Beauty By A Nose – From Quick Fixes To More Permanent Solutions

I hate my nose! There, I’ve said it. I once had a perfectly pretty, pert button nose, but a childhood accident left my with a broken nose and two black eyes. The eyes healed, but the nose remained permanently crooked, so much so that I die if anyone takes a picture of my hooky beak from the side.  I’m not particularly vain, but when it comes to my nose, the story changes completely.


Thinking of surgery?

As I’m getting older I turn my mind more and more to the idea of surgery to change the look of my nose, but also to help deal with some of the medical problems that have also now arisen.  There are plastic surgeons that can frankly work miracles when it comes to changing the look of your face, but my problem is not just linked to vanity. I struggle with sinus issues that are caused by the bump, when I get a cold it invariably leads to congestion that is harder to clear due to my nose problems. These have deteriorated recently to the extent that even Sudafed isn’t clearing it, and I often have to sleep sitting up due to the congestion. So surgery has become an option not just due to the look of my nose, but to wider health issues too.

I am currently in consultation with my doctor about the possibility of rhinoplasty on the NHS as this is a  worsening health concern, but would consider a private consultation too. It could change the quality of my life, so this is definitely something I’m thinking about.

Jennifer Grey famously had a nose job

In the meantime?

In the meantime I’m having to make do with Sudafed nasal sprays and contouring to make my nose appear slimmer. Make up, once again, can work miracles, and I saw an article featuring Instagram star Hudda Kattan that gave tips on how you can instantly slim your nose. (You can read about it here).  Sleek has some fabulous contouring kits that you can get on Amazon for less than a tenner, and then you just need to play around with the colours until you get the right balance for your skin tone.

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What part of your body would you most like to change? Would you consider surgery, or do you make do with make up to create a smoke and mirrors cover up?

Recovering Yourself after Becoming a Mum


Having children, whether naturally, by adoption or blending a family, is a trying period. With any of these options chances are you are becoming a mother for the first time. There’s a huge learning curve period and you’re apt to lose yourself in the bliss of new-parenthood. If there are step-children involved figuring out what your new role is and where these children fit in to your family can be exhausting. It’s important to remember that you are a person and that you have your own thoughts and needs.

One of the many things women forget about when they become mums is their own sense of self. Our lives get so wrapped up in our children and our families that we forget about what we want and need. There are so many aspects of our existence that change when we have children. What makes us tick, what makes us a human being. If children come into your life at a young age one of the first things to go for any mum is her style. Trendy clothes are replaced with comfortable clothes that are allowed to be stained. High-heeled shoes hit the back of the closet in exchange for flats and trainers.

Our bodies go through many changes after having children. If you have children naturally there are a whole host of hormones that run rampant through your body. Your cycle is thrown off; your breasts grow, shrink and sometimes grow again. Skin sags that never used to sag before. You’ve got stretch marks in places you didn’t even know you could get stretch marks. You should always love your body just the way it is, but this is a time when many mothers start to question their bodies. Even the parts of us that aren’t affected by childbirth get scrutinized. Your body has undergone an intense change and that’s okay.

Receiving plastic surgery after childbirth is not uncommon. Many women get breast enhancements or reductions after the hormones have finally found their way out of the blood. Some women get tummy tucks. Some women go so far as to undergo rhinoplasty because maybe they’ve always hated their nose. This is a great time to change those things and help them re-identify themselves.

When considering plastic surgery you need to look at the entire picture. Recovery time, finding a reputable doctor, how the procedure works, which medications may be involved. Especially if you are considering a nose job, you should investigate rhinoplasty before and after and make sure that it is for you. This is your face; you will see it every day.

The important thing is to be happy with your decision, regardless of what it is. Be happy that you opted for surgery. Be happy that you opted out. This is the time to love your body and enjoy the way it looks. Love your scars and stretch marks or laser them away. While this is more costly than a new wardrobe, it definitely will last much longer.