We often feature people in these pages who are a bit outside of the box and have decided to spend thousands of pounds on surgery to get themselves turned into something or someone else, but I think this is the first time anyone has been so obsessed with fantasy novels that they’ve tried to turn themselves into an elf via surgery.
25-year-old Luis Padron from Buenos Aires loves elves so much that he’s spent over £36,000 on surgery to look more like one. His surgeries include developing a widow’s peak hairline like Dracula, rhinoplasty, cheek liposuction, full body hair removal and Botox and fillers.
Here’s what Luis had to say about his transformation:
I was bullied as a child and as an escape I would submerge myself in movies like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, as well as other fantasy tales.
All of my surgeries are fantasy-related and I’ve always had a big forehead that bothered me a lot.
One of the most important parts about being an elf is having long hair, that’s why I decided to reshape my hairline for a more fantasy look and have more hair.
I found someone who could give me the heart-shape and vampiric hairline I wanted and I had a transplant in my forehead.
The shape is like Dracula’s hair and using my own blood will make the hair grow healthier.
Because I want to become a fantasy being, one of the most distinctive parts of an elf and other creatures is that they have extremely long hair, look healthy and look very young.
I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate – I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what.
I consider myself trans-species, in the same way transgender people feel, I need to become how I feel inside, I don’t expect people to understand but I ask they respect it.
I mean I don’t understand it and I think the whole point of an elf is that it’s a fantasy being that doesn’t exist in real life. But if that’s what Luis wants to do to his body and face then I’m not going to stand in his way. I hope it makes him happy.
Luis still has another £68,000 worth of surgery to go so it’s probably going to take a while until he is finally satisfied with his appearance, but let’s hope when he’s through with all of this it gives him the peace he’s looking for and he can go and fight the dragons or be the guest of honour at cosplay conventions or whatever. Fingers crossed.
For more weird surgeries, check out this guy who had 100 surgeries to triple the size of his butt. Seriously.