He’s a Ken doll guy. In a Ken doll world….
Rodrigo Alves is a 31-year-old flight attendant, living in London.
He has apparently spent more than $265,000 on 30 plastic surgery procedures that have left him looking, well, like a certain plastic gent.
Alves’s procedures have reportedly included liposuction, multiple nose jobs, six-pack implants, calf implants and Botox fillers.
But for his latest medical operation, Alves flew to Colombia for a risky $75,900 six-in-one super surgery. That South American operation included his fourth nose job, an operation on his eyes, a toe-pinning procedure, even more liposuction and an incision that cut into his gums to make his smile wider.
See more photos of Alves’ remarkable transformation here (post continues after the gallery).
Alves is currently recovering from a number of procedures and has posted of a blurry picture of his recovery on his Instagram account, saying: “Now I can open my eyes And breath properly my face still looks very swollen and lots of stitches behind my eyes and ears also Inside my mouth And on my nose…. #plasticpositive.
He has told his own story in his Instagram captions – which also illustrate just how deeply body image struggles affect men, as well as women.
“I used to be fat, misshaped and bullied to death when I was a teen up to the point that I decided to reinvent my self.
“I never set out to look like the #kendoll it was a nick name given by my friends and the press which doesn’t bother me at all. I just wanted to be a better person and I truly am #happy”
Alves told the Daily Mail, “It doesn’t define the man that I am — I’m much more than silicone and cosmetic surgery — but once you get started it’s difficult to stop. I’m quite hard on myself and I’m scared of getting old — that’s the truth.”
We hope that he finds some peace with ageing and a life beyond his appearance soon.