A leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon claims to have found an environmentally friendly way to combine two of America's great obsessions –
after converting his 4x4 to run on fat removed from clients during liposuction operations.
Alan Bittner, who founded a high-profile clinic on Rodeo Drive, the Bond Street of Los Angeles, claims to be able
to power both his Ford Explorer and his girlfriend's Lincoln Navigator on biofuel converted from excess flesh from human tums,
bums and thighs. "The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel – and I have more fat than I can use," he says.
"Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving the Earth."
Sadly, Dr Bittner is no longer around to bask in his new-found fame. His practice in Beverly Hills suddenly closed shortly
after last month's raid, and he is believed to have moved to South America.