Some people believe that one’s nose plays a critical role in his or her attractiveness. United Kingdom’s Daily Mail writer Kelly Strange reports on the recent experience of Owen Cheshire, a young Mensa member who was so dissatisfied with how his nose looked that he decided to get a nose job.
But despite his top credentials as he neared the end of his degree in media and marketing, he feared his nose would hold him back as he competed for jobs in a difficult market.
He said: ‘You don’t have to be a genius to work out that in the current job market only the very best will win the few jobs available.
‘I felt sure that couldn’t be me because I simply wasn’t the best I could be because of my confidence.
‘It’s a complete myth that only shallow or stupid people care about the way they look. It’s not shallow to want to make the best of yourself.’
A lot of people around the world can definitely relate to Cheshire’s story. It’s only human nature for individuals to want to look their best and find ways to improve their appearance and boost their confidence. There are times, however, when a nose job isn’t performed solely for cosmetic reasons, but for medical reasons too.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, people who engage in contact sports like football are prone to suffering from facial trauma, including a broken nose. Fortunately, those who suffer from that can look into getting rhinoplasty in San Diego for restoration. This is exactly what happened to Houston Texans player J.J. Watt, who needed a nose job following a traumatic injury in the 2013 season of the National Football League.
Even nonprofessional athletes and regular sports enthusiasts can sustain nasal injuries too. Take, for example, San Diego-born movie star Cameron Diaz who resorted to getting the procedure following a surfing accident in 2006.
Diaz stressed that the nose job was primarily for medical reasons as she also experienced breathing difficulties following the injury from the surfing incident. A nose job isn’t the only cosmetic procedure that serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. For instance, eyelid surgery from San Diego surgeons is necessary for those with impaired vision due to deteriorating muscle firmness in the upper eye area brought about by aging.
At times, the reasons for getting cosmetic procedures done are more than skin deep. For some people, such surgeries are necessary to resolve medical issues, making the skills and expertise of experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. John Alexander II of Alexander Cosmetic Surgery all the more important.
(Source: ‘Having a nose job was the cleverest thing I’ve ever done’, says Mensa member who feared his looks might ruin his employment chances, dailymail.co.uk, June 10, 2014)