Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves: I’m ‘done’ with plastic surgery after rib removal
Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves has declared that he will never have a new plastic surgery again.
The Brazilian native shocked followers around the world when he went under the knife for a 60th time to have four ribs removed.
The extracted so-called “floating ribs” have left him reliant on a corset to protect his spine while recovering from the invasive surgery.
The 34-year-old admitted to feeling like he had “been run over by a truck” days after the operation.
The cosmetic obsessive, who has said he is asexual, now says he no longer intends to go under the knife.
Rodrigo told The Sun Online : “Plastic surgery-wise, I would say that I’m done.
“I’m officially made but if anything falls apart – like if my face goes wonky – then I’ll have to get more work done.”
“I now want to focus on building my brand with my style, fashion, personality and lifestyle – that’s what I want to be known for.
“I was at the Golden Globes in LA last week and I met a lot of people who would be interested in my work as an actor too.”
Rodrigo was the first man in the world to undergo the procedure, following just a handful of women.
He claimed to have wanted the highly dangerous procedure to help him fit into tight blazers more easily.
“I can see the result without the corset but when I have it on, that’s when people can see the dramatic results,” Rodrigo told Sun Online.
“On a good day, it goes down to 20 inches… And by a good day, I mean when I don’t eat anything for a day.”
Showing off his new look to This Morning hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby last week, Rodrigo flaunted his tiny waistline.
Quizzed on why he went to such extreme lengths, the surgery obsessive explained: “I had four ribs removed so I can do my blazers up without having to breathe in or have them altered.”
He originally wanted to have six ribs removed and spoke with a string of professionals to try and convince them.
But doctors refused to perform the surgery in full, saying the risks are too great, and instead agreed to remove the four “floating ribs”.
He said: “It is dangerous to internal organs. My ribs that were the 11th and 12tth, they are the floating ribs there is not much use for them.”
He added: “I am the only man to have the procedure done. A few women have but they don’t talk about it.”
Viewers were shocked when the Instagram celebrity then showed off his ribs in a jar.
The hosts suggested he would have been better to spend the money on therapy than cosmetic altercations, but Rodrigo hit back to reveal has had both.
“Well I am 34 years old, it has been a very long journey for me,” he said. “I love the way I look. I love to stand out.
“Yes, there is contentment in my soul. Plastic surgery has changed my life. From water to wine.”
He also admitted to dating three people at the same time.
Rodrigo was left suffering “excruciating pain” after doctors performed the surgery, which had only ever been tried on women before, and has extensive scarring.
Despite having the ribs removed from his body, he couldn’t quite part with the bones altogether.
Speaking to Mail Online he admitted to taking the bones to use in future.
“I will preserve them and keep them stored so if one day I need some cartilage, I will have my own banked already.”
Storing his removed body parts will allow Rodrigo to use them in future if he needs extra gristle for a procedure or reconstruction.
Using cartilage from other parts of the body isn’t uncommon in plastic surgery procedures.
Returning to the LA doctor who performed the surgery, Dr Michael K. Obeng, Rodrigo revealed his half-healed new torso.
He has spent more than a million dollars on 60 surgeries in his quest for perfection.