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Old 02-08-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy Rhinoplasty--scared?

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??

 
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: Rhinoplasty--scared?

Hi I'm responding a little late here. You are the only one that can decide if you really want to go through with the surgery. If you are unsure than I would recommend waiting before having the surgery. You have to remember that it is only a digital image and may not come out that way. You may be more disappointed about how you look after the surgery and have regrets doing it especially if its not that bad. Also please do extensive research on the surgeon. Is he a rhino specialists or just a plastic surgeon? The nose is one of the most difficult surgeries for a plastic surgeon to do correctly. Also, find out how it can affect your smile because it may change your look. Images are not reality only a possibility of how you may look if all goes to plan. Sorry for the downer but I wouldn't want you to regret doing it.

 
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