A MAN has transformed himself into a 'black alien' by having his upper lip REMOVED after cutting off his nose and splitting his tongue.

Anthony Loffredo, 32, has also covered himself in tattoos and piercings to make himself look like a real-life alien.

The Frenchman has documented his transformation, which he has dubbed the Black Alien Project, with pictures posted to his thousands of followers on Instagram.

An image published earlier this month showed Loffredo without an upper lip, a change which he said has made it harder for him to speak.

It comes just months after he travelled to Spain to have his nose surgically removed.

He visited Barcelona-based modifier Oscar Marquez to undergo the procedure, since it is illegal in his native country.

The extreme surgeon carried out the surgery known as a “rhinotomy” – which has left Anthony with a gaping hole in his face.

Posting about the experience, Loffredo wrote: "Thank you to you @oscarmarquezbodymod you will have marked my life … now I can walk with my head high thanks to you I am proud of what we did together.”

He also previously had both of his ears surgically removed in order to look more extra-terrestrial, and risked tongue-splitting, which involves cutting the muscular organ in two with a scalpel.

As well as this, he braved getting his eyeballs tattooed even though the inkings can leave you blind.

In order to look more like an alien, Anthony also had dermal implants put in his face – which gives his skin a bumpier texture.

He now has reptilian-style bumps on his forehead and chiselled lines across his cheekbones.

Despite his once dashing looks pre-surgery, Anthony doesn't regret his transformation.

In 2017 he told French newspaper Midi Libre: "From a very young age, I have been passionate about mutations and transformations of the human body.

"I had a click when I was a security guard.

"I realised that I was not living my life the way I wanted. I stopped everything at 24 and left for Australia.

"It has become normal, even unconscious, to constantly think about my plans for the next few months."

He added: “I love getting into the shoes of a scary character.

“I often settle down somewhere and play a role, especially at night in the dark streets, he has fun.

“I explore the contrast between the role I play and myself.”

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