By Mollie Mansfield
The Human Ken doll has forked out £3000 on hair implants in a desperate bid to stop himself from aging.
Rodrigo Alves, 35, travelled to Turkey last week, 24 May, to have seven hours of surgery to give him a fuller head of hair.
Refusing to conform to the natural aging process, Rodrigo, who currently lives in London, has had 72 surgeries in total to maintain his plastic look.
In this most recent surgery, Rodrigo had 1200 individual hairs implanted into his finer spots to restore his ‘full’ head of hair look.
His DHI hair implant surgery was completed at the New Hair clinic by Gianluca Pappalardo, and performed by Surgeon Dr Serkan Aygin.
Alongside his maintenance surgeries, Rodrigo is looking into hormone therapy to reduce the aging process – ahead of his 36th birthday next month.
Rodrigo said: “I am getting old and I refuse to accept the natural aging process.
“I have had a lot of plastic surgeries to transform myself, but now I require anti aging treatments such as PRP injections, stem cells and LED light photo therapy.
“In the past, I had hair implants to change my hair line and lower it – but now I’m having them to make my hair dense and fuller in the temple area.
“I don’t have any more surgeries planned for now, but I am looking for alternative procedures such as hormone therapy to stop my aging process as I just don’t want to get old.”
Despite the surgery being painless due to anaesthesia, Rodrigo is currently still in Turkey to recover from his surgery and film an upcoming TV show.
He said: “If it wasn’t for the TV show, just four days here would’ve been fine.
“As I have had so many surgeries, I am used to recovering quickly and getting straight back to work.
“Alongside work, my priorities now is to look into ways to stop me from aging.
“I will do whatever it takes to stop the natural aging process, as I need to maintain my perfect look.
“Because I was sad, ugly and misshapen up until the age of 22, I’m afraid of growing old so I’m doing everything I can to prevent myself from aging.
“I want my youth to last for as long as possible, every new year I look better than I did the previous year.”