The new trend in body modification? Bagel heads - injecting saline solution into the forehead to create a temporary bagel-like shape.
The bagel head procedure was brought to Japan in 2007 by Keroppy Maeda, after he first saw it done in Canada by pioneer Jerome Abramovitch. Since that time, he performs it approximately 10 times a year at special occasions such as underground fetish parties. The procedure involves the subject taking a 300-400 cc medical-grade saline injection to the forehead over a period of two hours, which is then often given a depression in the center, leading to the "bagel head" name. According to Maeda, "The body absorbs it over time so by the next morning it just goes back to normal"