A man who says getting a nose job was the best decision he’s ever made wonders why men are more embarrassed by plastic surgery than women.
Property developer Daniel Warwick, 34, from Manchester, who was unsure of the look of his nose since he was a teenager, underwent £6,000 rhinoplasty in February 2018.
He was prompted to have the surgery after seeing a photo of his nose in profile which he didn’t like.
Daniel Warwick, 34, from Manchester, who was unsure of the look of his nose since he was a teenager, underwent £6,000 rhinoplasty in February 2018. Pictured, before (left) and after the ‘operation
Daniel, pictured after the operation, paid £6,000 at the time for the rhinoplasty. The procedure now costs £12,000
He told FEMAIL: ‘[When I was younger] I didn’t really understand what a plastic surgeon was. I was a little scared because I thought that was only what women did.
“It’s not really a man thing. So I never really paid attention. But when I was much older, someone took a side shot and I fully realized, ‘wow, I gotta change that actually.’
Mr Warwick explained that a few months after the photo was taken, he began the process of organizing the operation, including a consultation.
“Initially, my mom wasn’t supposed to come with me to the surgeon because I told her ‘listen, it’s going to be fine, I don’t need anyone with me,'” he continued.
“You know, act like a man would. Two days before the operation, I called my mother and told her to come with me for mental support.
Mr Warwick, who visited Mr Alex Karidis for the procedure, spent a night in hospital and a week later the dressing was removed.
A few months later, the swelling had gone down and he could appreciate his new look, although not all of his friends and family noticed a difference.
Mr Warwick was prompted to have the surgery after seeing a picture of his nose in profile which he did not like. In the photo, following the procedure
Following the nose job, Mr Warwick started taking care of his body and joined the gym. Pictured, following the procedure in February 2018
Daniel said that after his surgery, no one knew he had surgery. He expected people to say he looked different, but no one did except the people who knew him very closely.
He continued: “No one knew I had surgery. I expected people to say you’re different. None of them did.
What is a rhinoplasty?
Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty or “rhinoplasty”) is an operation to change the shape or size of the nose.
It is not usually available on the NHS if done for cosmetic reasons, but can be provided on the NHS if needed to help you breathe.
How much does nose reshaping cost
The cost of nose reshaping in the UK ranges from £4,000 to £7,000. You should also consider the cost of any consultations, additional surgery or follow-up care you may need.
What to think about before having your nose reshaped
Nose reshaping is a complex operation. Results cannot be guaranteed, there are risks to consider and it can be expensive.
Before going ahead, make sure of the reason why you want to reshape the nose. Talk to your GP first and take the time to think about your decision.
“Of course, there were a few people who knew me very closely who looked at me sideways and said, ‘Hey, something’s different here’. And then I had to tell them, the people who we showed the before and after, they’re all like, ‘Oh my god, you know?’
Following the nose job, Mr Warwick started taking care of his body and joined the gym.
The 34-year-old opened up about the stigma surrounding male surgery, saying: “I guess a lot of men and women have done this thing and I also guess a lot of men will look down on other men doing it because that’s not a manly thing to do.
She added that he had spoken to men who had surgery who did not know how to tell people because they feared being ridiculed.
‘One said to me ‘how do you tell people freely that you have had your nose done?’
He continued: “Sometimes we are programmed as human beings to think something is negative when it is really positive, ie men having plastic surgery.
‘Why can’t men have it? If it makes you feel better then absolutely. Yes, there are many people hiding it. And when I talk to them, it’s only with other men. If it was a woman, they would say so.
Daniel added that hiding the surgery and not talking about it is likely to affect the men’s mental health and that they need support and looking out for each other.
The 34-year-old said he is unlikely to work in the future: ‘I actually learned to love myself after this operation and I am who I am.
“I learned to live with it. Am I perfect? I’m just a normal human being but I’ve learned to love myself and that’s what’s important.
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