WHAT. THE. F***: 'Bagel Head' Injections Trend In Japan
Because Japan prides itself on being on the cutting edge of weird, these saline solution "bagel head" injections are allegedly a growing trend in the country. Thankfully (if there can be a thankfully in this story), the bagel shape only lasts around 16 hours before the saline is absorbed into the body and your forehead returns to normal. This is ridiculous. Call me when you can make me look like Worf from Star Trek for a day.
Here's how it goes down: technicians insert a needle into the forehead and inject about 400 cc of saline to create a forehead-sized blob. (One bagel-ee describes is as feeling like "something's dripping down [his] head" and a "slight stinging sensation.") The practitioner then places his or her thumb into the blob to create the indentation.
Bagel heads -- really? Waffles I could understand. A Pop Tart even, but bagels? They're not even good without cream cheese. At least call them doughnuts. On a side note, would this work to give me temporary boobs for a day? I only ask because I found a bra in my apartment building's laundry room and it's been begging me to wear it. Plus I want to film myself jogging.
Hit the jump for a kind of graphic (needle in forehead) video showing the procedure.
Thanks to cristina and emilio, who both want French toast heads because they actually have taste and decency.