Man spends thousands on surgery – to look like an elf!

2017-08-11 16:32
PHOTO: Instagram/ Luis Padron

PHOTO: Instagram/ Luis Padron

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Luis Padron (25) from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has spent over R 471 000 on cosmetic surgery – just to look like an elf.

Luis, who refers to himself as a ‘trans-species’, became obsessed with fantasy world, and elves in particular, after being bullied as a child.

“People have stared at me ever since I was a teenager, so it's very normal to me now. I like people staring at me and don't care what they think.”

According to Daily Mail, he became determined to look like his favourite mythical creature but at the time, he only bleached his hair and skin.

He currently spends more than R70 000 a month to maintain his looks. He applies specialist creams, dyes and treatments and SPF100 sunscreen to maintain his ethereal complexion.

He’s had liposuction on his jaw, rhinoplasty, full-body hair removal and changed his eye colour.

Luis says he won't stop until he has fully transformed into an elf.

“My aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate. I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what,” Luis told Daily Mail.

He says he is going to have his ears cut to become pointy, sharpen his jaw to look more like a diamond, and get a face-lift and an eye-lift to give his eyes a cat-like shape.

“I am also considering having muscle implants too. There's also surgery to make you taller and I will remove four of my ribs too, so that I can shape my waist to make it thinner.”

Although his love was fuelled by his struggles as a child for being “different”, he only really started getting into it after high school when the mocking stares become those of admiration.

"Over time things changed, older teens liked me because I was unique and that's what encouraged me to start turning what I felt on the inside into a reality.

"I started with cosplay but it wasn't enough, I wanted to change to become my own perception of beauty," he told The Sun.

He went under the knife for the first time at age 20 – and he never looked back.

“The recovery was painful and slow but I was happy with how I looked. I didn't care how much it hurt, because it allowed me to get one step closer to my dream of what I want to become."

He also underwent a medically ‘unapproved’ treatment to change his eye colour from a honey brown to crystal blue.

Luis has since managed to forge a career modelling and selling cosplay items. He’s also part of The Plastics of Hollywood – a talent agency for surgery addicts, real-life dolls and human cartoons.

"I don't consider this an obsession, but a lifestyle. For me reality is cruel, but in fantasy you have all of the hope, love, friendship and good feelings.”


Sources: Daily Mail, The Sun, Toronto Sun 

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