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To Mole or Not To Mole? That Is the Question

One of my good friends recently got braces to correct a slight gap in his front teeth. When I saw the braces the first thing I asked was, "Why would you do that?" From my perspective, I've always found his flawed smile an endearing and signature part of his character (similar to how I feel about Lauren Hutton's or Madonna's tooth-gap).

It goes without saying that I feel similarly about Sarah Jessica Parker's chin mole, which she just had removed for cosmetic and not medical reasons. I'm all for freedom of choice, but if she were a friend of mine, I'd have told her to rock that mole indefinitely. Where do you stand on the issue? Are small flaws beautiful or would you "fix" them too?


hamster101 hamster101 5 years
I'm 14 years old and have a mole on my chin, I've thought about having it removed many times but I'm worried about the reactions of the people I know if I have it removed. I want it removed because I feel very self concious about it and whenever people have a conversation about moles or mention mine I get very embarrassed and feel like everyone is staring at it.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Kudos to her for doing what makes her feel happy. I'm sure she hated seeing herself on SATC with the mole if she hated it so much. I am always on the removal side. My SIL has a nasty mole that grows really long hairs out of it and she hates it but won't remove it because she doesn't want to be judged.
plasticine1 plasticine1 9 years
sorry, opted for REMOVAL, if you've ever had a huge mole on your face you'd know it's uncomfortable to feel like people are staring at it. i'm all for overcoming adversity, but we're not talking rhinoplasty here
Bluefemme Bluefemme 9 years
I always thought her mole was discusting. She should of removed it years ago.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
She looks like a drag queen in those pictures.
LovebirdsFlying LovebirdsFlying 9 years
I hate, positively despise, my chin. It juts out and has a huge dimple in it that some people like to call an "ass-chin." If I could afford to have it fixed, I'd do so in a heartbeat. And if SJP felt the same way about that mole, she has the right to have it removed.
classiskit classiskit 9 years
I have many moles on both my face and body. I've had many removed on my body for cancer purposes, but none on my face. Most on my face are small, but I do have a beauty mark on my cheek that I love. I would never get rid of it unless my dr. told me I had too. You can kind of see it in my profile picture.
peptor85 peptor85 9 years
I think the most important thing when someone you know has something "fixed" is to be sensitive and nonjudgemental about their choice to have it done. I once had a small feature on my face altered and I couldn't believe the reactions from my friends, they told me I shouldn't have had it done which I thought was rude. Exclaiming "Why did you do that?!" as soon as you see someone's altered appearance is not tactful and can make them feel bad!
DCStar DCStar 9 years
I had two moles on my back removed. They got in the way and constantly made me worry about them, and I feel a thousand times better with them gone. I have a little tiny mole on my face that I've thought about removing as well, but i'm more hesitant as it may scar!
lms lms 9 years
I have a mole on my right cheek in the exact same spot that my mother did. Her's was black and she got it removed at the suggestion of her doctor. Mine is flesh color. I have no intentions of removing it at this time. If it starts to grow or change then I probably will. My husband thought it was a huge pimple when he first met me. As far as the gap goes. I have a small one as well. I wore braces to correct overcrowding on the bottom mostly, but also to close a gap. It closed and as long as I wear my retainers for the rest of my life it will stay closed. However, I am not willing to wear a retainer forever so it opens up the same day if I take of my retainer. I guess I could get the gum removed in between, but it is not that important to me. It has not detracted from my looks at all.
cyang cyang 9 years
It really depends on the mole. but i can't stand crooked/gapped teeth and i disagree with people who say it's part of their signature look.
leanneluvsu leanneluvsu 9 years
I think its a shame that in today's society, a person cannot have their ethnic features embraced without being considered ugly. Sarah J. was never the conventional image of "white" from the get-go and its sad that men cannot respect that. It is not a crime that she doesn't look like Heidi Klum and she shouldn't feel pressured to. When they voted her he ugliest woman I know that had to hurt. I wouldn't be surprised if all of this negative view of her beauty stems from self-hate. Its probably some jewish guy who's voting one of his own as ugly simply because she doesn't fit the traditional mold. Love yourselves, y'all. Whether its dark skin, tight eyes, a big nose or a mole. Its yours and you only have one. Make it work for you.
naked_american naked_american 9 years
I have a beauty mark on my cheek that developed when I was probably about 12-14 years old (honestly can't remember!). I'm 25 now and thinking about getting it removed. It has never really bothered me, but I think it might be getting bigger, which is a concern. In response to people who are saying that facial moles are "ugly," I would ask you to think about what you're saying and who you might be offending. Maybe you don't find them attractive, but it's attitudes like these that make women like Sarah Jessica Parker have moles removed...
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I say fix it early or leave it. As for SJP - the fact that she had it for this long, I don't understand why she got rid of it now!?!
missyd missyd 9 years
I know personally it would bother me to have that on my face. If she did it purely for herself, then I say go ahead and remove if you want to. It's HER face.
SoBourjois SoBourjois 9 years
It bothered me. (lol)
mnp mnp 9 years
I voted undecided. It depends on the mole/gaps etc. On some people, it's glamorous and different. And on others, it looks odd. My aunt had a mole on the middle of her chin which just looked weird all together. She had it removed recently.
MzShanon MzShanon 9 years
Didn't you read this > "Sarah Jessica Parker's chin mole, which she just had removed for cosmetic and not medical reasons." It was removed for COSMETIC purposes! Anyway I think it is a signature look for her including her nose. She shouldn't change the way she looks because that is what she is known for but whatever floats your boat i guess...
orisugar orisugar 9 years
I think she may have taken it off for a medical reason. Moles can become cancerous if they're allowed to grow. I had a mole on my back that I had removed because my aunt who is a dermatologist said it's best if I removed it. She didn't charge me, so I know she did it out of true concern than making money.
smiley13tree smiley13tree 9 years
i think that mole makes her really unique!
daniemre daniemre 9 years
remove that thing
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
I usually really like moles - I have a family one on my cheek (but it's the flat kind that looks like a beauty mark) that I love, and I always say that moles and beauty marks are like a decoration for your face - like I love Cindy Crawford's and all of Rachel McAdams', but I think it depends on the person. I personally never liked SJP's, but then I have a friend who has a mole at the top of her nose (I know that sounds bad, but she is so beautiful) and I love how it looks on her. However, I think if it's something that really bothers you and you have the means, go ahead...
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
I don't know why she waited after the SATC movie.. that thing looked like a mountain on screen....
tkmn tkmn 9 years
I also think cost is a major issue. There is a difference between going into debt to fix a few moles and spending 0.000001% of your disposable income. When you're at a point when risking your financial future for minor cosmetic adjustments seems like a good idea, you might need to have a sit down with somebody and re-evaluate your priorities. However, I think wanting to fix a few things at no great personal cost is fine.
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