A Nose Job For My Wife

Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you have no idea what life has in store for you. Last Thursday was such a day for me as I made my way to work that morning. Later that day, I would find out…

“I need Rhinoplasty Surgery” was the first thing my wife told me as I came through the front door, and thus a perfectly good day turned into the beginning of what could prove to be an expensive journey, the extent of which I din’t even begin to comprehend.

In case you don’t know, Rhinoplasty is fancy talk for a nose job.  I had no idea what it was, couldn’t admit it in front of my wife on account that well, you know, it would show my utter ignorance in such matters and said something like: “Surgery hey?  Is your condition serious?”

Needless to say, my response did not meet with the approval of my wife and so I took a moment for myself, and looked it up.  Now I know.  Rhinoplasy = Nose Job.

Funny how we men have no idea of what goes on in the lives of our women.  The next day I asked 4 of my co workers if they knew what it was.  Two of them knew.  Yes, you’ve guessed it.  The ladies knew exactly what I was talking about.  As for us men, innocent creatures that we are, we had no idea.

My wife could simply have told me about needing a nose job, at least I would have known what it meant and could have found ways to placate myself from such a request.  But no.  She decided to go all clever on me.

Rhinoplasty Costs

The next thing any man worth is pound of bacon does, is find out how much that darned thing costs?  No? Of course yes.  So again, I asked google and there came the answer… Between $4500 and $8000!

Yep you’ve read this right. That’s half the price of the extension for my house I have been saving for the past few years.  And there it was.  My had earned cash, earmarked for… a nose job

Why would you need a nose job?

To be sure the next logical question, right?  Why would my wife need rhinoplasty in the first place?  Her nose looked good enough for me, after all she had that very nose the first time I fell in love with her, so why now?

So again, I googled why would anyone need rhinoplasty surgery and the answers came flooding in on my now overwhelmed computer monitor.

The good reason, the one I would fight over was health reason.  There are medical conditions that necessitate such a procedure and I couldn’t detect either so I promised myself to use that argument when “reasoning” with my wife.

But then, this article put that idea to rest: cosmetic reasons.  I knew I had lost that fight and I said good bye to my money.

Rhinoplasty expectations

I won’t even bother to tell it in my own words… Here’s what someone else says (for more, look at the whole article here:

  • Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping) is among the most difficult of all cosmetic surgeries— poor surgical technique can lead to permanent deformity, so choose your surgeon carefully.
  • No rhinoplasty result is ever absolutely perfect, but an accomplished surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty will more often come close. Without experience, artistic skill and technical expertise, a good cosmetic outcome is all but impossible.
  • State-of-the-art rhinoplasty can transform a misshapen nose, sometimes dramatically, but the basic architecture can only change so much. Be realistic.

Back to square one… Where to find a good surgeon

That one I am leaving to my wife.  No doubt she already knows a surgeon, has spoken to him (or her), possibly had a consultation already.  It seems that when it comes to Florida Rhinoplasy Surgeons, the field is pretty broad.  Good luck to me. I’ll just nurse my soon to be bloodied nose!