Rhinoplasty Camouflage – How to Dodge Unwanted Attention

What if people call them vain or shallow? What if they make snide comments like, “It looked better before?” Here are some ways you can detract attention away from a recent rhinoplasty.

Get a new hairstyle
People will notice your hair more than they will the rest of your face. It’s strange but true. A new haircut or color will draw attention away from the rest of your face. A simple trim won’t be enough to detract attention from your face, but since you have a new look, it might be time for a bigger change anyways. Go for a new color, cut a few inches off, or add some fringe. Even throwing in some bright highlights will be a distraction, at least temporarily.

A smile instantly makes you look more attractive and approachable. You may be tempted to grump around to try and deflect attention, but all you’ll do is draw more to yourself. Putting on a smile will help keep people focused on your happiness and good nature rather than the changes in your appearance.

Take a Vacation
You may not have the time or extra cash after your rhinoplasty to afford a vacation, but no one has to know that. Use your recovery time to relax. Catch up on some reading, watch a few movies, or make yourself a tropical drink at home.

Although you might be in some discomfort for the first few days or week, towards the end of your recovery you’ll have a bit of time to rest up. When you return to your regular activities, just tell people you took a mini vacation at home to catch up with family or some other hobbies. They’ll attribute your new look to the rest rather than a rhinoplasty.

Change your Makeup
You may be a bit bruised under the eyes, but generally this can be covered up with some heavier foundation or concealer. Draw attention to other parts of your face by painting on some bold lipstick or shimmery eye shadow. If you normally wear cosmetics, forgoing them might throw people off and make you appear slightly different.

Embrace it
Sometimes no matter what you do, there will be people who do notice and feel the need to point out your rhinoplasty. Rather than feel shame or run from it, you can try embracing it. Not everyone may agree with you, but it wasn’t their decision to make.

While you don’t need to explain yourself or reasoning to anyone you don’t want to, there’s nothing wrong with admitting that you’ve had rhinoplasty and feeling positive about the results. Make the conversation short and to the point, then try and change the subject if you are uncomfortable. Some people are naturally curious, but you don’t have to indulge them.