I've always hated my nose. My schnoz is inherited from my father's side of the family, and I've been aware that it is too big for my face since about age 12. My family and friends used to tell me "there's nothing wrong with your nose" or "you'll grow into it". I'd roll my eyes and think well its not on YOUR face now is it... When I was 19 I broke it, so now not only was it too large for my face, it was crooked as well. I kept thinking, I can deal I can deal I can deal, beauty is not only skin deep, rhinoplasty is so expensive and scary... and it seems so unattainable. But when I turned 25 something clicked. My nose was still bothering me, EVERY, SINGLE, TIME I looked in the mirror, and I just thought ya know what? Everyone was wrong! I'm an adult now, and I still hate my nose. I haven't grown into it, and I'll never be happy with it as is. Bottom line- life is too short to be unhappy every single time you look in the mirror, and nothing anyone else says will ever change that. My mom may have thought my nose was just fine... but this nose is not on my mom's face, or my sister's, or my best friend's, it's on mine- and I have the power to make myself happier if I change some things about it. So I went for it =) And I'm really glad I listened to ME. Because it was my happiness on the line. If you do your research (thank goodness for this website) and you're very careful choosing your surgeon, and you're very clear about what you want with your PS, I believe there's no going wrong with rhinoplasty.