A man who has undergone 43 plastic surgery operations in order to look like a human Ken doll says he's quitting going under the knife after his face was nearly destroyed.
Surgery-addict Rodrigo Alves saw his sixth nose job go drastically wrong after his body rejected the nose and he suffered necrosis, where the flesh withers and dies.
The 33-year-old Brazilian, who recently underwent a seventh rhinoplasty surgery to fix the damage to his face, says he wouldn't go under the knife again unless absolutely necessary.
Alves said: "I've decided to make most of the treatments that do not involve surgery, and I would only have another plastic surgery again if it was for emergency medical reasons which was the recent case of my nose.
"But I've not stopped having aesthetic treatments, there are so many non-invasive treatments on the market that can replace surgery. I'm not giving up on trying to stop the natural ageing process."
London based- Alves has spent more than £350,000 (NZ$636,000) to look like Barbie's boyfriend and he's recently insured his body for £1 million after a hole appeared in his nose.
He was forced to pay £40,000 for emergency treatment on holiday in Spain this year before undergoing his seventh nose job - a ten-hour reconstructive operation.
Speaking for the first time since the health scare, Rodrigo said that while he has quit plastic surgery he will still rely on non-invasive beauty treatments in a bid to look young.
Alves said: "I'm not giving up on trying to stop the natural ageing process."
"Lately I have been trying everything, I've had radio frequency therapy and cavitation in my back and legs."
"I'm due to have more hair implants soon, and I've had an injection of stem cells in my blood and the latest Lipoglaze fat-freezing technology on my thighs, hips and waist. I want to look nice in my swimming trucks.
"This really bothers me, even after having liposuction there is something that I need contouring and I don't want to have liposuction ever again.
"However, I don't exercise at all whatsoever so I've got to have some clinical help to reduce the fat in these areas. I just don't want to put myself through aggressive treatments any more."
In April this year, Alves was on holiday in Spain this year when a hole began to appear in his nose.
He was rushed to hospital in Malaga where doctors discovered he had necrosis, where flesh begins to die because of a lack of blood supply as a side effect of his sixth nose job.
Doctors warned him the infection could eat through his nose and become gangrenous - meaning his nose would have had to be removed.
Last month he underwent a 10-hour reconstruction operation in which cartilage from his wrist was implanted into his nose - and due to the health scare vowed never to go under the knife again.
Alves will appear on British TV show Shock Docs - Mascara Boys: Sex Me Up undergoing a Lipoglaze fat-freezing treatment to contour his thighs, waist and hips at the Amabelle clinic in Harley Street, London.
As well as relying on treatments Alves also takes collagen tablets, vitamin C, vitamin A and only drinks water with hyaluronic acid.
Alves said: "I've not stopped having aesthetic treatments, there are so many non-invasive treatments on the market that can replace surgery.
"I have decided to make most of the treatments that do not involve surgery, and I would only have another plastic surgery again if it was for emergency medical reasons which was the recent case of my nose.
"I simply can't risk it any more but I do want to continue improving myself but now I want to do it with the latest non-invasive techniques.
"New technology has brought forward some amazing new treatments that get great results without having to go under the knife."
"Liposuction is too aggressive a treatment for me to have any more, I don't want to go through that again so I want to use non-invasive treatments to get results."