Colonel Gaddafi is Insecure About His Looks


Apparently crazy Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, is insecure about his receding hairline and sagging face (Um, don’t you have bigger things to worry about, Gaddafi?).

In 1994, at the age of 53, Colonel Gaddafi underwent a plastic surgery makeover that included hair transplants and a facelift.

Brazilian plastic surgeon Fabio Nakkash and Eliasir Ribeiro of Rio de Janeiro were brought into Libya to perform the surgeries on Gaddafi in 1994 and forgot about the unusual trip until Gaddafi popped up in the news recently. reports:

The plastic surgeons headed to Bab al-Azizia where Gaddafi’s military barracks are located in the southern suburbs of the capital Tripoli, and told him that he needed a facelift and hair implants but without general anesthesia.

“Make me look as young as a 28-year-old man,” Gaddafi told us. He wanted to start at midnight, but we said we preferred to start at 8:00 pm. He agreed, but was five hours late so we finished at 5:00 am.”

After Ribeiro was done with the facelift, Nakkash worked on the hair implant by taking vesicles from the nape of his neck and implanting them one by one in the front scalp and on the sides.

A year later, the two doctors visited Gaddafi once more to make sure that the results of the operation were as desired by the Libyan leader.

“We ensured that his skin was tight and his hair is no longer falling. We never saw him again and I forgot about him until he reappeared in the current events.”

Although Gaddafi looks old again and his wrinkles returned, Nakkash expressed his relief that his hair is still not falling.

“His hair is the most important thing for me and as far as I can see, it has been thick and good since the time of the operation,” he concluded jokingly.

More pictures of Gaddafi before and after plastic surgery:

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One Comment

  • avatar Albert says:

    Everybody can see that the photo of Gaddafi called “before” is a recent photo, and the photo called “after”, is much older. Besides, how to eat hamburger duuring an operation in the face, with local anesthesia?

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