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Meet The Cosmetic Surgery Addict Who Spent N28 Million On TWELVE Operations… And Almost Died (PHOTOS)

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It started with one nose job, ten years ago. Brazilian-born Rodrigo Alves decided to use an inheritance to change the one thing he had always hated about himself.

Fast forward to today and the thirty-year-old flight attendant has spent over £100,000 on 12 operations, including jaw liposuction and six-pack, arm and leg implants.

He claims that he may never end his quest for the perfect face and body, despite almost dying after a recent procedure went horribly wrong.

Rodrigo Alves has spent more than £100,000 on plastic surgeryBefore the surgery as a young man in Brazil

Brazilian Rodrigo Alves (pictured left, today, and right, before surgery), 30, has spent more than £100,000 in ten years on cosmetic surgery

Rodrigo told This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘Growing up in Brazil I hated the way I looked. I’m a naturally smiley person and my nose would spread all over my face. My family would say: “Where did you get that nose from?”

‘It started with a nose job. And it carried on.I did one nose job and I wasn’t happy with it, so went back for another one. I’m still not happy with it.’

Rodrigo before he spent £100,000 on cosmetic surgery procedures to turn himself into a real life Ken doll

Rodrigo before he spent £100,000 on cosmetic surgery procedures to turn himself into a real life Ken doll

A breakdown of Rodrigo's procedures, which he's spent over £100,000 on over nine years
Rodrigo said he 'admires' Barbie's boyfriend Ken - because the toy looks like the 'ideal man'The flight attendant was struck down by a major infection which left him paralysed and unable to feed or wash himself

Rodrigo, who appeared on the show wearing a smart brown suit and piercing hand-painted contact lenses, claims that he doesn’t have any celebrity role models that he looks up to or wants to emulate, he said: ‘I just want to enhance and better myself, that’s what I am striving


Three nose jobs = £30,000

Liposuction on jaw = £3,000

Two six-pack operations = £20,000

Fillers in arms = £7,000

Liposuction on legs = £6,000

Calf-shaping operation = £3,000

Botox and fillers = £8,000

Pec implants = £10,000

Laser lipo for weight loss = £7,000

‘I tried working out to get the results. I went to the best gym in the country, had personal trainers, but it never worked for me. So I went for the quick fix.’

Interestingly, the South American says that he doesn’t want people to copy him: ‘It’s nothing that I’m proud about and I don’t encourage anybody else to do it either,’ but that hasn’t stopped him from ruling out any future operations, despite the dangers.

In January Rodrigo suffered dangerous complications afterundergoing a procedure to enhance his biceps, triceps and shoulders with silicone.

The chemical leaked into his system and within days his arms has swelled so much that he couldn’t feed or bathe himself.

Soon he was back in hospital having litres of fluid drained from his body. He was perilously close to death.

The quest for perfection: The flight attendant has undergone 20 procedures including six-pack implants and jaw liposuctionRodrigo has undergone 20 cosmetic procedures including nose jobs, liposuction, six-pack and pec implants, calf shaping, and botox fillers
Rodrigo has vowed to go under the knife again - even though his obsession nearly killed him
A therapist has diagnosed him with body dysmorphia - an unhealthy obsession with his appearance
Picture of a young Rodrigo Alves now age 30Brazilian-born Rodrigo has had 12 major operations
At one point doctors told him that one arm might have to be amputated. If the infection caused by the leaking fluid reached his heart he would have died.

After three weeks in hospital with the support of friends and family, Rodrigo recovered and flew back to the UK.

His long list of surgery includes £8,000 on Botox and fillers, £30,000 on three bouts of nose re-shaping surgery, £3,000 on liposuction to his jaw and £10,000 on pectoral implants.

He has also spent £22,000 on a fake six-pack, £7,000 on fillers to his arms, £7,000 on hospital bills, £7,000 on laser liposuction, £6,000 on leg liposuction and £3,000 on calf shaping.

Additionally he indulges in twice-yearly Botox and filler top-ups and takes a cocktail of daily pills consisting of collagen tablets, anti-water retention and hair growth pills.
Rodrigo said he ‘admires’ Barbie’s boyfriend Ken – because the toy looks like the ‘ideal man’.

But Rodrigo said that he was still considering a fourth nose job while the doctors and nurses around him attempted to save his life.

He said: ‘I was extremely depressed. I would just pray and cry. It was definitely a lesson to me, but I always want more.’

Rodrigo Alves pictured in hospital during one of the many cosmetic surgery procedures he has undergone in his quest for 'perfection'

Rodrigo is now being treated for Body Dysmorphia, an anxiety disorder that effects about 1 per cent of the population, he said: ‘I am really hoping that that is going to help me. Help me not to keep changing myself.’

But when This Morning host Phillip asked him what will happen when he is 60 or 70 years old, he replied: ‘I don’t think I’m going to let myself age gracefully.’

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