Shannon Larratt was a child when he first dreamed about modifying his body. When his father would make pizza and sit with him to watch Star Trek, Larratt was captivated by the diverse looks of people from other worlds. He was particularly taken with the forehead ridges.
In Larratt’s ideal world, “Everyone looks interesting, everyone looks different.” So when body modification artist Steve Haworth invented a way to implant jewelry under human skin, Larratt jumped on the opportunity.Subdermal implants became popular in the community of extreme body modification.
The process creates a raised area on the skin in a shape of the artist’s choosing. The effect is dramatic: Implants can be most any form you can think of, from Star Trek ridges and small horns, to little stars and hearts sprayed across the chest. Many people with body modifications have combined their implants with tattoos to create often beautiful or terrible effects.
Today, at least 50,000 people worldwide have artistic implants, estimates Larratt, who now runs BMEZine, one of the biggest online communities in the body modification world. link
Do you think you could ever be fanatical enough to actually permanently wear a costume. We mean, change the way you look “surgically” to have a costume?
Apparently if you really like the “elf” look, you can have your ears surgically changed to have points infused in them. Dr. Lajos Nagy, a New York plastic surgeon, has created a surgical procedure to make your ears pointy. According to the doctor, who will now be known as Dr. Delirious, these are going to be very popular.
“A newfangled extravagance is spreading amongst the music-lover youngsters of New York, which, after invading America, is sure to conquer the whole world. Ears becoming pointed as a result of plastic surgery not only enhance the attractiveness of the face, but also improve the experience of listening to music.“. link
A transdermal (percutaneous) implant falls somewhere between a single-hole pocketing and an implant. The simplest way to describe it is as a labret stud with the flat part under the skin, or “a piercing without an exit.” The visual effect is that of jewelery (a bead, spike, etc.) that appears to be screwed right into the body. link
Tongue splitting, also known as forking the tongue, is one of the newest trends. In this procedure, the tongue is divided from the tip toward the back of the tongue for about 3 to 5 cm (1-2 inches), according to patient preference. The result is a bisected tongue, not unlike that of a lizard’s tongue. link
The technique, called abdominal etching, is a kind of precision liposuction. The doc sucks out the fat that’s standing between the patient and, if everything goes well, the six-pack.
The suction six-pack costs between $4,000 and $7,000 and is only suitable for certain patients, Aldo Benjamin Guerra, the Arizona plastic surgeon who authored the abstract, told us. “I probably turn down about twice as many patients as I work on,” he said.
“You have to have a certain amount of fat. If you have too little or too much you’re not going to get the definition.” link
It’s true. Pecs and calves are all being implanted into the bodies of blokes who are not exactly over the moon with their natural given curves (or lack of them). While Johnny “Drama” Chase’s character in the hit HBO show Entourage claimed he wanted nothing more in life than a pair of new calf implants – and apparently it saves about four hours a week at the gym – We are not so sure how many Aussie men would opt for such a procedure .link