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Anyone had a nose job?

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MadameCastafiore Fri 05-Sep-08 10:22:59

Just wanted to know if it was incredibly painful, did it change you that much and make you happier?

I have come back from holiday and yet again can't look at the holiday photos because I hate my face so much - I know it is silly - I have a fab life and have nothing to stress about but I can't even bring myself to put pictures of me up at home - have hundreds of DH and the DCs but only one of me on the landing where no one other than us get to see it and even when I look at that I just want to cry at how hideous I look. Bloody hell am crying now just typing this - I was even thinking last night I could damage my nose somehow and then it would have to be fixed!

So horror and happy stories please chaps to help me make up my mind.

Amandoh Fri 05-Sep-08 11:28:06

I haven't had a nose job myself but have had other cosmetic surgeries and have never felt anything more than a little discomfort so I wouldn't worry too much about the pain. If it hurts then there's a pill to help.

I'm also thinking about having something done about my nose and have read a few accounts from people that have had it done. It seems the major complaint is from those that have their noses "packed". The nose is filled with cotton wool strips and apparently this feels awful when it's taken out. All have said it's worth it though as they are now rid of the noses they hated.

Your nose probably looks fine to everyone else but if it's bothering you to the extent that photos bring on tears then you should probably talk to someone. With all cosmetic surgery questions your first port of call is your GP and not the back pages of glossy magazines. Your GP will be able to recommend a good surgeon.

MadameCastafiore Fri 05-Sep-08 18:26:08

Thank you so much - have had op on nose for medical reasons before and having it packed was fine - didn't hurt at all!

Will go and see Dr next week and see how much DH has in the bank!

TheBlonde Fri 05-Sep-08 18:38:47

I had the bump taken off mine and it straightened
At the same time they tried to sort out the septum as it's deviated - 2 ops and it's still not fixed sad

Due to the septoplasty (sp?) our insurance covered it but I could have had it done on the NHS

I had 2 lovely black eyes but no pain afterwards and I'm much happier with my nose

A close friend of mine had a nose job about a year ago. She went to check out all the much advertised clinics that are even prepared to offer finance.shock She wasnt impressed so she went to her GP, who was fantastic. She didnt get it on the NHS (she didnt try) her GP said he could put her in touch with one of the best ENT specialists in the country and I have to say he did a fantastic job. He said that he would operate and if she (or he) wasnt happy, he would operate again for free and if she still wasnt happy he would refund her his fee so that all she would have paid for was the aenethetist(sp) fee. He was fantastic. He talked it all through carefully, asking exactly what she wasnt happy with and explained how things could be changed. She asked him if it would affect her ability to breath through her nose and he said "that thats why you need an ENT surgeon doing these things not "Harley medical clinic, Transform etc". She is very happy with her nose job and at £3,000 it was cheaper to have a top surgeon with a money back gaurantee than the much advertised alternative. If you do think seriously about doing this I strongly advise you to talk to your GP, who knows you may even get it on the NHS if its making you so unhappy.

Shortcircuit Fri 05-Sep-08 23:15:00

BKBK, do you think you could give the name of the surgeon ?

I've had mine done twice (by the same guy) & whilst I had/have a difficult nose to operate on, it's not as good as I'd like it to be. Although it's MUCH better than it was.

For the record, there wasn't much pain (apart from paying) & minimal bruising. I've had open & closed surgery.

Shortcircuit Fri 05-Sep-08 23:16:22

PS if you don;t like it, then get it fixed, just don't be realistic with expectations.

sorry short circuit, didnt get back here yesterday, the surgeons name was Mr Timms and he is based in Lancashire. He is highly reccomended.

Shortcircuit Sat 06-Sep-08 16:57:21

hi & thanks - my guy (for the record) was Mr Paul Johnson. He is based in Guildford...an ENT guy, but not great (although very charming)

rosiejaqs Sat 20-Sep-08 00:19:28

hi can you get this done on nhs and do you just go and se gp i have wanted this doin for years just never had the courage or money

dancedance Sat 20-Sep-08 00:35:49

Depends where you are rosie, I think it's a bit of a postcode lottery. A friends daughter had hers done aged 17, no medical reasons, no bullying, just went to doctor 'I hate my nose, can anything be done.' She had quite a wait but all done on NHS. So it can be done, whether or not that's ideal I'm not sure hmm

noseyrosie Sat 20-Sep-08 12:50:11

Regular namechanging for this. God I hope it works grin

I had one when I was 19 and it was honestly some of the best money I have ever spent. I used to absolutely loathe looking in the mirror and refused to have my photo taken at all. I realized I had to do something about it when I caught myself talking to a friend (a model) while holding my hand across my face.

I found a great surgeon who took my other features into consideration when we consulted about the nose I wanted. I have fairly strong features and a cute little button would have looked all wrong on my face.

I had almost no pain after the operation and was healed in about a week. Not once has anyone twigged that I've had a nose job. Even my DH was surprised when I told him. Now I don't even think about my nose. It just doesn't register when I look in the mirror. Considering how it used to dominate my feelings about myself, the improvement is astronomical.

I really would urge you to do it. It's simple, safe surgery (I didn't even have a general, IIRC, just heavy sedation and a cocaine pack in my nose) and it has changed my life.

noseyrosie Sat 20-Sep-08 12:55:07

Meant to say, I had it done privately. I can't remember how much it cost.

I actually already have the money earmarked in case any of my DC turn out to inherit it. I will book the surgeon on the day they first come to me and say it's making them miserable.

Life is too short to suffer from a problem that's so easily fixed.

shortcircuit Mon 22-Sep-08 23:06:59

Ah, good for you noseyrosie, my sentiments exactly !

Can you revel the name/location ?

abouteve Tue 23-Sep-08 14:13:14

Yes I've had mine done. Don't even worry about the pain it is minimul. The worst part is having to breathe through your mouth until the pack is removed, which is only a minor inconvenience. You will also need a couple of weeks off work or at least a week in the house while the splint is still on.

It cost £3,000 and I only wish I had had the money ealier in life.

I only asked for the bump to be removed, which the surgeon did and lifted the tip. It wasn't a drastic change. If it bothers you so you cannot look a photos of yourself. Get it done.

MadameCastafiore Tue 23-Sep-08 14:19:47

Right have been to 2 different people and didn;t like either f them so have another app[ointment on Thursday - am going to get it done hopefully very soon - DH knows how unhappy I am about it - they quoted nearer £5k though which I was a bit shocked at!

Where did you have yours done abouteve? And was it that long ago that inflation would have knocked it up a couple of grand?

Am a SAHM so I just need help getting DD and DS to school for a couple of days, which friends and neighbours will help me with and the rest of the time we will veg infront of the TV.

I will then get DH a framed photo of me to go on his desk and put a big one of the whole family up in the lounge - just thinking of getting rid of this monstrosity thrills me!

abouteve Tue 23-Sep-08 14:33:11

I'm glad you have decided to go ahead with it. It was 5 years ago so it shouldn't have gone up too much. It does depend on the amount of work involved, don't take that the wrong way I'm not suggesting you need heaps of work grin.

The surgeon I had is retired now. I had it done at the Nuffield.

I asked for a slight change, mainly because of the dissaproval of others IYSWIM. I am not 100% happy with it as I wished I'd gone totally drastic. My nose does suit my face now so I guess he knew what he was doing.

Everyone said you don't need it etc, when I saw the surgeon he said they haven't had to live behind it and I can see why you want a more normal nose.

Good luck. Let us know how you get on.

Leoloopydoo Tue 23-Sep-08 14:43:15

Have kind of thought about this myself but almost come to terms with my nose but not quite (else I wouldn't be reading this thread) worse knowing it will only get bigger as I get older. I am interested in how people reacted to your changed faces, by having a nose job I would feel like I was admitiing that I didn't like somethign about myself very publicly that I have been denying for my whole life.

abouteve Tue 23-Sep-08 14:59:47

I didn't tell many people. Had a few people tell me I was looking well, a couple of comments of 'you look different', but I had may hair done as well.

Mixed from people I'd pretold. So much better to I carn't see a difference!

I didn't care about admitting I'd hated my nose, it was true or I wouldn't have put myself through £3000 worth of surgery.

Leoloopydoo Tue 23-Sep-08 15:14:25

good point abouteve. I guess if people haven't seen you for a while they wouldn't notice if its subtle and a new hairstyle for the people that you see more often would draw attention away and then people get used to it and don't realise you ever looked any different.

Not sure how dh would feel about me getting it done, I wonder if I went away for a week to 'visit family' he would even notice when I came back hmm.

MadameCastafiore Tue 23-Sep-08 16:28:06

I am not going to tell my uncle who has ribbed me about having my fathers nose my whole life and see if he notices - will have drastic haircut maybe at same time and see if that throws them off.

I don't think I have ever been as excited about anything my whole life - I will feel pretty for the first time in my life - I don't even have wedding photos out and wish I had had it done before the big day!

Oh dear must be so much because I need bump sorted and big knobbly cartledge and widness sorted - I have nose like the BFG!!!

shortcircuit Tue 23-Sep-08 21:28:29

You'll be fine ref recovery - I didn't have a pack, so I guess it depends on what you have done (I've had 2 BTW)

You should also be fine to look after your DC, be good if you can be operated on a Friday - good luck !

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