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Old April 26 2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

Do you think that our medical technology is currently advanced enough so that someone can have plastic surgery to get a Bajoran nose? Have you ever heard of any Trek fans that did that? I just randomly wondered this the other day (been rewatching DS9). Don't worry, I have no desire to have plastic surgery and get a Bajoran nose. lol
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Old April 26 2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

I would tend to think not.
The skin on our heads is fairly thick when you include all the layers of the epidermis and dermis and the fatty layer and any implant would have to be below the fatty layer. So, you wouldn't get the definition needed to show the ridges, and it would look more like a lump.

The closest thing I've heard of to a star trek alien plastic surgery procedure is vulcan ears.
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Old April 26 2012, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

yes I think you could.

If they can make micheal jackson white, then surely anything is possible.
To create the ridges it would mean having some sort of template inserted i wouldimagine though
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Old April 26 2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

Would any surgeon actually do that?
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Old April 26 2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

they make people look like barbies. why wouldn't they?

and by that I'm not referring to reputable surgeons. but I imagine you could find someone.
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Old April 26 2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

You could, but you'd look stupid.
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Old April 26 2012, 10:34 PM   #7
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

Ro_Laren wrote: View Post
Do you think that our medical technology is currently advanced enough so that someone can have plastic surgery to get a Bajoran nose? Have you ever heard of any Trek fans that did that? I just randomly wondered this the other day (been rewatching DS9). Don't worry, I have no desire to have plastic surgery and get a Bajoran nose. lol
Indeed, the problem w/that nose bridge area is the subcutaneous layer (fatty layer) isn't that much (or at all).
Step-like layering would be problematic. Also, scar tissue would form and prolly make it look bad and wouldn't be surprised if gravity would eventually force the ridges into a U-shape. I'm sure there are prosthetics
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Old April 27 2012, 01:16 AM   #8
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

Even if you could get plastic surgery to make your nose look like a Bajoran's, imagine the looks you'd get from people.

I remember hearing a story about how during a break in DS9 filming, Nana Visitor went out shopping while still in her Major Kira make-up, and a saleslady asked, "Oh you poor dear, what happened to your nose? ".
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Old April 27 2012, 01:25 AM   #9
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

I saw a guy once that looked like a bolian.....




he was suffocating at the time .
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Old April 27 2012, 01:42 AM   #10
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

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Even if you could get plastic surgery to make your nose look like a Bajoran's, imagine the looks you'd get from people.

I remember hearing a story about how during a break in DS9 filming, Nana Visitor went out shopping while still in her Major Kira make-up, and a saleslady asked, "Oh you poor dear, what happened to your nose? ".
I heard she drove herself to a walk-in clinic for something minor and they immediately assumed she was there because of a traumatic nose injury
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Old April 27 2012, 01:45 AM   #11
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

was there a case of something similar when another star left because of an emergency while in make up.
Think it was quark/armin going home for something.
Think i recall this from the ds9 extras
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Old April 27 2012, 03:03 AM   #12
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

That was during the Northridge earthquake of 1994. It was during the filming of Profit and Loss.
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Old April 27 2012, 08:16 PM   #13
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

That's hilarious! I can't believe that someone would really think that Trek make-up would really look realistic (i.e. like a bad accident). I've never seen anyone in Trek make-up in person, so I don't know how realistic it looks in person. Though of course you can think of the countless examples of Trek aliens that had really bad fakey make-up jobs!
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Old April 30 2012, 09:48 AM   #14
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

Eric Cheung wrote: View Post
That was during the Northridge earthquake of 1994. It was during the filming of Profit and Loss.
cheers eric, knew i was not imagining it
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Old April 30 2012, 10:33 AM   #15
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Re: Can you have plastic surgery to get the Bajoran nose?

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Would any surgeon actually do that?
People have had surgery to make themselves look more like animals. I would imagine someone out there has already done the Bajoran nose.
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