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Elf Ear Surgery: Video of a Woman With Spock-Shaped Ears

Have You Heard? Elf Ear Surgery Is the New Thing

Looking like Mr. Spock might not be every woman's goal, but for Jordan Houtz, it's a dream come true. This young woman has had surgery to make her ears look more pointed, much like an elf's or Vulcan's look. "It was just something I thought would be fascinating," she told Good Morning America.

She's certainly getting attention for this odd body modification, which is performed by people like Steve Haworth. The body modification expert creates the elfin look by severing the ear cartilage and sculpting it upward. The $600 procedure takes 20 minutes, but because Haworth isn't a doctor, he's legally not allowed to give people pain medication during the process. If the procedure goes wrong, cosmetic surgeons say, infection could destroy the entire ear within a matter of days. And if it goes right, well, hope you don't have second thoughts, because it's almost impossible to return the ear to its original shape.

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finch1 finch1 6 years
i've wanted this for a few years now and i had NO idea it was that inexpensive. i'm definitely going to be getting this done when i have the funds, which shouldn't be too long from now. i love everything elven, especially the ears!
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
I will pass but more power to those who want it.
zzleigh zzleigh 6 years
Oh god, I've been thinking about doing this for years. I love it!!
junebrug junebrug 6 years
LOL, Becky. Yeah, people are going to be looking at her the rest of her life thinking "she has deformed ears, that's so sad." To go through something like that with no anesthetic! I got a tattoo and didn't think to take a single Ibuprofen, that's as bad as I ever want anything to get. LOL
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 6 years
Um, April Fool's?
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