Now, here’s something you don’t read about every day: A brief testimonial by the surgeon who gave Libya’s leader a facelift. It is not mentioned, but I would like to know if the rumor is true that Gadhafi was terrified of being assassinated while under anesthesia.

A prominent Brazilian cosmetic surgeon has revealed that he operated on Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi 16 years ago to give him a more youthful look.
“Gadhafi insisted on an imperceptible operation,” said Liacyr Ribeiro, 70, who worked in two Rio clinics and is also said to have performed cosmetic surgery on Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

“I wanted to leave Gadhafi’s face looking very smooth in 1995,” Ribeiro told the Brazilian weekly Epoca.

“He said he had been in power for several years and that he didn’t want young people to see him as old,” he said.

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