- 3 weeks ago
- Wedding: March 2021
I’m new to these boards so I’m sorry if this topic isn’t okay, but”The Lounge” seemed like the most appropriate forum. I wanted to see if anyone on these boards has had a rhinoplasty or really any other kind of facial surgery they could give tips on.
I am a confident person. But for as long as I can remember I’ve hated my nose. It’s too big for my face and has a slight hump to it (I’m ethnically Jewish). Although people have told me I’m attractive, I’ve still gotten teased for it in the past. It’s constantly on my mind- I never let people take pictures of me from the side. When I go on a date, I am always worried it will be the reason the guy isn’t attracted to me. I will look in the mirror after putting on makeup and think I look good, and then catch myself in the mirror from the side and feel bad about my looks. It’s the one and only thing I’ve ever wanted to change about myself because I do like myself and have no other body/face issues besides that.
I didn’t do it when I was younger because it’s expensive and pre-covid required you to take 10 days off work. Now that we are all working from home, I thought this would be a great time to finally do it. I am in my early 30s and finally make enough money where it wouldn’t be too much of a financial issue, and I am working from home until end of the summer. Worst part would be awkardly telling my boss I can’t turn on the Zoom camera (he knows I’m getting surgery and taking off a few days for it, but doesn’t know what it’s for because.. none of his business LOL). All I want to do to my nose and smooth out the hump. I don’t want to make it tiny or anything crazy – I’m not a 22 year old IG influencer.. I don’t want to be perfect, I want to be me, just slightly more refined.
I’ve done a lot of research and found a great plastic surgeon. He has great reviews, his office is very nice and staff is amazing, and the 2D simulation pictures were exactly what I’ve wanted. I started crying when he showed me because it’s exactly what I’ve always wanted and wish I had the means to do it 10 years ago.
My biggest concern right now is the recovery. I have only had surgery 2 other times. Once was for appendicitis and I was sick from anesthesia for about 24 hours (not fun), and the other was when I froze my eggs (but I don’t think that counts as general surgery).
For anyone that’s had it/have someone close to them that’s had it – what are your best tips for a fast recovery? Anything I should know? is it as scary as I think it is going to be? My mom is staying with me for a few days to help me out – anything she would need to know?
Are you happy you did it? How has it improved your life?
Are you worried about what people will think, or did they even really notice? I’ve read people say that others didn’t even notice, just told them they looked great and couldn’t put their finger on what was different.
One other question – I just got the pre-op instructions and it said no alcohol for 2 weeks prior to surgery. I didn’t realize that! My best friend’s wedding is 12 days prior – do you think it would be okay to have 1-2 drinks at the wedding? I am not sure if that’s just a general recommendation to cover all their bases, or it really needs to be absolutely ZERO alcohol for 14 days. If it really is absolutely no alcohcol for 14 days, of course I will do that, but not sure if there’s any leeway. Your best friend only gets married once! (Hopefully… LOL)
Again, I’m sorry if this topic is inappropriate – please feel free to delete if so!