WHAT. THE. F***: 'Bagel Head' Injections Trend In Japan

September 27, 2012


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.

  • Don Ball

    Does it cause a culling of the herd? We can only wish.

  • Just one question: What is the purpose of this!???...

  • You can see just how detrimental the procedure can be for your skin, look at all the broken capilliaries on his forehead.

  • Eddie Gustaf
  • Correl Clay

    In the still before the video plays.. I can't help it but I just feel like punching that stupid japanese girl in the face.. LOOK AT THAT IDIOTIC SELF SATISFIED GRIN, YOU WON'T BE SMILING WHEN I POP YOUR FUCKING FOREHEAD!!!!.. Rant over.

  • ZomBBombeR

    Oh and I almost forgot WTF japan! first cat ears and tails and now this shit... lord save us. and by save us I mean end this cycle.

  • ZomBBombeR

    Ok so, firstly I'd like to say WTF, this is in no way attractive or even intriguing and secondly I noticed during the injection proccess that someones blood vessels were starting to break in the skin which means it's getting stretched quite a bit, so if someone say did this once or twice a month could they expect to have a permanent forehead flap within a year or so???

  • Jenny-J

    Crap, I'm on low-carb diet....

  • UncleAngry

    Wow, could any of you be more closed minded? "Eeew, there's something on my computer monitor that I don't understand or partake in therefore who ever is doing it must be killed and their homes systematically destroyed!" I suppose if there was an Apple logo on it you'd all be in line for the next release.

  • spectre99

    i wonder if you can stick them to glass like a suncatcher or a baby on board sign

  • Lwow


  • gubgub

    I hope Wisconsin doesn't hear about this

  • gubgub

    I want to know if it works for the nutsac...it's a path for the BROgmentation community.

  • BMan56

    I found my Halloween costume!

  • osteenq

    I'm not a violent person at all, but that's the kind of thing that would fill me with an insane urge to punch somebody in the forehead (just to see what would happen).

  • ZomBBombeR

    I was thinking if I ever saw someone with one of those in person I'd simply walk up greet them peacefully and then headbutt the shit out of their face until that saline is out of their face, hopefully like a geyser from the injection point.

  • article about the actual history of "Bagel Heads"
    shocker: It was invented in Canada!

  • BMEzine covered this a few years ago, it's a very small niche here in Japan, and is in the US as well. Sorry, not a huge fad, or even a new fad

  • Ryan Ong

    Quick show of hands. Who finds this attractive or erotic? Thanks, I'm doing surveys on blindness and paraphilia.

  • Connor Broderick

    Oh my god what. I am so, SO tolerant of Japan's shenanigans, But it's like they're TRYING to drive me insane. What is this? Who discovered that this could even be a thing? HHHNNG.

  • a man in Canada named Jerome Abramovitch created it for artistic uses

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