A number of women have tried to turn themselves into real-life Barbies.
Now a 32-year-old man named Justin Jedlica has come forward saying that he spent about $100,000 on between 90 and 100 surgeries so that he could become a living Ken doll.
‘I’ve always been into plastic surgery because it’s an extension of me being creative,’ Mr Jedlica said during an interview on The Doctors television show.
Proud of his look: Justin has had over 90 surgeries to look this way
Tallying it up: All told, Justin estimates he has spent $100,000 on the plastic surgery
Among his surgeries were five rhinoplasties, a cranial brow bone shape and augmentations to his cheeks, lips, buttocks and chin.
He started going under the knife when he was only 18-years-old, beginning the costly and dangerous habit with a nose job.
‘It was really something that set me apart and validated me and I felt so euphoric,’ he said of that first surgery.
He proudly shows the shape that he has paid big bucks for, willingly stripping off his shirt to show the tight products of his pec implants, and almost cartoonish biceps made of silicone.
Different operations: Justin had lip augmentation (left) and pectoral implants (right)
Visible scars: Justin had the first of his five nose jobs when he was 18-years-old
MR Jedlica said that he feels the surgeries are ways that he can ‘treat myself as if I were my own sculpture, my own artwork.’
Though the crew of doctors on the daytime talk show all seemed concerned about the high number of surgeries he has gone through, they were wary of telling him to stop all together as it is his right.
One pointed out that while he is extremely lucky to have avoided any complications thus far, that may not always hold true as the implants could deteriorate as the years wear on and his body tissue breaks down.
Before and after: Mr Jedlica said that he has no plans to stop surgery
‘There’s always the potential for something to go wrong, but those risks are pretty nominal,’ he said.
‘I’m willing to accept these risks but I don’t think anything worthwhile in life comes without taking risks.
‘It’s like asking Picasso not to paint!’