7 People Who No Longer Look Human After Extreme Body Transformations
The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures are Botox, breast augmentation and liposuction.
But some people are pushing their obsession with physical appearance to new, weird frontiers.
The following individuals have each gone to such extremes that they no longer look human. Or at least, not like the humans they were born as.
Jocelyn Wildenstein is a New York socialite. After going through a nasty divorce with ex-husband Alec Wildenstein, she went through extensive plastic surgery.
It was reported that she requested more 'cat-like' features because her ex-husband loved big cats.
2. Maria Jose Cristerna
She is known as the "Vampire Lady," but it wasn't an obsession with vampires that inspired Maria Jose Cristerna's extreme makeover.
The lawyer and mother describes her procedures as self-empowering, freeing her from her abusive past.
Maria has now re-invented herself into her current 'warrior' form, thanks to hundreds of tattoos, titanium horns embedded in her skull and extensive piercings all over her body.
3. Erik Sprague
Profiled in Ripley's 'Believe It Or Not,' Erik Sprague has literally become 'The Lizardman.'
He has endured over 700 hours of tattooing ('from head to toe'), has subdermally implanted Teflon studs above his eyebrows, filed and pointed teeth, and a bifurcated tongue.