A mother whose son made headlines after having plastic surgery for a TV programme burst into tears when she failed to recognise him after his procedures.
Noppajit Monlin applied to Thai TV makeover show Let Me In after years of suffering from a twisted jaw which left him unable to chew.
The 22-year-old said his facial deformity meant he was ignored by his colleagues during their lunch breaks at the factory he works at in Thailand and was depressed about the way he looked, writes The Independent.
Watch the episode below:
Noppajit went under the knife and revealed his dramatic transformation on the show, however, the change in his appearance was so drastic even his own mum couldn’t recognise him.
According to the show, Noppajit had a series of different procedures which included work on his jaw and forehead, eyelid surgery, as well as salivary gland botox injections to fix his excessive drooling problem.
The programme also revealed Noppajit had received skin treatments to get rid of spots and scarring on his face.
When he surprised his mum after his procedures she said she missed his natural face.
She told the cameras:
I really miss him, and I’m not acting.
As his mum broke down in tears, Noppajit asked her:
Mum, do you remember me? Look at me.
Is it you? Is it really you?
Speaking to the programme about his new appearance, Noppajit admitted his look had given him more confidence and said he had since become much more popular.
People say I’m a different person. I feel much better.
Before, people said my face was not normal and society didn’t accept me, now I have more friends.
With his new appearance and popularity, he said he would remain loyal to his girlfriend Tob, a 26-year-old transgender woman he met online before his surgery.
Another man recently made headlines when he had life-changing surgery after years of suffering with elephantiasis in his genitals, which caused them to swell twenty times the average size.
Horace Owiti Opiyo, known as Forence, from Kenya, first noticed a cyst on his genitals back in 2006, when he was just 10-years-old.
He had a procedure to remove the growth in 2007 but the problem re-emerged years later.
You can watch him tell his story of recovery below:
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Over time the cyst caused Forence’s scrotum and penis to grow to almost a metre long and weighing 5kg.
The 20-year-old said:
This thing started very small, like a boil. Then it was the size of my fist. It just continued to grow bigger and bigger.
The pain became increasingly unbearable, so that I couldn’t even walk or sit. I walked as if I had bowed legs.
Scrotal elephantiasis can be caused by a mosquito bite injecting larvae into the bloodstream. The larvae mature into invasive parasitic worms, which block up the body’s drainage system causing a lymphedema, or tissue swelling, and thickening of the skin.
Scans showed nestled deep within Forence’s scrotum were two healthy testicles. His urinary tract was withdrawn in the folds surrounding it.
The hospital scheduled two operations; the first to debulk the scrotum and get rid of the excess mass and the second to reconstruct the penis and fashion it into a more usual shape and size.
Good luck to both men in their futures.