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  1. British surgery addict spends almost $170,000 to look like real-life Ken doll Rodrigo Alves' near-death experience won't put a stop to his quest for plastic perfection. The 30-year-old Londoner, who has had 20 cosmetic procedures, said he would probably have more surgeries in the future. BY Victoria Taylor / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:07 PM Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:36 PM Rodrigo Alves has had 12 major operations and eight minor cosmetic procedures. A Brazilian-born flight attendant who wants to live in a Barbie world has undergone 20 cosmetic procedures to look like a human Ken doll. Rodrigo Alves, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed plastic surgery addict, has spent some 100,000 British pounds, about $168,850, on his obsession, according to SWNS. His numerous surgeries include three nose jobs, jaw liposuction, calf shaping, pectoral implants and a six-pack-sculpting operation. He also goes for Botox twice a year and takes collagen tablets, anti-water retention pills and hair growth supplements, SWNS reported. Alves, who lives in London and describes himself as a “worldwide socialite” on his Instagram page, said Barbie’s beau looks like the “ideal man.” “With Ken everything is exactly in the right place, his back, his biceps, his jawline,” he told SWNS. “So of course I’d like to look like him. He’s perfect!” But Alves’ quest for a life in plastic nearly killed him. In January, he developed an infection after a doctor injected a gel into his arms and had to spend three weeks in a Brazilian hospital. “It nearly got to the stage where they were talking about chopping my arm off. The doctors said if the bacteria had gone to my heart I would have died,” he said. He eventually recovered and returned to England, where he saw a therapist who said he had body dysmorphia, a body-image disorder characterized by an obsession with one's appearance and imperfections, whether real or imagined. “Hopefully the therapy will help me not to have this desire to keep enhancing and changing myself and having fillers. It's all very painful,” he said. Thirty-year-old Londoner Rodrigo Alves admits he will likely have more cosmetic operations. Rodrigo Alves calls Barbie’s doll beau, Ken, the ‘ideal man,’ adding, ‘Of course I’d like to look like him. He’s perfect!’ Even though his near-death experience has made him think twice about going under the knife, Alves admits he will likely have more surgeries. “I haven’t yet found an answer to my addiction. It’s just so difficult to control,” he said. “I’d like to make my shoulders bigger, my bum rounder, my pecs larger and probably another nose job,” he said.