The new Japanese youth fashion fad, "bagel head", induced with saline injections to the forehead carries inherent risks of infection and even meningitis, a respected skin specialist has warned.
The body modification fashion craze came to light in an episode of the Taboo cable TV programme, produced by National Geographic.
It showed three Japanese teenagers receiving a saline injection of around 400ml in the forehead, which then swelled up. A thumb is then pressed into the centre, creating the "bagel", or doughnut, shape. The process takes around two hours.
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