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Does Being Attractive Matter? Part 2

April 19th, 2011

Recap Part 1:  Many of my patients describe concerns about specific facial features seeming out of sync, but they are not quite sure why.   Asymmetry is often the cause of feeling unattractive, but sometimes patients are just bothered by changes due to aging.   General attractiveness concerns that top this list include crooked noses, droopy jowls and baggy eyes.

During consultation, patients may also report feelings of diminished self-esteem, often related to their perceptions of their own attractiveness.   Cosmetic surgery is very effective in correcting physical problems.   By making outward changes, we can often see a positive change in a patient’s attitude toward their self-image.   This attitude shift is common with both my female and male patients alike.   While cosmetic surgery is certainly not the answer in every case of low self-esteem, I am pleased that many of my patients express feeling better about themselves, following surgery.  Some of my patients have contributed blog posts to share their personal reflections about surgery and can be found in Patient Comments.

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Jessie’s Blog: Wow, did people notice!

February 2nd, 2010

In only two weeks after my surgery, I no longer have any visible bruising or markings.   I really enjoy my co-workers telling me how good my nose looks and how amazed they are that I have healed so fast.   Being that I am around people from work a lot, they have also told me it how impressive it is that I have not been in much pain.

This weekend I attended a friend’s 30th birthday and saw many people that I had not seen in a while.   Wow, did people notice! All of my friends think it looks great, but they are also happy to see that it has not changed my entire face.   It is still my nose, just improved and much hotter!     I enjoyed taking pictures with my friends now and I had to get the pictures developed right away, so I could compare old pictures to new.   I really think my side profile looks much nicer.   For the first time, I can stand at the end for a few pictures and that is something new for me.     I always used to request the center picture spot, otherwise the picture would never turn out, as my nose had a flatten tip in profile.  

My family is also very impressed with how fast the healing process has been for me.   They have been very supportive.  I think it touched me the most when my eighty-five year old grandma was supportive of the surgery and even sent me a get-well card.   I thought her generation was not as accepting of plastic surgery and I was a little surprised at her positive reaction.     Grandma even asked me when I was going to come up and visit.   That made my day!   I think she wants to see her great “grand-dog”!

So, in closing, I am very happy with the results.   My nose does get a little peeling after I shower, so I have to apply lotion.   It is not really a big deal.   It almost reminds me of feet that have been in the bathtub too long and I admit that I have been known to take really long showers.   The peeling is decreasing as each day goes by and again it is not really noticeable and a little lotion takes care of it.     I do also want to suggest a saline nasal spray to anyone under going nose surgery.   You can not pick or blow you nose for three weeks, and the nasal spray has helped me tediously with my breathing especially at night.   Living in Minnesota in the winter we get the sniffles, so please make sure you get a saline nasal spray, it has been my best friend.

Thank you for sharing my adventure with me.   It has been a great experience and I hope my blog is helpful to anyone considering having the surgery.

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