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Has anyone on DL had rhinoplasty?

I've been self conscious about my nose since I was a teen, face on it looks fine but in profile it just looks horrible and way to big, especially the bridge. I'm in my late 20s now and I've got the finances to go through with it and I was wondering if anyone on here had a nose job and if they have were you happy with the results? Did you feel more confident afterwards?

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 11:06 AM

I had one when I was 16. Best thing I ever did, even though I had a small complication afterwards (the anesthetic didn't agree with me).

The key is to know what you want, NOT overdo it (a good plastic surgeon will advise you on this), and be realistic about what a nose job can achieve. It won't change your life, but if you've been angsting about your nose, getting it improved will help you and therefore be worth it.

I've never looked back.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 10:05 AM

R1 I definitely don't want an extreme change to Michael Jackson levels, just the bridge shaved a bit and make it seem more proportionate to the rest of my face. Thanks for the advice.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 12:59 PM

I had a roman hook nose and had it done in my 20s. It didn't have the dramatic effect I was hopping for and I had hoped he would make it smaller(he erred on the side of caution not to give me a ski-slope nose) but yes I am glad I had it done. Most definitely go for it.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 1:19 PM

I haven't OP, wanted to myself years ago. However everyone I knew who got one was not happy at all with the results. I think that most if not all go that way. Too big a risk. I'd rather have a big nose.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 1:22 PM

It must be an awful recovery. You have to have your nose packed with cotton for a while (don't know how long, I'd ask)

I had the cotton in for just a day after sinus surgery and it was a long day!

by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 1:23 PM

I had it done as soon as I could afford it. I was 30. I found a surgeon who specialized in masculine rhinoplasty.

Best thing I ever did.

I would flinch whenever I saw myself in pictures, and that stopped.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 1:24 PM

I should say "many". I misspoke re: Most/all.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 1:24 PM

You could come out looking like kris Jenner after hella pain, time out, and exposure to unnecessary cutting, tearing, breaking and anesthetic.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 1:27 PM

Every third girl in my high school, including those whose noses were not all that large or unseemly.

I don't know any of them who are unhappy with it almost 20 years later.

Guys didn't get them, at least no one I knew. as it wasn't considered a negative to have what DLers commonly call "BDF"

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 1:29 PM

I had it done in 1989 in Boston. I had a big nose with a edge on the top which was removed making it look smaller. Until you posted this thread, I didn't even remember it.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 1:58 PM

I had a septoplasty a few years ago. The most uncomfortable part was having to deal with plastic nasal splints for a week after the surgery. I can now breathe soooooo much better. Made a huge improvement. Didn't change the look of my nose at all, though.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Tuesday at 2:43 PM

Ask David Muir.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Tuesday at 5:24 PM

I actually liked some of MJ's nose jobs and to be honest they did enhance his face.

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by Anonymousreply 13Last Tuesday at 5:47 PM

If you plan to have children you'll have some explaining to do. A girl from my neighborhood had a nose job right before she went to college. She had a huge nose. Now she has three kids all of whom have her old nose. Someday those kids are going to look at their parents and wonder why they have huge snozes but their parents don't.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Tuesday at 6:32 PM

Go to a doc who specializes in men & don’t overdo It. Also - about 30 years down the line the part of your nose that was altered will shrink / cave in a bit and look more obviously worked on - but that’s a few decades away.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Tuesday at 6:46 PM

If you're nose really bothers you, a nose job is a great procedure because it's incredibly common and has been around forever. You never want to do a newer procedure.

1) Get a doctor who specializes in male nose jobs. Or does a lot of them. Ask how many they do in a year. Don't take "a lot" as an answer. Look at photos of their recent procedures on men 2) Meet with several doctors. Like at least 3.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 7:19 PM

You have a slit for a mouth so you need that honker shrunk

by Anonymousreply 17Last Tuesday at 8:12 PM

I knew a truly vile narcissist who was born with an absolute curse of a nose. She eventually got a rhinoplasty that turned out exactly like you'd expect. It's now a little ski jump. Even the most untrained of eyes can tell it's bad work, with all the typical tells: the the low, non-existent bridge and dainty, upturned tip. Still, she's such a narcissist that she believes that because she earns ***$100K per year*** in a Midwestern town, she's some kind of celebrity for having had work done.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Tuesday at 9:09 PM

I’m almost 50 and finally making enough for the surgery . Question is, should I bother?

by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 9:30 PM

I have never had a nose job but throughout my life people have occasionally asked me if I did.

I’m not sure if this is good or bad.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Tuesday at 10:17 PM

Friend had horrible complications. He wishes he never did it. And it was really expensive.

Be careful OP.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 10:21 PM

I had mine done at 23 and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The improvement to the size and shape of your nose can bring your whole face into better balance and accentuate its positive features. Not only does your nose look more attractive, but also potentially your jawline, eyes, cheekbones, etc.

As others have advised, find a surgeon who has substantial experience with male rhinoplasties. I would also recommend choosing a facial plastic surgeon — i.e., one who does only facial procedures and preferably one who is board-certified in head and neck surgery. Stretch your budget to get the best surgeon the first time. Revision rhinoplasties are more complicated, more risky and typically more expensive.

The recovery isn’t as bad as you might think, particularly if you have a “closed” rather than “open” rhinoplasty. The key is to choose a doctor with the right experience and aesthetic sensibility. Good luck.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 10:23 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll definitely speak to a few different surgeons and have a look at their previous patients to see how they turned out, I hadn't even thought about surgeons that specialize in masculine noses. Another reason for the surgery is I have a little trouble breathing, especially when asleep, my right nostril is very close to my septum and closes up when I take a deep breath in.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Wednesday at 6:00 AM

R23 - I had deviated septum surgery at 52 - I really didn't know my one side was so bad, but a good Sleep Specialist not only got me a CPAP but also a referral to an ENT surgeon. I went from nearly always breathing through my mouth, to being able to only use my nose without thinking about it -- so those benefits are well work the week of discomfort after surgery. So go for both, the structural and cosmetic improvements will make you happier.

The doc also offers to fix the look of my nose, but that "would cost extra" - lol

by Anonymousreply 24Last Wednesday at 8:37 AM

I wish you could get a nose enlargement. Mine is too small for my face.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Wednesday at 9:17 AM

You can certainly get a nose enlargement if you want, r25; there are silicone implants for that. It's not as common as a nose reduction, of course, but I'm sure you can find a reputable plastic surgeon who would do it for you.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 9:26 AM

Yes, I did when I was 27 (AKA last year). Paid top dollar for one of the high profile surgeons in Manhattan. Great outcome. I do feel happier with myself because my face is more symmetrical and balanced.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 9:35 AM

I may have, OP, but I’m not sure.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 10:25 AM

I had one right after I graduated college in 1982. Yes, I’m an elder gay. Best decision I made. It’s not a perfect one and as I get older, I know you can tell I’ve had work done, but I don’t care. I was pretty homely before, and between the nose job, Acutane, and going to the gym, I managed to have some good years. It gave me confidence. I say you should do it.

Right after I had it done, I went to visit a friend. I asked her what she thought? She said it looks good. When did you get it cut? She was talking about my hair and didn’t even notice the nose reduction, which I thought was a good sign.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Wednesday at 11:00 AM

[quote]I knew a truly vile narcissist who was born with an absolute curse of a nose. She eventually got a rhinoplasty that turned out exactly like you'd expect. It's now a little ski jump. Even the most untrained of eyes can tell it's bad work, with all the typical tells: the the low, non-existent bridge and dainty, upturned tip. Still, she's such a narcissist that she believes that because she earns ***$100K per year*** in a Midwestern town, she's some kind of celebrity for having had work done.

Is she from Columbus, Ohio?

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 11:06 AM
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