The buds were set, so surgery was not advised. Bloom on little harbingers of Spring!
The other turkey platter sized succulent posted earlier HERE is an Aeonium called "Cyclops". This one is almost as big around. In drought times, you have to love these plants. They are beautiful things!
PS. I've learned how to backtrack here to post links. This could very dangerous for readers so beware! I could go wild with it!!