Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves becomes world’s first man to have four ribs removed
Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves has become the first man in the world to have four ribs removed.
The Brazilian born beauty obsessive went under the knife for the terrifying surgery last week.
He now says he is in “excruciating pain” after doctors performed the surgery, which had only ever been tried on women before.
Rodrigo hopes the highly dangerous procedure will help him feel more confident in couture blazers, after concerns his physique had become “shapeless and big”.
The 34-year-old originally wanted to have six ribs removed to drop his waistline from 34 inches down to just 26 inches.
But doctors refused to perform the surgery in full, saying the risks are too great, and instead agreed to remove four “floating ribs”.
The social media star underwent the groundbreaking operation – his 60th to date – at the Los Angeles clinic of Dr Michael K. Obeng.
Dr Obeng even live streamed the “experience” on Instagram so fans could watch as the Ken Doll’s body was cut open.
A source told The Sun: “He is the only man in the world to have this operation.
“He’s able to stand up or lie down but he’s in excruciating pain. He feels like he’s been run over by a truck and is on very strong medication.”
The clinic later posted: “Our first male #RibRemoval @rodrigoalvesuk the verdict is out if Rodrigo is the first gentleman to have his #ribs removed! Watch our #Live #Feed to #Witness #History!!”
Rodrigo responded to trolls on Twitter who criticised his appearance.
One wrote: “Your stomach still looks round”.
And he responded: “Of course it does what would you expect after 2 days pos [sic] surgery? Hello!”
Another user asked: “Why are you famous again ?”
Rodrigo added in a later tweet: “I’m famous because I work in tv so far I have done 60 tv shows in 18 countries. And there is more to come x.”
The removed body parts are to be stored so that Rodrigo can use them in the future if he needs extra gristle for a procedure or reconstruction.
The £28,000 procedure is intended to give him an “elegant and classic figure”.
Speaking before the procedure he explained to MailOnline: “I was frustrated at first because I really want to be able to fit back into my four breast blazers as before but removing two extra ribs could compromise my lungs, and my doctors must be very careful that my health is not compromised.
“They said a big no to that and said that safety always comes first. Aesthetically speaking the results will be the same as if six ribs were removed. The visual impact will be the same.
“My life shall be changed forever as from January 2018 and by summer 2018 I will be looking like a fitness model.”
Rodrigo, who has splashed almost half a million pounds on surgeries to date, says he realises the 60th operation comes with big risks.
He explained: “It will be my surgery number 60 between countless procedures but I’m nervous yes because this is not a plastic surgery where skin or fat will be removed, we are talking about my floating ribs.
“I have been advised by all the doctors that it is a safe procedure but it is unknown to the public because people that have it done don’t talk about it.
“Having ribs removed isn’t plastic surgery. It is a real surgery where the doctors will be changing the shape on my mid body to a very small size.
“I’m very much image conscious and I love my fashion. The rib removal will change my body shape quite dramatically and the results will be seen instantly.
“Afterwards that I won’t be bursting in my slim fit blazers anymore. I shall gain a very elegant and classic figure.”
Rodrigo last year opened up about his sexuality.
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Rodrigo Alves, 34, is known for his love of plastic surgery as the human ken doll, but he rarely opens up about his private life.
Now Rodrigo has claimed he is “too selfish” for sex.
He told The Sun: “I don’t really like to be touched, and I am too selfish really for sexual contact”.
Alves was reportedly forced to quit Celebrity Big Brother due to the major operation.
The Brazilian born cosmetic surgery enthusiast was due to appear in the 2018 series of the reality show, according to the Daily Mail.