Historical revisionism with rhinoplasty (nose job)

Historical revisionism with rhinoplasty (nose job)
by Ari Siletz

It's not just Iranian women any more;  Increasingly our men are having their noses done too. Which made me ask myself...


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by Mash Ghasem on

Ari jan,  I would really like to see all the boys in drag, if you could.

I won't mind if you don't include Mosadegh in that, and excluded, cheers

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by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Ari Siletz

Some replies

by Ari Siletz on

Darius: Stephen Fry makes his point eloquently.  National "nose jobs" don't change the character of a people. 

Yolanda: Thanks for the link to the Esfehan carriage driver. Looks like his horse hada muzzle job too. Seems too short for a modern Iranian horse--though not for ancient ones.    

ROTPC: I see your point about nose and power image. Reza Shah's face has a stronger quality of authority before the nose job.  The clever Mossadegh looks like he had the operation done in reverse to look more fatherly with a bigger nose.

JJ: Glad you liked the post. The inclination to drift comes from following one's nose. How do you translate that English expression into Farsi? Sorry, drifting again. 











by Rastin on

Every time I see this picture of Kooroshe Kabir, I always take a moment to look at his helmet. I wish I could say more about it, than just pointing out that I find it pretty (I'm not even sure it really existed).

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

I love how your mind drifts :)))


A way of self-injury

by radius-of-the-persian-cat on

Dear Darius, It makes me very sad to hear that people can be ashamed of their sharp noses. The attempt to "correct" it to resemble japanese manga figures is a regrettable and irreversible damage to the personality. Large, sharp noses were always seen as a reflection of a strong character. Therefore it does not come as a surprise they are so common among the Iranians.

In many mythologies the nose was even considered the center of power. Therefore invading troops in ancient times used to break off the noses of statues that portrayed the alien gods and goddesses.

What comes as a relief: a corrected nose can not be inherited to the next generation. Therefore, the iranian people will maintain this genetic treasure for future times.



by yolanda on

The guy had a nose job, not afraid to show it:


Darius Kadivar

Ari jan That's Why I've always been against Cosmetic changes ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on