'Human Ken Doll' Removes Multiple Ribs For Slimmer Waist

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Life&Style Magazine

Rodrigo Alves, or more commonly known as the "Human Ken Doll" is to feel like he's been "run over by a truck" following his 60th cosmetic procedure.

In his most recent operation, Alves, 34, has had four of his ribs removed in an effort to achieve a more "elegant and classic figure," by Dr. Michael K. Obeng in Los Angeles.

While the operation was captured for Alves's upcoming reality show, Rodrigo's World, he also live streamed the surgery on his doctor’s Instagram account.

According to The Sun, Alves originally wanted to have six ribs removed, to go down from a 34 inch waist to a 26, but was told by his surgeons taking away that many bones could limit his lung function. Nevertheless, a source close to Alves said he was content with the results.

"He is the only man in the world to have this operation," the source said. "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."

Following Alves's Jan. 7 surgery, his ribs were moved to a cartilage bank, where the bones will be stored for future use.

However, this won't be the end to Alves's cosmetic procedures.

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