Rhinoplasty: Often called “nose job”, rhinoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure usually performed to enhance the appearance or reconstruct the nose.
“YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND COME FACE TO FACE WITH REALITY.”
There it is, smack in the middle of your face. Too big, too small, hooked, bulbous, a really big bump. Crooked, tip pinched, nostrils super noticeable, the end hanging down. There are a lot of different nose types, but a lot of them definitely not pretty. I fall into that category. When I laugh or smile, my nose spreads across my face. It’s blatantly obvious. Not just to me, but to everyone. It doesn’t matter that I have beautiful eyes or my thick hair gleams…my nose is the first thing people see. And the last thing they forget.
“THE INSULTS JUST STINK.”
It’s nothing to joke about and yet noses are alwaystargets for insensitive wise cracks and one liners. Believe me, I’ve heard them all. All my life. “You must be able to smell really, really well.” “When you stop to smell the flowers, are they afraid? “ “Would Ancestry DNA turn up some elephants in your closet?” It not only hurts, there are times they’ve made me cry. Over the years I’ve come up with a fewgood comebacks…When I hear, “my, what a big nose you have,” I retort with lines like, “my, what a big mouth you have.” But does it make me feel any better? Don’t think so.
“IT HURTS TO SEE MY DAUGHTER SO UNHAPPY.”
Like any parent, my daughter is endlessly beautiful in my husband’s and my eyes. But she can’t pull herself away from the mirror and we hear here crying in her room. “You don’t understand”, she challenges us. “I look hideous.” As if being a teenager isn’t emotional enough. We want to support her, but as concerned parents we’ve been doing some research that said teens should not have a nose job until the nose has reached its adult size. This normally happens at about age 15 or 16 for girls. It usually happens a year or so later for boys. Their expectations have to be realistic, not just because they hate face-timing.
“MY MUG SHOT WOULD SCARE ANYONE.”
People think deviated septums are a joke…just an excuse to get your nose done. I played a lot of sports when I was younger and broke my nose more than once. Again, people just shake their heads and laugh. The point is, gender equality works both ways. I’m over the stigma that says it’s only for women. I admit it, I want to look more attractive. Overall, it’s not really vanity, I just want to look like a better version of myself. Who isn’t insecure about some part of their body? With me, it’s my nose.
“NO ONE KNOWS NOSES BETTER.”
I want a change, but I’ve been terrified that I’ll look worse after than before. You’d think a rhinoplasty would be easy since so many are done. But rhinoplasty is a complex and challenging operation in that the nose has to match the rest of the face. You can’t change one thing without balancing it out. A millimeter or two can make a huge difference in the result. OK, this scared me. Until I met with plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas A.Narsete, who has had years of training and experience in this type of procedure. His reputation was well known, and looking at his “before and afters”, I could see why. He was concerned with my feelings, answering my questions and putting me totally at ease. I had the surgery and couldn’t believe what a huge effect it had on my appearance. Not to mention self-esteem. Make an appointment with Dr. Narsete now to find out for yourself. The answer is right in front of your nose.