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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:42 PM

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.

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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.

Ibrahim Tatlises


http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/29/world/meast/mustache-transplants-middle-east/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 OP
Fridays Child Nov 2012 #1
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #2
VanillaRhapsody Nov 2012 #3
uncle ray Nov 2012 #8
Matariki Nov 2012 #4
msongs Nov 2012 #5
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #6
Zorra Nov 2012 #7

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:53 PM

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.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:58 PM

2. I go under the razor blade daily to avoid having a moustache.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:16 PM

3. ^^^ looks like porn star moustache to me!

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:58 AM

8. not any porn star who has worked in the last 3 decades.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. Mustache implants!

I just find those two words together kind of funny, lol!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:23 PM

5. looks like sadaam hussein and joe stalin, 2 very manly role models nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:35 PM

6. I'm surprised that any mid east male has a facial hair shortage!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:33 AM

7. Masculine virility, wisdom and maturity?

hmmm...



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