From six-pack abs to gorgeous cheekbones and athletic calves, it’s almost impossible to get the body we want. At least, without plastic surgery.
While plastic surgery may seem like a bit of a stretch (no pun intended) doctors performed more than 1.8 million procedures last year, with this year’s numbers expected to be even higher.
While most of these surgeries are standard facelifts or breast augmentations, some of them are…well, see for yourself.
Here are seven crazy plastic surgeries that people swear by.
1. Instant Abs
Even if you’re a gym rat, getting that sleek, toned look can be a challenge. It takes a body mass index (BMI) of between 15% and 20% to start to see a semblance of a six-pack.
Suffice to say, it can take years to pull off those abs. Enter the latest hit cosmetic surgery: Hi-Def Liposuction.
Liposuction may not be new, but newer sculpting techniques allow doctors to target areas of the stomach which were a challenge before. This includes the area surrounding your abdominal muscles, allowing you to get washboard abs in one surgery.
2. Beard Transplants
Not every guy can grow great facial hair. For those who struggle to grow more than peach fuzz, this weird plastic surgery could hold the answer!
Surgeons can take hair follicles from other parts of your body and implant them into your face. The result? Well, it sort of looks like a beard, but it sounds painful enough that we’ll pass.
3. Sleek Cheeks
While cheekbone sculpting has been around since the dawn of plastic surgery, patients are now looking to remove facial fat altogether.
The result is known as buccal fat removal and functions much like liposuction for your cheeks. Through a minimally invasive surgery, doctors trim the fat pads that provide extra puff to the cheeks.
Though it sounds painful, we get why people would want it.
4. Tongue Splitting
While we understand wanting to look slimmer or striving for defined cheekbones, our next surgery is bizarre. And yet it’s more popular than you may expect.
That said, it’s also quite dangerous according to some medical professionals. Recovery from the surgery is quite painful and can lead to some life-threatening infections.
Next time you’re heading off for a night of poker with your buddies, schedule a trip to your local doctor!
Some doctors now specialize in what they refer to as “Pokertox” or Botox that targets your poker face. This weird plastic surgery isn’t guaranteed to make you a better poker player, but at least you won’t worry about that lip twitch or eyebrow raise.
6. The Vampire Facial
Imagine getting a facial injection 300 times. Now imagine finding out the substance you’re getting injected with is blood plasma.
Though the Vampire Facial may sound like something straight out of science fiction, it’s quite real — and quite popular with some of your favorite celebrities. Both Kim Kardashian West and Bar Refaeli undergo treatment regularly to appear younger.
7. Cankle Reduction
Cankle reduction is a newer form of surgery involving liposuction of the ankles. While there are plenty of surgeons with liposuction experience, many find cankle reduction to be a challenge.
As a result, if you’re interested in reducing ankle fat through cosmetic surgery, make sure to go to a body sculpting expert.
Do These Crazy Plastic Surgeries Appeal To You?
There you have it, seven crazy plastic surgeries that people willingly undergo.
What do you think, do any of these surgeries appeal to you? Post a comment below to let us know!
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