Brutal Face Scar Heals a Little Each Day in this ‘Selfie-a-Day’ Video with a Painful Twist

This isn’t your standard ‘take a selfie every day’ time-lapse. The typical photo-a-day creation is meant to show subtle changes in appearance happen quickly enough for us to notice them, but there’s nothing subtle about what happen to the gentleman in this video.

From what we can gather, part way through your run-of-the-mill portrait-a-day project, he had a glass smashed into his face “in [an] unprovoked assault by [a] random drunk man.” In other words, he got ‘glassed.’

The injuries he sustained were pretty gruesome, requiring reconstructive plastic surgery that left him looking like this immediately after the operation:


But he continued taking a picture every day using the iPhone app Everyday, documenting the amazing capabilities of the human body to stitch itself up once everything has been put right by a skilled surgeon. From the video’s description:

Video posted to show people that while damage after surgery/an assault may look bad initially, after months of healing the scars dramatically improve.

The video should offer some comfort to anybody going through serious healing right now. For the rest of us, it’s a pretty shocking twist on your normal selfie-a-day time-lapse that’ll probably catch you off guard even though you know it’s coming.

(via Reddit)

  • Jason Yuen

    Good on this guy on making the best of a bad situation. Hope he heals quickly and now he can tell everyone he got this battle scar from slaying a dragon. Rock on dude.

  • naheuy

    Looks like he made it out well. I did something similar when I had chicken pox recently too actually…

  • Vin Weathermon

    His face if the scar still exists as it appears will have character that others lack. I applaud him for documenting the process.

  • Jaime

    he will now forever look like every villain from any early 90’s cartoon. Thats kind of awesome in my book.

  • Tim

    He looks pretty good now, props to him for dealing with it so well he is young and as he ages the rest of his face is going to catch up and it won’t be so prominent. It’ll fade over time too but remember to keep it out of the sun or use sunblock because burnt scar tissue goes white. I hope the guy who did it gets what he deserves.

  • missiceblast

    Not sure if it’s the song or I’m emoting on it, but I see a change in his eyes from before the attack, and after.

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