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No personal experience- sorry- but have a friend who had a boob job done by Alex ( not Anthony) Karidis. She found him a bit more expensive- but my feeling is he is really a boob/body man rather than facial surgery. She was very pleased with her results.
I hope you get some replies here- there are some good surgeons around and my feeling is that some of the more " non celebrity" drs are better- the ones who rebuild faces after terrirble accidents or birth defects.
The Tatler magazine did a 250 best drs guide which I think you can find online- might narrow down your search.
Are you going with both those surgeons because they're featured on tv a lot? If this is the case, this doesn't necessarily mean they're the best, indeed, I've heard Stannek isn't, so would read through what Tatler has to say (it's an excellent list) and make an appointment to see a few and take it from there.
Am sure you know this but your consultation should be with the surgeon themselves, and there shouldn't be a charge.
Three friends of mine have had nose jobs . I will warn that one got exactly what she wanted and the other two didn't feel there was a big enough difference to have war rented the surgery. Both then had further work done but still were unhappy. There results were still good to uninvolved onlookers. I think that I have to accept that there is an ideal picture in your mind that might not be possible. Also what you picture as your ideal may be different than what the surgeon sees although you may feel you're in agreement. Good luck but really hammer out the results
I'm going to stand by my original comment about Stanek as there have been several articles about him and they're not positive. I also think this is why he's not on tv so much anymore either.
As for your wonderings about how a nose job will affect your face, of course it will, any good surgeon will be able to demonstrate this. Jennifer Grey is a good example of how much rhinoplasty can alter ones appearance, she just had her bridge filed down and it altered her face irrevocably.
Good luck with everything and definitely talk to your GP as they should be able to recommend someone
I know it's not really relevant but I preferred Jennifer Grey's nose before as it had so much character. I find her very bland now. I wish she had kept a little bit of its shape. OP I know you are desperately unhappy with your nose, best of luck with your surgery. I hope you find an amazing surgeon.
I've had a rhinoplasty combined with a chin implant - it was hands down the best thing I ever did.
It has changed the whole look of my face (excuse the smugness) but I look a lot younger, prettier and more cheerful now. I also feel a lot better about aging than I did before on the basis that I look substantially better now that I did 'au naturel' 10 years ago.
Norman Waterhouse (former president of BAAPS) did mine - I'd be happy to share before/after pics if you'd like to PM me.
Onehand I think judgy comments are out of place. You could ask the same of anyone who uses hair dye, make up or has their bits waxed. Maybe not so drastic but the principle's the same . No one can help having big boobs and they can be very uncomfortable to live with- giving back ache and other problems.
OP I think you need to shop around- websites like Dr Foster used to list drs and give links to their websites.