A fantasy fanatic who splashed $60,000 transforming himself into a real life elf has revealed his brand new ears to the world.
Luis Padron, 26, has been determined to transform himself into a mythical creature since his teens after finding solace and acceptance away from bullies in the fantasy world.
To achieve the dream, he's had liposuction on his jaw, a rhinoplasty, full body hair removal, laser skin bleaching, eye colour changing, a vampiric hairline op and more.
Last week in Los Angeles, California, Luis went under the knife to have his ears cut apart and reshaped to resemble the pointy personification of an elf.
This follows shortly after flying to specialists in Korea to have his jaw broken, filed and screwed back together into a diamond shape, similar to an anime character.
Since his appearance alterations, he feels more comfortable in his skin and after fully healing he hopes to be cast in the new Lord of the Rings TV series as an elf.
Luis, a cosplay merchandiser, said: ‘These surgeries were necessary to become the fantasy being I want to be, now I feel closer than ever.
‘I feel a little bit of pain here and there, but it's common considering how recent my surgeries are.
‘The V-line jaw surgery was performed by Dr Park of ID Hospital and consists of breaking, filing, and screwing the jaw to give it a perfect diamond shape.
‘After all the swelling goes down, I will look like an anime character, that's what I asked the doctors for, an unreal fantasy jawline.'
The ear-modification surgery was done by another specialist - Dr Cristian Perez Latorre.
‘He was very famous in Argentina as a celebrity surgeon, he cut my ears and then stitched them to make them pointy,' Luis explained.
‘When all the swelling goes down, the ears heal, and my vampire hairline starts growing more strong, I will start bleaching my hair and skin again.
‘The final shape will take a long time, because the same as the jawline, it takes months to heal but then finally I will start feeling like an elf.’
While he is still healing, Luis says he feels closer than ever to his dream.
‘I hope I can have a role in the Lord of the Rings TV series - with that, my dream of being an elf would become a reality,’ he says.
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