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The doctor nose best

Thinking of a surgical make-over? Well, be sure you don’t take your doctor at face value.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2010 22:25 IST
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If you’ve been agonising over your looks as most of humanity does and are thinking of a bit of a nip and tuck, do so at your own peril. And we don’t mean that you’ll go under the plastic surgeon’s scalpel to look more like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and come out looking like Akshay Kumar. What we are trying to warn you of is that if you were hoping to fool people into thinking that you were born with a nose like Audrey Hepburn and lips like Angelina Jolie, this may prove difficult if your surgeon decides to put your worst face forward.

Sunanda Pushkar of the now notorious Indian Premier League Kochi fame is one such victim. Her doctor, a Padma Shri recipient no less, has apparently told the media that the winsome Ms Pushkar was a bit of a pushover thanks to anatomical flaws. Having got things into shape, the doc seems to have let on a little more than Ms Pushkar would have liked by way of the origins of several fetching bits of her personage. And we thought that like a lawyer, the doctor is bound by the Hippocratic oath to keep the confidence of the patient. The less-than-stable Ayesha Siddiqui, the alleged first wife of
Shoaib Mirza, sorry Malik, had details of her miscarriage laid out to the public by her doctor. So the lines of the song, ‘doctor, I’m in trouble…’ have become quite apt today.

Now we editorial writers don’t have to worry about anyone catching us in case we have a little work done here and there. You see, hardly anyone knows what we look like, unlike say the stars of the electronic media. So it is quite easy for us to look like dogs one day and after a stint at an appropriate facility emerge looking like Jessica Alba or Tom Cruise. Now people in the public eye can’t do that. Every line and wrinkle would be scrutinised. So, since no relationship is sacred anymore, not even that with doctors, the best way to keep up the façade that you were born beautiful is to remain in the shadows like us.

First Published: Apr 19, 2010 22:25 IST