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Veteran star Ian McKellen left a plastic surgeon's office after being told about the dangers of having a facelift.

The 84-year-old actor mulled over going under the knife to alter his appearance - but McKellen had a last-minute change of mind after being warned of what it would entail, reports aceshowbiz.com.

"My face looks older than it did 40 years ago … so what? I wouldn't consider surgery. I did once - I went to see about getting rid of these jowls. The man began telling me what it entailed and said, 'We cut through this muscle.' I was out of there like a shot," the acclaimed star told the Sunday Mirror newspaper.

Despite his fame and success, McKellen actually avoids looking at himself in the mirror. The actor explained that he's simply become "used to being the oldest person" he knows.

He shared, "Actors have to look in the mirror professionally - I never do so at home. I've got used to being the oldest person I know."