Bagel head surgery trend on rise in Japan | The Sun |News

Bagel head surgery trend on rise in Japan | The Sun |News.


Says customer of ‘bagel head’ surgery

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Bagel head … a woman has undergone two hours attached to a drip to create the odd look

Once his forehead is fully swollen and he has had the bagel’s “hole” pressed into it he looks in the mirror.

On seeing his “bagel head” reflection he smiles and says: “Oh sweet buttery bagels, I’m impressed.

“I look delicious.”

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‘I look delicious’ … happy customer

The strange trend was initially sparked by the photographer and journalist Keroppy in 1999.

He told Vice magazine: “I happened to meet Jerome, who was the person who pioneered saline infusions.

“We stayed in contact, then eventually I experienced saline with him in 2003 and he gave me permission to bring it to Japan.”

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Injection … the needle attached to the saline pierces the skin

Keroppy – real name Ryoichi Maeda — set up a team in Tokyo to perform infusions on other people in 2007.

He said fans of the procedure enjoy “saline parties” about twice a year, and some take their “bagel head” to clubs and fetish parties.

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Swelling … the process takes two hours to complete

The saline injections can be done on any part of the body — some people have even had “scrotal infusions”.

And bagel heads are not the most extreme form of body art in Japan.

Keroppy added: “There are practices that are far more extreme, for example, ear pointing, navel removal, amputation, Japanese traditional body suit tattoos…”

Inspiration … bagels

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