Floral Sculpture Clinic

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The Netherland's "Floral Sculpture Clinic," located online at www.floralsculptureclinic.nl, claims to offer mainstream clients the ability to wear a piece of 3D-bodyart, a floral implant constructed of a special material that they claim integrates with the body:

A Floral Structure bone implant is a substitute, an engineered bone tissue, rationally designed and bio-compatible. Currently available Floral Sculpture bone substitutes, used for implants, are truely bone-like. They are biodegradable scaffolds with growth factors, to induce the growth of new bone tissues. This is a totally dissolving tissue. Floral Sculpture implants are ideal for cosmetic purposes because of their natural feeling. Floral Sculpture is the first implant that will create a symbioses between natural bone and engineered/manufactured bone tissue.
The healing process of these bone implants, is a natural integration of Floral Sculpture in the human bone structure. It is facilitated by the absorbable material, which renders a second surgical intervention unnecessary, and as such, increases the benefit while minimalising the treatment costs. After apprx. 7 to 8 weeks the implant is fully grown and stuck to the natural human bone structure.

The above is very plausible, certainly inside the range of current medical technology, and the website even shows photos of happy customers wearing their permanent jewelry:

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PHOTOS: Ooievaar Producties

A variety of implants are offered, all based on and reflecting the rich floral culture of the Netherlands:

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PHOTOS: Ooievaar Producties

However, a closer look at the photos suggests that they are doctored, and the domain registration matches a well known Dutch ceramic artist. No phone number is listed for the clinic, and short of a mention in Cosmo, no additional information could be found. It is safe to assume that this is a hoax website, albeit an inspiring — and perhaps prescient — one.

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