As usual, I'm going to be 100% honest. When I was 15 years old, during Spring Break of my sophomore year of high school, I went under the knife for the first time and got a nose-job. I was one of the first girls in my grade to have plastic surgery. This was a procedure I had wanted for a long time and one which with I had long been familiar. As a young Jewish woman, the majority of ladies in my family also had rhinoplasty around the same age. Rightly or wrongly, the shape of my nose affected me and my self-confidence in those formative teenage years. So, as soon as I had the opportunity, I seized it. To this day, my nose-job was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I never kept it a secret and openly shared my experience with my friends and family after wards. It changed my perception of myself and my self-image and my self-esteem both blossomed. I learned from a young age that what people think of me is often inaccurate and should not overly-influence my decisions. However, since I was doing this for me and only me, then it was totally okay.
Fast forward to the age of 25 and I've now had my lips done three times. This is the only other cosmetic procedure I've undergone so far, and let me tell you that it has also been one of the better decisions I've made when it comes to building my self-confidence. It’s subtle (even my Dad didn’t notice until my Mom gave up the secret), but makes a difference.
I am extremely public on social media, so for those of you who follow along, you already know that I had my lips done at Arviv Aesthetics in Miami back in August. I made the choice to “get needled” when the fillers I had done in November dissolved. While I know that my lips were fine before I had them filled, couldn’t they be better? Fillers do not last forever, so I decided to just go for it.
Below, I'm sharing my open and honest experience of what it was like getting my lips done at Arviv. I've received an overwhelming amount of questions, so scroll down to take a behind the scenes look of before, after and even during my procedure!