This is true, which is why I am not opposed to the kinds of good folks who go overseas to fix the mouths of harelipped children so that the society they grow up in will not look at them as outcasts. And frankly, elective plastic surgery is no sin. It's just grossly unnecessary most of the time.Nekken wrote:What you say, Paddy, is true as far as it goes. Making peace with oneself and one's appearance is important, and feeling loved is part of that. However, the fact remains that other people do notice one's appearance. It's hard not to; even Lilly, although she experiences appearances in a different way from sighted people, still forms her own opinions.
As one guy pointed out, some people just go crazy for big noses.One of the big tricks here is to keep in mind that different things will flatter different body types, find what flatters one's own, and learn to work with it.
I myself like big, beautiful women, women with glasses, women who are much taller or shorter than me. And I definitely have no problems with pettankos if they're the right age.
Both of these are good suggestions, I think. Sometimes it's just a matter of a little bodily feng-shui.I suggested an off-the-forehead hairstyle, for example, because it would reduce the dominance of her nose, which in turn would bring out the rest of her face. Cheaper than rhinoplasty, but easier to undo if it doesn't work out. Someone else mentioned lighter glasses: this would also help, though it's more expensive than changing one's hairstyle.