- A man has spent over R11 million on plastic surgery
- He is known as the 'human Ken doll' because of his plastic-like resemblance to the actual Mattel toy range
- Doctors are now concerned that his obsession with cosmetic surgery might threaten his life
The 'human Ken doll' has spent more than R11 million on 72 cosmetic surgery procedures and doctors are now warning that his addiction has become dangerous.
Rodrigo Alves is known as the human Ken doll because of his plastic-like resemblance to Barbie's famous boyfriend. However, the multiple surgeries have left him with infections and scar tissue. The work done on his nose has even left him struggling to breathe.
Doctors have warned him that his obsession may also cost him his life.
According to Alves, his nose is now sinking and leaving a hole in his face. Speaking to the Daily Mail, he admitted that he was scared. He went on to say the surgeries he is now getting are to fix previous botched surgeries.
Cosmetic surgery, a specialisation of plastic surgery, helps many people iron out the flaws on their bodies. It positively changes the lives of many and has become popular worldwide. However, like all surgery, the procedures are dangerous with the risk of scar tissue and infections to name a few.
According to a plastic surgeon, Dr Dirk Kramer, many people have unrealistic expectations of what they want to look like and some develop a psychological obsession after a few procedures.
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