Whether you agree with cosmetic enhancement or not, it is something that I have thought about for several years but never actually pursued until now.
Yes, the photo that you see is of me and a simulation only--meant only to give a semi-realistic idea of what I can expect. Unfortunately, you can't simulate every procedure.
My procedures (Phase I):
* Rhinoplasty (nose job)
* Chin implant
* Natural fillers (under the eye)
* Synthetic fillers (along the jawline)
Based on how well these go, I am also looking at a couple other procedures for Phase II, which include:
* Forehead reduction
* Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
* Neck lift
Surprisingly, while I come from a family that is ambivalent about cosmetic surgery, of whom, some have had work done themselves, it was my twin brother that voiced disappointment over my decision to move forward with this. I'm not sure if it's a twin thing or a brother thing or what...
While we have looked identical, for years, we are not. We're fraternal. But my desire for enhancement doesn't stem from wanting to look different or unlike my brother. It just comes from a purely vanity perspective. It's not about looking like someone else. I will always look like me, just enhanced. The 2.0 version, which will be symmetrical, aligned and more pleasing to the eye.
For those wondering, I found my doctor through RealSelf.com.
I love the sight because it is a one-stop site where you can get information on every procedure, cost, pros/cons, access to real doctors, scores, ratings, before and after pictures, and real feedback from real patients. While I don't advocate for cosmetic surgery, I do advocate for looking and feeling your best. If that means staying the way you are, then be blessed! If it means going under the knife, then be blessed!
My surgeries are scheduled for January 22nd. Just one day, with a week of downtime. They already told me, DON'T LOOK IN THE MIRROR because it's not going to be a pretty sight! Typical procedures like these will take 6-9 months to settle into permanence.
If you have questions or opinions on the matter, then please share. Negative opinions on the matter are fine too, just try not to be rude. LOL Everyone is entitled to their opinion.