As a follow-up to my last post about art implants and body modification, I submit to you the bagel forehead – a craze sweeping the trendier clubs in Japan.
There is one encouraging thing about this practice. If you don’t like it, at least it’s not permanent. It is, however, probably painful. The bulges like the ones you see above are created by the insertion of a needle under the skin through which saline drips to create the bump. Once the selected part is inflated, the person who has been inflated can poke and prod the bulbous part. A popular look is to press a dent into the center, creating the bagel look.
People choose all different types of body parts to inflate, but the forehead is popular because it is so obvious. One drawback is that frequent inflation of one’s forehead can lead to a saggy forehead. The skin can get stretched permanently.
But hey, there’s always Botox, right?