Plastic Surgery

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    Jun 13, 2011 2:05 PM GMT
    Would you do it?

    Anything you want 'changed' / 'improved'?

    HAVE you? (Are you willing to admit it and discuss?)

    I am thinking of getting my nose done... I've always hated how big it is and how it looks kind of broken.... thoughts?
  • Timbales

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    Jun 13, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    I think your nose has character is doesn't distract from your other features. If you were going to change it, I'd keep it subtle.

    I inherited very heavy upper eyelids from my grandmother. I can feel them pressing on my eyelids all the time. She eventually had surgery when they dropped over and impeded her vision. I'm concerned about my healing time if I were to have anything done about them.
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    Jun 13, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    Of course I would opt for surgery. There's nothing currently I would want to change about myself physically at this point in my life though.

    I had some liposuction done 11 years ago (Geez it's been awhile). I would do it ten times overicon_smile.gif It never changed 'ME' , but it did change my outwardly appearance. I did go through years of therapy before and after trying to understand that it won't fix how I think of myself.

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    Jun 13, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    Timbales saidI think your nose has character is doesn't distract from your other features. If you were going to change it, I'd keep it subtle.

    I inherited very heavy upper eyelids from my grandmother. I can feel them pressing on my eyelids all the time. She eventually had surgery when they dropped over and impeded her vision. I'm concerned about my healing time if I were to have anything done about them.


    My dad had that surgery done.... it was a difficult recovery but did help...
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    Jun 13, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    I like your nose.
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    Jun 13, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    I think unless you were having issues with breathing because of your nose, I'd leave it. You're a very attractive guy, in great shape and your nose is NOT unattractive nor does it distract from your natural good looks. You're handsome just the way you are, why take a chance of changing that. I don't think it's worth it. You're unique in a very good way. Just my 2 cents.
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    Jun 13, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    Timbales saidI think your nose has character is doesn't distract from your other features. If you were going to change it, I'd keep it subtle.
    I inherited very heavy upper eyelids from my grandmother. I can feel them pressing on my eyelids all the time. She eventually had surgery when they dropped over and impeded her vision. I'm concerned about my healing time if I were to have anything done about them.


    Same here...totally hereditary. A couple of my older sisters and one brother had the surgery. It did wonders for my sisters, but I couldn't even tell my brother had it done.
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    Jun 13, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    I haven't had any work and though I'm personally no fan of elective surgery I say do whatever you think will make you happy. But be conservative about any procedures you choose to do later in life and I'm not talking about extreme examples - I have friends in their thirties and forties who despite being "freshened" by the best still look a bit "off."
  • aznmtl

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    Jun 13, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    Leave your nose...you look great!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 13, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    Never really have. I'm happy with how I look....

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    Jun 13, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    I had the consultation last week... just sort of... something to explore.

    I am very 50/50 on this right now... whereas a few days ago I was more in favor of doing it. I've had people make comments about my nose, and I've always been self conscious about it. My issue is probably that I think TOO MUCH about what it would mean to get the surgery done.

    I would post the images of the projected results, but I feel its a bit too much... I dont want those floating around the internet. lol. You'd just have to trust that the difference is not really noticeable to the average person, which is ideal. I told the doctor I wanted very subtle, very conservative changes....

    Essentially its straightening the profile a little (in the imaging session, I told him I wanted it closer to how it is now, and he change it) and removing the bumps of bone and cartilage to make it straight from the front view.
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    Jun 13, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    Yeah, you should totally do it
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    Jun 13, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    i wouldn't get plastic surgery. if i had something weird that i thought would be better off removed, i'd do that. otherwise no, plastic surgery makes people look weird.


    and having just looked at your profile. why get surgery?? i think you're micro-analyzing to see flaws in yourself. you don't need surgery and probably wouldn't even benefit from surgery as I can't see anything wrong.
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    Jun 13, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    not if i were you. you are handsome and attractive AND you are interesting. lots of attractive people are blandly attractive.
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    Jun 13, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Had hairline rebuilt. Best thing I ever did for myself. Plan to get the top of my head done in the next year or so (I'm fighting against aggressive balding genes). I'd get other stuff done, like skin treatments, teeth whitening or maybe lipo if I had the disposable income. I've got good bones so I don't plan on ever doing anything drastic like restructuring the line of my chin or getting some god awful cheekbone implants.
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    Jun 13, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    I'd have this body completely reconstructed to resemble a Greek god if I could.
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    Jun 13, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    I'm happy with the way that i look and doubt that i would have PS but don't have an issue with other ppl who do it
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    Jun 13, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    No, I am sure I will look perfectly fine when I am older. Just ask yourself the question... WILL IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE? What are you looking to achieve?
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    Jun 13, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    I've got nothing against cosmetic surgery, used sparingly. But if I were you I wouldn't touch that handsome nose. It's your face, though, and it's all about feeling good about yourself.

    When I was younger I said I'd never get any work done. Now that I'm older, I've had minor treatments (IPL for sunspots). I'm pondering fillers under my eyes - I have dark cavities there that have gotten darker in the past few years.

    I still hate the worked-over look, though. Especially the permanently arched eyebrow. Yuck.
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    Jun 13, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    Looking at your photo, there's nothing wrong with it. In fact, the nose is in accordance with your blood lines. Why "Americanize" the nose?

    Years ago after a car wreck, I had to get surgery to stitch my forehead and nose back together. I definitely look different than before. Now that my face is aging and settling, I like the character it portrays. It's me.
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    Jun 13, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    I haven't had anything done and don't have any plans to. The most I can imagine doing right now is getting some injectibles but I'm concerend it could become a slippery slope. But never say never.
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    Jun 13, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidI am thinking of getting my nose done... I've always hated how big it is and how it looks kind of broken.... thoughts?

    Some doctors can show you a computer composite of what your face will look like after the surgery, even print it out for you to show to family & friends. Others decline to do that, wary of patients who afterwards feel they didn't get the exact features they feel they were promised, so instead will show you an album of their other patients.

    I may have nose reduction surgery, because like many men my nose has continued to grow wider with age. I had an ex-BF actor who had that done in his early 40s, his appearance being obviously important to his career. He even asked me to do a series of before & after photos, so he could judge the work (I also used to do his resume photos for him, some posed with my motorcycle so he'd look more butch -- LOL!)

    He only had a minor reduction, but it was indeed an improvement without seriously changing his appearance and being obvious. But someone who saw him last year (I haven't seen him for about 6) told me his nose continued to grow, and now is bigger than ever. So I don't know how often you have to keep having it redone, and if there's a limit to doing them.
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    Jun 13, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidWould you do it?

    Anything you want 'changed' / 'improved'?

    HAVE you? (Are you willing to admit it and discuss?)

    I am thinking of getting my nose done... I've always hated how big it is and how it looks kind of broken.... thoughts?


    If I needed it, I'd do it. Remember plastic surgery developed out of the efforts of doctors to heal WWI vets. If I had a cleft palate or something I didn't like about myself, I'd have it in a heartbeat.
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    Jun 13, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    It's no more vain than getting a haircut, if your doctor is good and it makes you happy then knock urself out.
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    Jun 13, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    as long is it looks better and the side effects are minimal, why not