I (19, F) have been considering getting a nose job for quite some time now, i generally am satisfied with my nose when looking in a mirror but when i see photos of myself and my nose in all its 3d form it makes me feel quite insecure.
I don’t mind it in photos from very particular angles but I swear my nose is so wonky the slightest movement creates a whole different nose.
if i were to get a nose job i would mainly just want to slim it down a bit make it more symmetrical and refine my bulbous tip. however i have a few worries, im worried that somehow having had plastic surgery will make me less attractive because of the superficiality or not having ‘valid’ beauty.
For example i often see when female celebrities are being praised for their looks the comments are often followed by a ‘oh but she’s had plastic surgery’, as if that somehow takes away from their beauty?
i understand that it is often used as a term to reassure ourselves to not feel the pressure of a hand-sculpted face and compare ourselves so critically, but if i were to go ahead with the procedure, i’m worried that i will feel ‘less then’ compared to a natural woman. i also am someone does often get complimented for my looks, so i worry that by changing this feature of mine that perhaps is only devastating to me, i will be seen as totally superficial and far too concerned and a perfectionist with my looks? does anyone else feel this guilt?
i want a nose job but i’m concerned about the societal judgement of not being a ‘natural’ beauty.