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Tongue modification

Surgical procedure to create a long, skinny tongue.
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The first successful tongue transplant was recently performed and this got me to thinking. What if a person wanted to have their tongue lengthened, but without transplant surgery? I devised the following procedure: first the frenulum would have to be cut gaining a small amount of length and fully exposing the ventral midline surface of the tongue. Next, the tongue would be incised along the midline resulting in two side by side flaps of tissue. Each flap would then be futher split and swung out distally in a Z-plasty fashion. The whole incision line would then be resutured resulting in a tongue that would be approx 3 times longer and thinner. The tip could even be left forked for additional effect.
circ_du_greg, Jul 23 2003

Tongue-splitting surgery http://www.usatoday...-13-splitting_x.htm
The prudes are, of course, up in arms. As to the proposal, lengthening per se -might- be novel. [n-pearson, Oct 06 2004]

talks of tongue tissue transfer http://www.halfbake...ea/Penile_20Partner
plug for and by [FarmerJohn, Oct 06 2004]

Not for the faint hearted http://www.google.c...ges?q=forked+tongue
[DrCurry]

The Lizardman http://bmeworld.com...o/bodmod/index.html
BTW he also wants a tail (see Tails For All!) [gnomethang, Oct 06 2004]

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       I think there have to be easier ways to please the wife...
DrCurry, Jul 23 2003
  

       <spits on hanky> cleans DC's dirty mind.
po, Jul 23 2003
  

       We could call it 'The Lickety Split.' (tongue in cheek)
k_sra, Jul 23 2003
  

       I want surgery to get a tongue like that of the snakes. That would be cool.
Pericles, Jul 23 2003
  

       It would work. Open a clinic in Mexico. Might as well pierce your client's zygomatic arches also to make sure he gets on Ricky Lake.
bungston, Jul 23 2003
  

       <crosses legs>Just make sure you tell the Doc *which* frenulum you are talking about.</crosses legs>
gnomethang, Jul 24 2003
  

       Somehow all those links make me squirm. EEEEeeeeee. I just don't like this stuff at all although piercing and tattooing doesn't bother me.
squeak, Jul 24 2003
  

       let's try it out on Jamie Oliver, the so-called Fat-Tongued Menace.
neilp, Jul 24 2003
  

       In the shape of a key so you can unlock your front door with your hands full ?
popbottle, Jan 31 2017
  

       You could perhaps use this as a surgical therapy for people with rhotacism (mis-pronouncing R's as W's). I'm sure we'd all like to help the historian/presenter Lucy Worsley to get her tongue round her R's.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 02 2017
  
      
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