Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Plastic surgery



I've been joking a lot lately about the second head that I'm growing - No, I'm not turning into a Zaphod Beeblebrox lookalike or anything, I just have this lump in the middle of my forehead that won't disappear.

My GP diagnosed it as a sunspot thingie and froze it with liquid nitrogen back in July, but it stubbornly hung around. So today I consulted a plastic surgeon, who agreed that it's probably a solar keratosis.... although there's a very insignificant risk of it being a skin cancer. Anyway, whatever it is, of course he's desperate to get busy with his scalpel. So next month I'm off for a day procedure to have it cut out.

Turns out, I'm lucky it's kind of a horizontal shape, since that means the scar will sort of fade into the lines on my face. *ahem* Not that I have any of those. I'm also lucky that it's smack-bang right in the middle of my face, rather than to one side, as there's no chance of ending up with wonky eyebrows.

Sheesh. This guy's a plastic surgeon; you'd think he'd be able to smooth OUT the wrinkles, lift sagging eyelids, tighten things up....you know, generally make me more gorgeous. Or does Medicare not cover that? Hmm...

6 comments:

Debstar said...

At least when it's on your forehead you can hide the scar with a fringe. A number of years back I had one cut out from the side of my nose which required 6 stitches. No way of hiding that one. I have some more gruesome work to be done to my nose next month that I am definitely not looking forward to.

I reckon the plastic surgeon probably thought you were so hot you don't need any of that other junk.

Raechelle said...

Well good luck with that!
Yes, the plastic surgeon definitely thinks you have many years to go before needing any of that other stuff...:-)

ss2306 said...

Fuck you're funny!

Just wanted to say that. I needed a laugh this arvo. It's been a tiring day.

LizN said...

Good luck with your brand new head. Who knows maybe he'll do a deal like mine did lol!

Annie@A View On Design said...

gee I had to laugh when you wrote that it would blend into one of your forehead lines - not exactly something we ladies want to ever say really!!! lol Good luck with it tho, and def ask him what else he can offer you whilst your on the bench and out of it!!! I would...

Michelle said...

A few years ago I had a lump taken out of my breast and I said to the surgeon then that maybe he could give me an enlargement at the same time. He didn't find that funny at all.

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