Plastic surgery as an analyst

Thinking about getting a nose job. However, I am currently an analyst at a BB and am kinda worried about the reaction of my colleagues. I can handle the jokes and laughter, but I don't want to lose the respect of the people I work with over this. How bad of an idea is this?

Comments (45)

  • Associate 1 in AM - Equities
Feb 23, 2021 - 7:54am

Well I suppose you need to weigh up the likely responses from your colleagues and whether you have an effective way of downplaying it or making the initial phase pass so it becomes the new normal quickly. I would probably be proactive and tell people you are having it done so that it isn't such a big deal. 

That vs the continuing embarrassment of looking like voldemort. 

Feb 23, 2021 - 8:11am

If you really want to go ahead with it, then just say:

"I was in a fight, you should see the other guy!"


In all honesty, it is up to you what you want to do with your body. But people may or may not have their opinions, which they can't publicly voice at the office anyway. All I can say is rhinoplasty can be very painful. Depending on the change you are planning, many won't even notice that much.


  • Intern in AM - Other
Feb 23, 2021 - 12:09pm

I've had a nose job and it wasn't painful. Mostly uncomfortable though since they put the packing in your nose for the first 1-2 days

  • Intern in PE - Growth
Feb 23, 2021 - 9:40am

A friend of the family got one for her 18th birthday. Did it make her prettier? Yes, didn´t help her neurotic personality though.

  • VP in IB - Gen
Feb 23, 2021 - 10:48am

This post is a well-articulated social commentary, whether intentional or not.

  • Intern in PE - Growth
Feb 23, 2021 - 5:31pm

Her Facebook feed is not a well-articulated social commentary, unintentional tho lmao. Love that girl, she taught me how to hold my dick right, but she is hella nuts, bro.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 23, 2021 - 9:43am

The author of Fight Club wrote the book after he went to work with a black eye and received absolutely no comment about it from his colleagues.

  • Intern in PE - Other
Feb 23, 2021 - 10:28am

Friend of mine got one over a summer when people were away from uni. Literally no one noticed but when she was drunk she told some people and no one really cared. I suppose if you have a hog of a nose it would be noticeable after the surgery, but I can't imagine anyone judging you for it.

  • Intern in AM - Other
Feb 23, 2021 - 12:08pm

just say you're getting a deviated septum fixed but honestly as long as you go to a good surgeon who does natural looking ones no one would notice

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Feb 23, 2021 - 12:13pm

There's a lot of jews in banking. They likely had a family member or close friend get one(its practically a sweet 16 tradition in scarsdale). No one will care.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Feb 23, 2021 - 12:37pm

If you are insecure about yourself go for it. If you have the resources to go with a very good doctor you will have less pain and less recovery time. Just say: I couldn't breathe, had to remove bones (or what it is called) in my nose. 

Feb 23, 2021 - 5:17pm

If there is every a time to do it, it would be during covid when you don't have to go to the office and/or can hide under a mask with plausible deniability

Feb 23, 2021 - 8:40pm

just say that you fell and hit your nose...nobody will know you got a "nose job"....Particularly during WFH


however, breast implants would probably be a much better use of that money

just google're welcome
Feb 24, 2021 - 10:20am

This is not a joke, but when I was at GS many years ago, we had a VP who got a toe shortening surgery. Had never even known that was a thing. 

Feb 24, 2021 - 1:04pm


This is not a joke, but when I was at GS many years ago, we had a VP who got a toe shortening surgery. Had never even known that was a thing. 

Who measures toe length???

Feb 24, 2021 - 8:50pm

Yup, "deviated septum" is the medical excuse for a nose job. I've know a handful of people to do this. Some really had a deviated septum and got the benefits of a nose job also, others just wanted the nose job. Start laying the foundation now, complain about your breathing problems, toss in that you've always had issues with a deviated septum. Then make a big deal about how you're going to the doctor, you need surgery to get it repaired, what an ordeal this will be. Totally worth it though. You know. For vanity and all.

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