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."