Everyone's beautiful on the inside, but that's probably just what ugly people say. To truly let the beauty out, sometimes you have to go under the knife. So forget boob jobs, liposuction, and tummy tucks - to make yourself *truly* unique, consider these 8 extremely unusual plastic surgeries:
1. Perma-Smile or Mouth Corner Lift
No, we're not talking about implanting a piece of cheese on your face. Take a look at her lips - notice the perma-smile?
The first entry in this list is inspired by the viral spread of the photo of this lovely young woman who wanted to
have a Joker-worthy smile turn her perma-frown upside down into a perma-smile. The surgical procedure is called the "Smile Lipt" mouth corner surgery by AOne plastic surgery clinic in South Korea.
Doctor Kwon Taek Keun of the clinic told ABC News:
"When mouth corners are lifted up, a bright and gentle image is created, and the uplifted mouth corners create a bright and jolly appearance. When corners lift up during a conversation, the person appears sincere and confident.” [...]
"People who come to receive this procedure are people with sagging mouth corners, asymmetrical mouth corners, and people who have no confidence in their smiles. This costs them $2000."
2. Forehead Augmentation
(Yes, this one above is photoshopped, but you can see a real before/after photos here)
Forget breast augmentation - here comes forehead augmentation! If you've got bony protrusion near the eybrows, tilted forehead, flat forehead, hollow forehead or - God forbid - wide forehead, you can get that fixed.
Or you could go the other way. Up to you:
Ain't nothing wrong with her forehead
- Liutenant Worf
3. Eyelash Transplant
"Eyelash transplantation does for the eyes what breast augmentation does for the figure," said Doctor Alan J. Bauman as we told you in this 2006 Neatorama post. There is, however, one side effect that to be aware of: transplanted eyelashes continue to grow, so you'd need to routinely trim or curl them.
4. Cankle Lipo
Cankles are the new muffin-tops, and if you've got them, be thankful that there is now a surgical procedure to zap them: the cankle lipo.
But according to this article by Diane Mapes over at NBC News, it may not be such a good idea:
“The ankle is a tough area,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger, a board certified dermatologist from Omaha, Neb. “There’s not a lot of fat there but there are a lot of nerves and blood vessels and the lymphatics that allow fluid to drain are somewhat less available in that area. Trauma to them can lead to swelling which leads to a prolonged recovery.” As Schlessinger puts it, “There are so many other areas where tumescent liposuction performs brilliantly. But this isn’t one of them.”
5. Palm Line Surgery
Your palm lines speak of misfortunes? Don't accept your fate! Change it ... with plastic surgery! John told us of the brave new worlds of Palm Line Surgery, where doctors will "reformat" your palm to bring better luck.
6. Earlobe Lift
Love wearing HUGE earrings? No wonder that your earlobes sag and stretch over the years. That's why you need this: earlobe lift. Good Morning America's Lindsey Davis explains this curious beauty trend [Self-starting video clip]
7. Six Pack Surgery
Photo: Dr. John Millard - via CBS News
Why bother working out when you can let a plastic surgeon sculpt your abs? Like we posted before on Neatorama, the six pack abs is possible without all those pesky sit-ups!
8. Toe-besity: Slim Down Your Fat Toes
Don't forget your toes! If you've got fat, stubby toes, there's help. New York-based podiatrist Dr. Oliver Zong talked to Good Morning America about his specialty: slimming down people's fat toes.
"When people first started asking, I said 'What?'" said Zong, who is surgical director at NYC FootCare. "We were mostly doing toe shortenings in the begining."
Now, he said, more and more people are zoning in on the smaller details of their feet, like the width of their toes.