Before I had my first OHS in 1966 the surgeon offered me a choice. Would you like me to open the front of your chest or to enter from the left side and back. I picked the side and back, as being a 15 year old I was very interested in the opposite sex and did not want to turn them off with a scar in the front. I know I was vain, but my excuse was YOUTH. Any members offered that choice or was it just an Irish thing.