7. Major Complications
Rodrigo was always embarrassed by his nose, and as a child, he was often made fun of for it. The bullies would call him "potato nose," and they shove him into the toilets in the school bathroom. To fix his nose, he had a staggering ten nose jobs.
In 2010, he was rushed to the hospital because of a flesh-eating infection on his nose. This left him unable to breathe, and he had to have emergency surgery. He was featured on the show Botched on E! and the doctors told him if he kept trying to change his nose it would fall off because the tissue will die.
8. Major Surgeries That Could Have Killed Him
Since Alves could no longer have surgery on his nose, he moved his attention to other parts of his body. He decided to get four ribs removed so that his waist would have a more feminine look to it. These surgeries are extremely dangerous because your ribs protect your vital organs and without them, you are susceptible to more injuries.
Along with his ribs, he also had surgery to make his arms more prominent, which resulted in this arms being paralyzed for an entire month. The doctors considered amputation, but he eventually regained feeling.
9. A Diagnosis That Would Change His Life
Rodrigo realized something was wrong because no matter how many surgeries he was having, he still didn't feel happy with himself. Alves decided to see a psychologist, and he finally received a diagnosis for what he was dealing with.
The psychologist diagnosed him with body dysmorphic disorder, which is quite common in today's times. This meant that Alves would see physical flaws in himself that others couldn't see. Although he finally was able to figure out his problem, this didn't stop him from continuing with medical procedures.
10. Fill Er' Up
After his nose was healed a little more, Alves continued to improve his face. He had $9,000 worth of filler and botox injected into his face.
If that wasn't enough, Alves went ahead and had a facelift. He once said, "I would rather be a sexy old lady than a saggy old man."
11. Being Recognized All Over The World
Rodrigo didn't think he would become "The Human Ken Doll," but the transformation happened as a result of multiple rounds of surgery. He was happy to become a celebrity, but he soon realized he wasn't getting the attention he wanted.
People were calling him a freak and a clown, and many people were questioning why he did this to himself. So far, he had already spent around $512,000 on surgery, and this attention caused his psychological issues to worsen.
12. New Opportunities
As he started to get recognized all over the world, Alves was receiving more opportunities to travel and appear on TV. He was starting to be followed by paparazzi and talk shows wanted to interview him.
In one interview he stated that everyone should be free to do whatever they want in life and his decision to reinvent himself should not bother anyone else.