As Batman, Bruce takes a serious whoopin' regularly enough. In some canons his cowl probably offers some protection but as any UFC fighter's face will tell you, a career in fist fights will inevitably cause you some disfiguring injuries.

Also, Batman often fights the likes of Bane, Clayface and Killer Croc, super powered villains that pack a stronger punch than any normal human.

Do we ever see Bruce getting re-constructive surgery to keep his handsome face handsome? I feel like Batman wouldn't care how he looked, but Bruce is expected to.

I'm talking about purely cosmetic surgery here.

Possibly related: How does Bruce Wayne mask Batman's injuries between beatings?, but this question makes no mention of Bruce possibly going under the knife to repair any facial injuries.

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    This is a really weird question.. I like it.
    – Stormie
    Aug 17, 2015 at 13:39
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    @RaceBannon you're no fun. You could apply similar logic to every question on this site...
    – Daft
    Aug 17, 2015 at 16:51
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    @RaceBannon I think you misunderstand the question. I'm asking if we ever actually see it or if it's ever referenced in some way. I'm not asking for an explanation of how his injuries heal. There's a clear difference. There's been so many Batman story arcs, I'm curious if someone has mentioned it somewhere, like Bruce had to get corrective surgery in time for an important social engagement. U get me?
    – Daft
    Aug 17, 2015 at 17:06
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    @RaceBannon seems like you don't understand the question. re-constructive surgery to keep his handsome face handsome... you keep posting pics of topless Batman, but the OP is clearly enquiring about facial scars / surgery.
    – Ingu Shama
    Aug 17, 2015 at 22:09
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    @PaulD.Waite I feel as if his tough guy image would take a hit if his catchphrase was Not in the face, punk. :D
    – Daft
    Sep 30, 2015 at 15:09

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This probably isn't what you're looking for, but it seems the answer is no.

I've performed lots of research and have been unable to find any instance of Bruce Wayne under-going facial surgery to hide or fix injuries he received while crime-fighting.

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