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.
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.
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?