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mumofjust1 Fri 08-Jun-12 19:09:49

Sorry if this is in the wrong place!

I'm considering a nose job. Obviously will have to fund it myself as there's not really a medical reason to have it done.

When - was 5 I fell at school and did a good job of breaking my nose. Ever since its lopsided, seems too big for my face, one nostril is smaller than the other due to the angle it reset at. Didn't have it corrected at the time as dr said I was too young.

I've always hated it and was teased because of it.

So, I'm wondering if anyone here has had it done, what was it like, were you pleased with the results etc.

Any advice about finding a surgeon - West London - much appreciated smile

SunshineOutdoors Fri 08-Jun-12 20:19:54

Watching this thread... I've always been tempted by a nose job. Would also love to hear from someone who has had one.

mumofjust1 Fri 08-Jun-12 20:22:48

Hi Sunshine smile

Hopefully someone with experience will come along soon!

supernannyisace Fri 08-Jun-12 20:22:53

Watching too.

saw a teenager get hers done on Real housewives of OC - I didn't like the bit with a mallet!!!

mumofjust1 Fri 08-Jun-12 20:25:15

Hi super!

Never seen it done - I'm sure it would put me off! Have been googling before and after pics - some are really good smile

SunshineOutdoors Fri 08-Jun-12 20:27:17

Hopefully someone will be along who has actually had one, rather than us who are curious. I also think I want a breast enlargement too - although I don't want to look fake (!) I had tiny breasts before dd that I could live with, but looking at them after bf I want to cry! (sorry to go off topic). A lovely cute little nose would be perfect!

hermioneweasley Fri 08-Jun-12 20:28:28


Mustgettogym Fri 08-Jun-12 21:06:11

My best friend had one at university. She should have had a boob job. Made no difference to her nose total waste of money (vain)

But if it will make a difference - go for it

But really really research the doctor and clinic

mumofjust1 Fri 08-Jun-12 21:41:05

Thanks must smile

I really think it should have been done when I was 16 but dr wouldn't refer me as it wasn't affecting my health. My nose goes to my left and its harder to breathe through my right nostril if I block my left.

I think it would make a noticeable difference, and I'd feel much happier and wouldn't hide from the camera as much.

I'd like to have a boob job too - just an uplift as I'm a HH cup.

Rebelwithoutclaws Fri 08-Jun-12 22:43:11

I had one done about 12 years ago now. Was absolutely the best thing I've ever spent my money on and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

My nose had a massive bump on it and was pointy on the end, looked bloody awful everyone assumed I'd had an accident it was that bad!!

It looks perfectly normal to me now and most importantly suits my face so much so my best friend didn't notice I'd had it done!

My gp referred me to a surgeon he knew so it would be a good idea to see yours first. Pain wise it only hurt if I knocked it for two weeks then just a little tender for a while after that.

I think I might have beenlucky with my experience of it, but I really hated it that much anything he did would have been an improvement to me.
If you really dislike yours I'd say go for it smile

EldonAve Sat 09-Jun-12 09:38:19

If you can't breathe through both nostrils you can probably get it done on the NHS

Willowisp Sat 09-Jun-12 15:33:50

If you get it done on the NHS it's unlikely to be a good job.

Check your local Bupa hospitals & also the BAAPs website. I think they offer free consultations. Would be worth going in with photos of where you think you can go with your nose - obviously surgeons work with what they have, but helps you establish what you won't end up with..iykwim .

Tressy Sat 09-Jun-12 15:47:33

I had my nose done about 10 years ago. My doctor had to refer me to a surgeon at a nuffield hospital. The consultation cost £100 and I booked in then and there. I hated my nose so much that once I had the money I didn't hesitate.

You will need 2 weeks off work as it has to be in a split for nearly a week and the bruising takes a while to clear. You might want to stay hidden away until the splint comes off. It doesn't hurt at all. I wished I had had it done much earlier in life and am pleased with the result. I look much better in profile, although from the front view my old nose didn't look too bad now that I look back on photo's. It look much smaller from a frontal view, which is great.

MrsMcEnroe Sat 09-Jun-12 15:57:20

I had mine done 17 years ago and it changed my life a million times for the better. My old nose looked as though it had been stuck on my face as a joke; i was teased constantly through school and university and the final straw was when a bunch of absolutely plastered Tenants Supermen yelled at me and called my Big Nose. (My nose was so mahoosive that they noticed it even in their drunken haze).

I had my nose job done at the private wing of Guy's hospital in London if that's any help to you OP?

My surgeon said that my nose was the biggest he'd ever seen!!!!! He said that, usually, they have to ask you why you want to have the operation but in my case there was no need to ask. He also said that he was supposed to refer me for pre-op counselling but, again, there was no need.

Apparently i would have had a good case for getting it done on the NHS due to emotional trauma caused by having such a huge conk!! But I got a graduate loan and paid for it myself (this was in the 90s) and paid it back pretty quickly.

As for the bashing the nose with a mallet thing - don't worry about it, you'll be unconscious when it happens and you will be given painkillers when you wake up smile

hattymattie Sat 09-Jun-12 17:02:29

I can't recommend as I did this 15 years ago but I have never regretted it. I used to feel everybody was staring at my nose. It gave me so much more self confidence. So good luck.

EldonAve Sat 09-Jun-12 19:06:25

I don't see why it wouldn't be a good job on the NHS
Lots of ENT/Cosmetic surgeons do both private & NHS work

CointreauVersial Mon 11-Jun-12 00:27:15

I had an NHS nose job about 20 years ago - but they were trying to reduce the waiting list, so it was actually done in a private hospital. I did have to wait three years, though. No reason whatsoever why an NHS op would be worse than a private one.

No medical reason - I just had a big, blobby nose (sounds like yours, Mrs M) that was making me miserable, and my GP was happy to refer me. Don't know if that would happen now, but it is certainly worth a try, especially as yours was injured, rather than what Mother Nature gave you.

I was delighted with the result, and it really did improve my confidence and outlook on life. There is no scarring, as it is done "internally", and it heals fairly quickly, although you have to endure a couple of weeks looking (and feeling) as though someone socked you in the face.

It is regarded as a fairly straightforward op, so less likely than some procedures to go wrong or end up botched. I would definitely recommend.

berri Mon 18-Jun-12 20:48:20

I had one done about 2 years ago - I'm v happy with it. I also broke my nose as a child and had been paranoid about it ever since.

My surgeon was at St George's in Tooting so perhaps close to you? Got to pop out now but feel free to ask any questions if you have any!

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