Woman who hated her ‘Pinocchio’ nose reveals how she had to shell out £13.5K to fix her profile after botched nose job

Sophie Morris, 27, underwent her first £3,500 rhinoplasty in 2016 after years of avoiding her profile in changing rooms and being labelled a "Concord" and "Pinnochio" by cruel classmates.

Although she was delighted with the results of the surgery at first, Sophie developed an open roof deformity – which causes a visible dent to appear over the bridge of the nose – and found it worsened over time.

After two rounds of fillers failed to hide the dent, Sophie won compensation from her surgeon which allowed her to spend a further £10,000 to have the procedure corrected.

Now finally happy with her new profile, Sophie admitted that she first developed insecurities about her nose as a teenager.

She said: "I hated my nose because I thought it was really big and it looked bent.


"People asked me how I broke my nose and I'd have to explain that I hadn't, it was really embarrassing.

What's more, the Worcester woman "constantly compared my nose to my friend's" and "disliked my side profile more, as it stuck out and there was a bump."

Sophie's insecurities even got so bad that she admitted to "falling apart in the changing rooms" when out shopping because she "could see my nose from the side."

At the age of 18, Sophie decided that she wanted to have a nose job to make it smaller and straight.

She said: "I did extensive research to find a surgeon I was comfortable with.

“And my mum leant me £1,000 to put towards it.

“She knew how much I hated my nose and just wanted me to be happy.”

Alongside this, Sophie also worked two part-time bar jobs and as a social media manager to save up for the surgery.

In April 2016, Sophie had saved up £3,500 for the operation.

Reflecting on her first experience going under the knife, she said: "I was nervous about the operation but couldn’t wait to see my new nose.

“The procedure went well and I woke up really swollen, as expected.

“I looked like I’d been in a car crash.”

Originally delighted with her straight new nose, Sophie added: "It was exactly as I imagined. I loved showing it off."

But eight months later, a visible dent appeared in the bridge of her nose, known as an open roof deformity.

Alongside this, Sophie also suffered from an inverted V deformity, where the lower end of the nasal bones visibly connect to the cartilage.

Sophie says: “The tip of my nose stuck out too. I was devastated and became really self-conscious of my nose again.

“It looked wonky – it was horrible.

“In fact, I was more paranoid about my new nose than my old big one! My confidence disappeared.”

Sophie returned to her surgeon in February 2017 who admitted the mistake and suggested a round of fillers could hide the deformity.

Although the surgeon paid for the corrective procedure, two separate course of fillers still couldn't hide the botched surgery.

Sophie said: "I knew I needed to get it fixed properly."

In December 2017, Sophie got her money from the surgery refunded along with £2,500 compensation.

Earlier this year, Sophie underwent a £10,000 revision with a different surgeon, Mr Ion at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, London.

She says: “It went really well and now I have the nose I’ve always dreamed of.

“I still have a couple of dents in my bridge but I refuse to have more surgery. I might need to have filler in the future."

Finally happy with her nose, Sophie wants to use her experience to educate others to do their research before going under the knife.

She said: "I regret having it and want to warn others that complications can happen during rhinoplasty.

“You see celebrities on Instagram having nose jobs and making it seem as though it’s a quick fix, but they can have serious consequences.

“No plastic surgery is worth this. Love yourself as you are and don’t copy what celebrities on social media do, they’re risking their lives and their looks.

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