Quest to be 100 per cent plastic: Human Ken doll risks blindness to look perfect
He's a self-proclaimed plastic surgery addict. And 190 cosmetic procedures just weren't enough for New Yorker Justin Jedlica.
The desire to look like a human Ken doll is so strong, it even outweighs watching out for his own welfare.
The Daily Mail reported last month (January) that the 34-year-old went for his most dangerous procedure yet, where he removed a vein in his forehead.
"Most recently, I had three veins in my forehead stripped and ablated as every time I would smile or laugh they would pop out.
"I called them my 'Julia Roberts' veins. It was a high-risk procedure because there was a possibility I could go blind as they needed to go in through the inside of my eyelids in order to burn the veins off."
"But after being turned away by several surgeons, including Dr. Terry Dubrow from (TV series) Botched, the procedure turned out perfectly."
The surgery, together with a back enhancement procedure, cost 40,000 pounds (S$80,750).
He has so far spent 220,000 pounds (S$444,200) on more than 20 plastic surgeries.
"I’ve had nearly every part of my body worked on," said Jedlica.
"I have a reputation of being one of the most extreme plastic surgery addicts in the world and I love continuing to push the limits.
"As an artist, I've always enjoyed drawing and sculpting and for me, plastic surgery is an extension of my creativity."
Jedlica also said that he is still far from perfect.
"I still have a long way to go before I can say I’m 100 percent plastic, including abdominal implants and calf implants. But I’m so determined to be plastic that nothing will stop be from reaching my goal."
Sources: Daily Mail, Instagram