I have wanted one since I can remember but there were always three factors in my way:
2. Family disapproval
3. Social disapproval
(I was never squeamish about the pain/gore factor)
I stopped caring long ago what other people might think of my superficial pursuits, so number three has been out of the picture for a while now. I don’t have many living expenses, and I now have a full-time job, so the money factor has flown out the window.
It was my family’s potential reaction that scared me the most. They wouldn’t even let me get a second piercing in my ears, so you can imagine how they might feel about elective surgery. But then, over the summer, my 16 year-old cousin got rhinoplasty and no one seemed to mind all that much.
Suddenly, the coast was clear and there were no longer any major obstacles on my road to a prettier profile.
Things to expect when you declare war on your nose:
- People will start over-analyzing your features, which is extremely uncomfortable
- Most people will tell you that you don’t need it and you’re crazy
- Many might even try to convince you not to do it
- Worst of all, people will question your motives and self-esteem
Because I know myself well and don’t care for the nosy opinions (pun unintended) of others, I have decided to keep the people I tell about the procedure to a bare minimum. My immediate family knows and only two of my friends know.
The surgery is scheduled for Christmas break, giving me two weeks to recoup before any human interaction. (My anti-social side is secretly thrilled at the idea of hiding away from the world while my melodramatic side anticipates seeing people’s reactions when I finally make my debut).