Argentinian Man Spends More Than $32,000 On Plastic Surgery To Become A 'Real-life ELF'

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There really is no such thing as crazy anymore, apparently.

A 25-year-old Argentinian man from Buenos Aires has reportedly spent over $32,000 in an attempt to transform himself into — wait for it — an elf.

Luis Padron, 25, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who has been obsessed with the world of elves, angels and, fantasy beings for long time decided to look like his favorite otherworldly characters and started bleaching his hair and skin.

Since then, he has almost spent more than $32,000 (£25,000) on surgery including liposuction on his jaw, a nose job, full body hair removal and operations to change his eye color,  but his quest is not over yet.

Luis Padron also spends over $5,000 per month on different specialist creams, dyes, treatment, and SPF 100 sunscreen.

Next on Padron’s list ito become a complete elf is surgery to make his ears pointed, the removal of four ribs, a face and eye lift, “hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline and a limb lengthening operation to make him 6ft 5in tall.”

The 25-year-old, who sells cosplay merchandise, said: "I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate."

“I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what… I want to have my ears cut to become pointy like an elve's, my jaw to look more sharp like a diamond, a face-lift, and an eye-lift to give my eyes a cat-like shape.”

“I am also consider having muscle implants too,” he continued, adding that “There’s also a 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.”

Mr. Padron fell in love with the fantasy genre during his early teenage years while struggling with bullies who mocked him because of he dyed his hair and the fact that he had a different fashion sense.

But by the end of high school, he claimed his quirkiness led to him being admired, which further fueled his desire to be different.

He added: "I was bullied as a child and as an escape, I would submerge myself in fantasy movies like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, as well as other fantasy tales. 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."

At the age of 14, he was determined to undergo surgery to look more like an elf and six years later he went under the knife for the first time.

At the age of 14, he was determined to undergo surgery to look more like an elf and six years later he went under the knife for the first time.
At the age of 14, he was determined to undergo surgery to look more like an elf and six years later he went under the knife for the first time.

He recalled: "It was the start that led me to decide this was the direction I wanted my life to go in, the recovery was painful and slow but I was happy with how I looked. I didn't care for how much it hurt because it allowed me to get one step closer to my dream of what I want to become."

"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."

"I use make-up to enhance my features so they are more angelic and wear clothing that's more stylish or antique. I consider myself trans-species, in the same way, transgender people feel, I need to become how I feel inside, I don't expect people to understand but I ask they respect it."

Additionally, he underwent medically unapproved treatment to change his eye color from a honey brown to a crystal blue - leading to some painful side-effects.

Additionally, he underwent medically unapproved treatment to change his eye color from a honey brown to a crystal blue - leading to some painful side-effects.
Additionally, he underwent medically unapproved treatment to change his eye color from a honey brown to a crystal blue - leading to some painful side-effects.

"It was without anesthesia, was very painful and meant I had to use eye drops and extremely black sunglasses, essentially I became like a vampire with extreme photosensitivity."

"At first even watching stars in the sky was painful but three days later they felt normal again, I don't know how they affect my sight in future. It hasn't turned to a crystal blue color yet, unfortunately, they are currently a grayish color, but I'm still hopeful as I have four more sessions left."

From his unusual looks, he's forged a career in modeling and is even paid to make appearances as a real-life elf at events.

But his lifestyle comes at a cost, with a $5,000 monthly cost to continue bleaching his skin and hair, high sunscreen to prevent his skin from tanning, contact lenses, makeup, and care products.

"I don't consider this an obsession, but in fantasy, you have all of the hope, love, friendship and good feelings," he said.

"This helps me to feel like a good person but in fantasy, you have to be beautiful not only on the inside but the outside too. This has changed my life for good in so many ways, I can't even begin to describe it."

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