What men ask at parties
Published 02/03/2010 | 05:00
Off-the-cuff consultations tend to be an occupational hazard for cosmetic surgeons in social settings.
"I can't tell you how many times I get asked to take a quick look at parties," says Dr Kambriz Golchin with a wry smile.
However, when you have a leading facial cosmetic surgeon sitting in front of you, it is hard, even for the typical Irish male, not to ask the obvious question.
So, Doctor, could you possibly improve on perfection?
It's slightly unnerving, to have those highly trained hands and a surgeon's eye carefully examining your time-worn features, up close and personal.
"I could do something for that scar on the bridge of your nose and maybe soften out those lines on your forehead," says the surgeon.
"But your skin is pretty good.
"Maybe we could talk about a face-lift in a few years' time.
"And there are non-surgical procedures you could consider at the moment that would make a difference."
Sound, professional advice. Which, if you tend towards vanity, you are going to hear as: "You're perfect! Don't change a thing!"