'Ken doll' surgery addict to get seventh nose job

'Ken doll' surgery addict to get seventh nose job
Published: 2016 April 28 21:12:18 (7434 Views)
A man who has spent £305,000 to look like "Barbie's Ken" is to get a new £50,000 nose on the NHS.

Air steward Rodrigo Alves, 32, who lives in London, was rushed to hospital suffering from the life-threatening illness necrosis after his body rejected his new nose.

Now doctors in England have confirmed he needs a seventh nose job to allow him to breathe properly.

The 10-hour operation is expected to involve removing cartilage from his rib area to rebuild his nose from scratch after previous operations have left him with hardly any bone and tissue.

Rodrigo, who is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, said: "I can't breathe through my nose and feel terrible.

"It has collapsed.

"I know I wasn't born in this country but I work and pay my taxes here and have a British passport so I am entitled to get help from the NHS.

"I've always paid for my other operations myself but this is an emergency because of my breathing problems."

He has currently been signed off from work for two months as he seeks yet another operation.

The Ken lookalike has had 42 operations in 15 years in his quest to look like Barbie's plastic boyfriend and recreate the "perfect body".



Rodrigo, who was bullied as a schoolboy, added: "This has been a very traumatic time for me and I have been very upset and emotional.

"If I had not been treated quickly for the infection it could have started eating my face.

"I just want to be able to breathe properly again.

"I was born in the wrong body and I'm just trying to make it right."

Three years ago he narrowly escaped death after a procedure to enhance his biceps went wrong and chemicals leaked into his blood stream.

He was warned he might need to have his arm amputated.

In the past 12 months he has spent £95,000 on 20 surgeries all over the world.

In January he splashed out £15,000 on his sixth nose job, liposuction and a chin implant in Iran.

He also had a £25,000 hair transplant at the Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Clinic and cheek fat removed last August.

He donates money to a women's refuge charity in South America and pays for his ops through an inheritance from his Brazilian grandparents, his airline job and rental income from his property in Puerto Banus.



Source - Sun

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