Human Ken Doll Has Surgery to Remove Four Ribs to Get a Smaller Waist

By Janita Kan, Epoch Times
January 11, 2018 Last Updated: January 11, 2018

“Human Ken Doll” Rodrigo Alves is known for his extreme plastic surgeries and his unique sense of fashion. He recently made headlines again after becoming the first man to have four ribs removed to achieve a slim waist.

The London-based social media star spent more than $670,000 transforming his body to become more like the doll. His latest surgery cost about $38,000 at a clinic in Los Angeles—which was even live streamed on the surgeon’s Instagram account, reported The Sun.

“I am the only man in the world to have this operation,” Alves told The Sun straight after the procedure.

“I am able to stand up or lie down but I am in excruciating pain. I feel like I have been run over by a truck. I am on very strong medication,” he added.

The 34-year-old from Brazil initially wanted to remove six ribs to reduce his waistline from 34 inches to 26 inches, reported the newspaper. However, doctors said that would affect the function of his lungs.

“If I have my ribs removed I’m gonna have a classic figure. It’s going to make my waist tiny so I can wear elegant, nice blazers,” Alves told The Sun in November last year.

“I have had friends that have done it before — it’s not a simple procedure but it can be done,” he added.

Alves said the ribs will be sent to a cartilage bank after the surgery.

The plastic surgery addict first went under the knife in 2004—after struggling with his self-image in his childhood, reported The Sun.

Since then he’s had dozens of surgeries including botox and fillers, nose jobs, liposuction, pec and ab implants, fillers to his arms, hair transplant, laser lipo, leg lipo, calf shaping, fat transfer to give him a “Brazillian” bum, and a SMAS facelift. The removal of four floating ribs was his 60th procedure.

“Male perfection is to me having symmetry. So a chiseled face, broad shoulders, a lean figure, a prominent jawline, defined abs and a chest in proportion,” he told The Sun.

“I have the most beautiful six-pack,” he added.

His endeavors to look perfect are not without consequence. Alves admitted in 2017 that he wasn’t able to “breathe 100 percent” after getting his surgeries.

Dr. Paul Nassif told Alves on the television program Botched in early 2017 that his nose might “die and fall off.”

“His nostrils are so small, and after what he’s gone through with the MRSA, this is probably one of the worst results and complications that I’ve seen in my entire career,” Nassif said on the program.

“The issue is that what we call the soft tissue envelope—that’s the skin. By you having three surgeries in a period of 12 to 15 months, destroyed your tissue. The skin’s no good,” the doctor continued.

“If you try to insult your skin one more time now while it’s healing, there’s a high possibility that if you let one of these doctors touch your nose now, this will turn black and then die and fall off,” he added.

The 34-year-old was required to get subsequent surgeries to “repair” his breathing.

“To repair. I’ve had eight nose jobs, and it’s just like a domino effect,” he told This Morning.

Many surgeons and psychologists fear patients do not understand the gravity or the potential risks of these operations, reported Forbes.

“People think it’s like going out to lunch,” Anne Wallace, chief of plastic surgery at the University of California, San Diego Health System, told Forbes. “Like any surgery, it needs to be taken seriously.”

Wallace warns that by changing one feature of your body it may throw off the appearance of another. The surgeon said she’s seen cases of Botox injections, which paralyze certain facial muscles and causes other active muscles to appear strangely overpowering and “odd,” reported the news website.

Alves is originally from Sao Paulo in Brazil but also holds British nationality. He is the heir of several properties in Puerto Banus, that he rents to holidaymakers and receives a generous pension left to him from his grandparents, reported the newspaper.

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A bit more then a year ago I was told on a tv show that if I had my nose done again it would turn black and fall off. and knowing my self and my body really well I had few things done ever since and I never had any problems. It is my bday month and I have just gifted my self with a luxurious 7 star Holliday which will include another nose job and the change of my square chin implant for a V shape at a Luxurious destination why? Because I m worth it darling 👱🏻🤳🏻💋 http://www.eonline.com/uk/shows/botched/news/865431/botched-patient-rodrigo-alves-learns-his-nose-could-die-and-fall-off-after-extreme-plastic-surgery #botched #rodrigoalves #tvshow #enews #kendoll @eentertainment @enews #plasticsurgery #plasticpositive @persianmedtour @radmedtour @farshidmahboubirad 👌🏼

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