Hi all, this is my first time posting to this site, so sorry if I do anything wrong! I just had a consultation for a rhinoplasty today. The doctor showed me what my nose would likely resemble after the procedure using digital imaging. The result looked natural and I still looked just like me--yay!
Problem is, I don't know if I actually have the guts to go through with this procedure. It's stressing me out
I've wanted a nose job for years now, though my nose isn't all that bad, I guess. It needs a little refining is all. However, I tend to obsess over it, and every time I look in the mirror, I wish that it looked different. I think part of this is due to my experiences in middle school... when my nose ballooned up before the rest of my face had a chance to catch up with it and it looked huge in comparison. Now I guess I grew into it, but it still bugs me. Like a lot. Like I'm kind of ashamed to admit how much.
I kept referencing to the size of my nose when I was talking to the doctor, and he seemed surprised. He said that I was really hard on myself and that my nose wasn't all that bad. He kind of made it seem like, while I would benefit from the surgery, a lot of this is just in my head and I perceive myself as worse than I really am. So now I'm REALLY freaked out. I don't exactly have a lot of funds, and the procedure is $8,000... It's not impossible for me to pay it, but I feel like, as a 19 year old college student, that money could be better spent on my education or something.
So, should I really spend all that money on something that, while super detrimental to my psyche, in reality probably isn't even a problem? And of course, I feel guilty that if I were to get a nose job, I'd be lying to everyone I met... I'd have to explain it to my parents... who would not approve... But I WANT it. Has anyone had a similar situation? Can anyone give me advice?? Should I do this, or no? Is it worth it once you go through with it??