I got a nose job last year. I was a little bit embarrassed about getting it done really. I always try to give off the impression that I am super confident and body happy – which I am for the most part. But, one thing had always bothered me a little, and that’s my nose.
See my nose wasn’t huge, I didn’t have a massive hook in it, and it wasn’t crooked or anything, I just really felt that the shape of it never really suited my face. I’d always said to myself that one day I’d get a nose job, and finally ended up taking the plunge with a reputable nose job and facelift surgeon.
I thought that I would share with you today some of the things that I’ve noticed have changed in my life since my nose job has settled. They aren’t huge changes, but to me, they stack up.
Looking in the mirror and being happy with what you see
Ok, this is the most important thing that has changed. Whereas, when I used to look at my face in the mirror, all I could concentrate on was how my nose didn’t quite fit right in the whole picture. I’d have to be emphasising my eyes or my lips with makeup all the time just to be drawing attention away from it. Finally, after the nose job, I felt like I could have a “bare makeup” look that I was fairly happy with.
Going a bit easier on the contour
Speaking of makeup, I used to use contour trickery often to sculpt my nose into the look of the actual shape that I wanted it to be. Contouring is quite handy in this regard. I know many people use it to define their cheekbones and slim the face. However, it can also be used to change the shape of other features, too, like your nose. If you don’t have the funds together for a nose job just yet, or you aren’t sure that you’re ready, then you might like to give contouring your nose a spin.
Glasses fitting more comfortably on your face
This is something I never considered, but as my nose surgery included shaping of the bridge of the nose too, it’s actually made a difference in how comfortable it is to wear sunnies. Now when I put on shades, they always seem to fit just fine and comfortably, whereas before I would say that about 2/3 of sunglasses didn’t feel great wearing them. A handy and unexpected side effect of my nose job!
Not having to take photos at a particular angle
This is another important vanity one. I used to have just a few different angles that I liked taking photos from so that my nose was a little less noticeable. But now, suddenly, I have access to such a wider range than I used to. This is taking some time getting used to. I’m so used to automatically going to my old angles that it is a hard habit to get out of. In fact, I have been practising new angles in selfies and in the mirror, too – can you believe it?
Concentrating on other things in life
Now that I’m happy with my nose I feel like I can get on with life a little bit. There’s not that niggling thing in the back of my head telling me “something’s not quite right”. This makes it easier to concentrate on other things, especially if I’m on my way heading out the door. Instead of looking in the mirror and going, “Ugh, I really need to fix that soon”, I will think, “Ok, you are going to nail this meeting today”, or whatever you’re about to head into.
Another friend of mine got a nose job too, and as part of it, the surgeon also expanded the nasal canal because she couldn’t breathe amazingly through her nose. Although it wasn’t a part of my surgery, she has said that it’s made things a lot easier for her regarding breathing, especially when she’s a little bit congested. So if this is something that troubles you a little, then you can chat to your rhinoplasty surgeon Sydney about the possibility of having this done during your nose job surgery.
There’s a lot to look forward to after your nose job, and these things might just be the tip of the iceberg for you – everyone is different, after all!