last summer, and when I saw her in September it was healed and all. I honestly don’t think it suits her face and I think she looked better before, even though her nose in itself looks nicer (obviously I’ll never tell her that). But she really likes it, so whatever. She did it in a developing country, so it was pretty cheap (I think like $2000). Apparently in North American it would have cost twice that.

 

You could consider experimenting with makeup. I got my makeup done once and the way the MUA used shadowing effects made my nose look much smaller.

 

Post # 6
Member
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPhilly:  I had it done when I was 20 I believe. It cost $6500, but I had help from my parents to pay for it. 

Post # 7
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think nose jobs can go two ways – good, and very, very bad. I guess I would not be willing to make that gamble on something attached to my face permanently….especially right before my wedding, and double especially when more important financial matters (school, starting a new married life, saving for a home, etc etc) are on the immediate horizon.

Post # 8
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8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsPhilly:  I think you should definitely go for it! I had my boobs reduced and it was a great decision. If you can’t grow to love a feature, no harm in changing it. Not like you’ll become a plastic surgery addict or something!

Shop around for plastic surgeons… make sure you do your research. I wouldn’t rush to do it before the wedding if you don’t think it’s possible. A wedding is important, but it is only one day.. so only get the surgery if you can do it comfortably and responsibly. Your new nose will be on your face for the rest of your life.

Post # 9
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11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would love to have one done because I had my nose broken as a kid, so it’s crooked/bumped and I have a deviated septum. Unfortunately, I can’t really afford it. :

Post # 10
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2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i have kind of love/hate relationship with my nose. sometimes it doesn’t bother me, but at certain angles it looks huge! i often wish i could have been born with a different nose, but i don’t think i’d ever get a nose job because i’m afraid that i wouldn’t look like me anymore. i always think of jennifer gray (the actress)- she looks like a completely different person since she had her nose job and i don’t want to feel like i’m staring at a stranger when i look in the mirror. so my nose is staying put and i just roll with it.

Post # 11
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3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I got my nose done about a year before my wedding. I used to have a large bump on the bridge of my nose and once we got engaged I felt motivated to finally look into the procedure I’ve wanted since I was a child. I am so happy that I went through with it! I think my nose is SO cute now and I still look like myself, which was very important to me and to my husband. The recovery wasn’t bad at all for me and I wasn’t in any pain, mostly just discomfort. I had a deviated septum and my health insurance paid for most of my procedure and I only paid for the cosmetic portion. Total cost was over $10,000 and I paid about $3,500 out of pocket. 

Post # 12
Member
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I used to want to get my nose fixed – it has a bump in the middle. But over the years I’ve gotten to like it. I think it’s risky to start changing your face when you can’t be sure you’ll like the results, or that the doctor won’t do something horribly wrong.

Post # 13
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3215 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve had one and it was the best decision i’ve ever made. I’m not particularly into beauty regiments or anything like that, and I think it came to shock my friends that I was even thinking about it. I researched it for about a year, went to a lot of consultations (plan to pay $100-250 per consult), and went for it once I found the right doctor. 

 

I’m now 6 months post-op and my life has dramatically changed. I don’t ever think about my nose. That’s an odd feeling to describe to people who have never had a problem with their nose, but the relief of knowing your nose looks “average” or “normal” is just fantastic. Pictures? Meeting new people? Giving a presentation? I now have no anxiety about what people are thinking about my appearance.

 

If you do decide to get a rhinoplasty, you should be aware that it may take a long time to heal. At 6 months out, I see my doctor every 4-6 weeks for steroid shots. I use a nasal decongestant spray (also steroid based). Also, some days I wake up and my nose is super small (and adorable!), while other days the tip feels swollen and enormous. My doctor says that for me, it’ll take about 1.5 years to see final results, whereas other people may be totally fine after 3-4 months. You won’t know until after surgery, so you need to plan for it and be prepared to not like yourself for a while until your nose settles.

 

Finally, go to the best doctor FOR YOU. I could have had a cheaper surgeon, or one that cost double the price. I made sure to have enough money that finances would not affect my decision whatsoever. I went with the doctor I felt most confident and comfortable with, and the one who best understand and was honest about results he could achieve. He did an amazing job, and although he charged more than the average in my area and has a long waiting list, I made sure I could afford it and had a flexible timeline.

 

Let me know if you have any questions. I’m in Ontario, and had consults with the top four doctors that specialize in rhinoplasty.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I broke my nose when I was around 4, it not only deviated my septum completely (aka can not breathe) but it also gave me a twisted bump on my nose. I got a Rhinoplasty when I was 14, which is the youngest they are done because my dentist (yes my dentist) recommended it. I was getting my braces off and he said sleeping with my mouth open due to the deviated septum was interfering with them. We went to a plastic surgeon. He made my nose pretty and adorable and honestly from the front I could barely tell the difference. 6 years later I had developed nasal polyps and hypertrophied nasal cornets. I went to an ear, nose and throat doctor, becasue I was having the same troubles as before. He told me that even though plastic surgeons are concerned with the aesthetics of the nose, a lot of times the functionality of it is compromised because they try too hard to make it this button upturned nose. I had to have a second surgery, this time with an ENT. He also made it prettier (narrower and more profiled I guess, took out some of the curve the plastic surgeon had put into it. I now breathe 100% better, my migraines are almost completely gone, and there shouldnt be any problem with it for the future. 

So my advice is go to an ENT, they can give you a Rhinoplasty and make it pretty but keep the functionality of it intact.

Post # 16
Member
3215 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@MrsPhilly:  I totally understand your struggle! I read about a lot of nose jobs gone bad, but the common theme is that they:

–  went to a surgeon who wasn’t an otolaryngologist or ENT

– went to a surgeon who doesn’t almost exclusively do rhinoplasty

– had unrealistic expectations

– weren’t flexible with time (including the possibility of a revision in 12-18 months!)

– had a doctor who didn’t listen to their concerns 

– let their budget play big a factor

– weren’t a good candidate for rhinoplasty in the first place, either mentally or physically

 

A combination of any of the above is possibly disastrous. Your nose is in the middle of your face, is integral to functioning normally, and continues to grow and change as you get older. I saved $15,000 before my surgery because I knew that in Toronto, that was the high end of what it would cost. I also wanted to make sure I could afford to fly to NY or NJ if I found a doctor there who seemed fabulous. As soon as I met my doctor, I cancelled all other consults and immediately booked my surgery. We had a good connection, he tempered my expectations, and I followed my gut knowing that I could trust him. It turned out better than I could have even imagined!  But like I said, I did my research and didn’t decide to get the surgery until I met the right doctor FOR ME. I also knew that there was the risk of revision, though my doctor has a miniscule percentage of patients who need that. Fortunately, I won’t need a revision, but like I said, my progress with swelling is much slower than his other patients. You won’t know how your body reacts until you’ve had the surgery.

 

I will say that I moved and met a TON of new people 6 weeks after my surgery and none of them have any idea I had this done. At 6-8 weeks, I thought I looked normal, but now as my swelling goes down month by month, I realize I had a long way to go. If I had my wedding pictures done at 8-12 weeks, I’d probably be unhappy with them in hindsight because I looked good then, but I look MUCH better now.

 

If you’re on a timeline (surgery, then wedding), or have budget constraints, this may not be the best time for you. If you can pursue it with an open and critical mind, and a full understanding of the risks involved, then I really highly recommend it. 

 

I can PM you my doctor’s name and some resources I used.

 

 

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