So I went back and forth about whether or not I wanted to blog about this, mainly because many people have very strong views regarding the topic. The topic I am referring to is plastic surgery.
This time next week, the nose that I have had for the last 35 years is going to look a little different – I am scheduled for a rhinoplasty next Friday. It is something I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember, to be totally honest. I think as soon as I was old enough to understand that you could change things about yourself that you didn’t like, there was no doubt in my mind that oneday I would get a rhinoplasty. The only thing that ever held me back was not doubt about if I wanted to go through with it, but simply the cost.
My view on plastic surgery is if it will make you feel better, then do it! I have never had any type of plastic surgery before, and I am definitely not going to start to change every part of my body now. Even when it comes to my nose, my goal was never to look like a totally different person. I am actually pretty content with the look of my nose from the front – it is the bump that has ALWAYS bothered me and the only thing I want to change.
As soon as I decided this was something I was finally going to do, I did a lot of research and went for a consultation in June. Before I even met with the plastic surgeon that I had a consultation with, I was very impressed with his years of experience, expertise, and the hundreds of before and after pictures I looked at of his work. Pat came with me to the consultation and the Dr. did a great job of addressing any concerns I had and explaining everything to me.
The Dr. was also able to show me what my nose would look like after the surgery.
As you can see in the picture, I will not look like a totally different person or have a drastically different nose. (PS – don’t mind the no makeup, look like I just got up look I had going on! haha) I left the consultation even more sure this was something I wanted to do and just needed to decide when would be best when it came to taking a few days off of work.
After years of wanting to get the bump on my nose smoothed out, I am finally going to get it done next week! I am so excited!! I really have no doubt whatsoever this is something I want to do. My sister asked me what if I don’t like how my nose looks after surgery. I told her that I am so unsatisfied with the way it looks now, so I really can’t see how I could like it less than I already always did. My only real concern is how I will look for a few weeks post surgery, as a lot of people have swelling and quite a bit of bruising.
So, that is my revelation for today. If you want to hear more about my experience and thoughts of the surgery next week, I would be happy to share more of my feelings on the topic.
What are your feelings regarding plastic surgery – be happy with what you were born with or do it if it makes you happy?
Have you or anyone you know had a rhinoplasty?
Good luck with your surgery! And I agree-if it makes you feel good-do it!
Thanks so much! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this, Lisa. I know it can be a very debatable topic. I tend to agree with you. If you are able to do minor things to boost your confidence or make you feel better, then why not? I think the problem begins when people become obsessed, as the clients on the show Blotched who want to morph into Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez or another person. That to me, is going over the line.
I agree with you 100%!
I totally agree with this! ^^
Fixing a little nose bump is a totally different ball game than implanting a new face! Lol.
I hope surgery goes really well for you and that you’ll be pleased with the results. I totally understand why you want to do it. If i was really unhappy about a certain part of my body then I think I’d look into plastic surgery too. So long as I still look like me! Just a little improved lol. I’m currently pregnant and have no idea how I’m going to look post pregnancy but I’ve told my boyfriend that if my boobs end up looking all droopy then I’ll definitely be looking into a boob lift lol … once I’ve saved up the money of course.
Good for you! I agree, if you can do something that would make you feel better about yourself, go for it. I know it took courage to share this, so thank you. And good luck!
Thanks so much! 😊
Good luck! I say do what makes you happy! I hope it all goes well! 🙂 I would love, love, love, a tummy tuck. I plan to get one once I pay down some debt over the next few years (hopefully!). I think I deserve to have a nice flat belly after having my kids, having two c-section can do a number on your lower stomach. Thanks for sharing this! Xo ❤
Thank you so much! You absolutely deserve to get your tummy done after having 2 kids. It is funny, one of my friends always wanted her nose done as well but she recently found out she is pregnant and now wants to save up for a “mommy makeover” first. 😊
Same here! I’ve had 2 c-sections and caused havoc to my stomach! Although the amount of biscuits I ate after baby number 2 might be partly t blame!
Well I can sympathize! lol 😉
Good luck next week! I totally agree with you–as long as you are doing something for yourself and to really make you feel better, I say go for it:) Thanks for sharing something so personal!
Such a brave decision! If it makes you feel better then go for it is what I say! Hope all goes well with the surgery next week!
Full disclosure: I was always anti-cosmetic surgery … until I found out that I could have my eyelids fixed! LOL. I’m still not personally willing to go under the knife; but I’ve always been a huge supporter of positive body image. Duh! So, it makes perfect sense that those things we CAN control [through diet, exercise, meditation, a strongly supportive buddy-system, and yes, surgery], should be up for consideration! So, KUDOS to you for taking control of your decision to positively enhance your own body image. You are beautiful just as you are, but the more satisfied you are with Self, the better. You are a unique, beautiful creation deserving of all peace and contentment. May it be yours! XOXOX
Thank you so much for your comment! ❤️ My husband always jokes that he wants to get his eyelids done one day. He has even pulled them back really tight with a hat a few times, just to see what they would look like! haha 😂
I don’t personally know anyone that has had it done, but I totally agree that plastic surgery is each person’s own decision. If it’s something that a person has thought about their whole life, I think it’s wonderful to be set free from the worry and be able to do something to feel better about yourself.
🙂 thanks for being brave enough to share!
Wishing you luck with this procedure.
Good luck! I will be having breast augmentation (reduction) at some point so totally get where you are coming from.x
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I would mostly just be scared of the pain, but I’m a huge baby when it comes to that stuff 😉 good luck! Sounds like it’s something that will make you happy so that’s a good thing
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You look lovely already, but I can understand and respect your decision. I have not had any plastic surgery but who knows as I grow even older if I would submit to it. Not judging you here 💐
Thank you so much! ❤️
Hi Lisa! I just nominated you for the sunshine award! You might have to apron the link up. Enjoy!
awww, thank you so much! 😀 Have a great weekend.
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