July 5, 2004
A young man in eastern China is having plastic surgery to make his ears look like an alien's, a newspaper reports.
The man from Nanjing, Jiangsu province, went to doctors saying he was unhappy with the shape of his ears and wanted pointy ears like a creature from another planet.
Doctors tried to talk him out of the idea but he insisted on going ahead with the plastic surgery, the Hong Kong edition of the China Daily newspaper said.
He told surgeons he plumped for the alien look because he wanted to have "a more interesting shape" to his ears, the newspaper said.