Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:42 PM
Liberal_in_LA (41,865 posts)
Mideast men go under knife for manly mustaches
Thick, handsome mustaches have long been prized by men throughout the Middle East as symbols of masculine virility, wisdom and maturity.
But not all mustaches are created equal, and in recent years, increasing numbers of Middle Eastern men have been going under the knife to attain the perfect specimen.
Turkish plastic surgeon Selahattin Tulunay says the number of mustache implants he performs has boomed in the last few years. He now performs 50-60 of the procedures a month, on patients who hail mostly from the Middle East and travel to Turkey as medical tourists.
He said his patients generally want thick mustaches as they felt they would make them look mature and dignified.
Tulunay said some of his patients had specific looks in mind. "They have some celebrities as role models," he said -- Turkish singer and actor Ibrahim Tatlises had a look that many wished to emulate. Politicians in the region had also sought out his services to boost their appeal to voters.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:53 PM
Fridays Child (23,993 posts)
1. So vanity is no respecter of religions, cultures, ethnicities, or sexes.
I guess that shouldn't be surprising. Personally, though, I'm not much of a fan of mustaches. They tend to be food and, um, "nasal excretion" catchers, and require a commitment to frequent grooming.