At the age of 18, I captained the Great Britain basketball team in the Youth Olympics. During this time I was still self-conscious about my nose but being in a sporty environment helped and it didn’t seem like such a big deal, as everyone had bumps and bruises. It was only after I graduated and stopped playing basketball competitively that I began to notice my nose in comparison to other working professionals, not athletes.
I spent a summer in Puerto Banus, working in promotions. Being surrounded by beautiful women who always looked perfect made me feel even more self-conscious than ever and I became quite uncomfortable in my own skin. Because of my job, I was regularly in photos but I would never let the photographer take a picture of my side profile because of the bump on my nose.
I found my way into the travel industry and became an air hostess when I was 22. In such a public-facing role, I knew I had to do something to improve my confidence levels, or I’d never succeed in my job.
I went for an appointment at Transform but didn’t tell anyone in my family until I felt that cosmetic surgery was the right decision for me.
My operation went smoothly and didn’t change my face dramatically, which I was happy about – the bump on my nose is gone and is exactly what I wanted. It’s perfect.
I feel so much more confident in myself and can really notice the effect it has had on how I perform at work. Cosmetic surgery was the only option for me to achieve the look for me – it has been an overwhelming experience from start to finish."
Mr Ayoub qualified in medicine in 1988 in Egypt and completed the Specialist training in Otolaryngology in 2007.
He is an NHS Consultant ENT surgeon and also works privately providing aesthetic procedures.