Human Ken Doll EXCLUSIVE: Rodrigo Alves reveals he's had a gastric balloon fitted in order to combat his THREE-stone weight gain

Rodrigo Alves has revealed he had a gastric balloon fitted in order to combat his three-stone weight gain.

The 36-year-old TV personality, also known as the Human Ken Doll, paid a visit to his favourite surgeon Giacomo Urtis in his Milan clinic in order to get the weight-loss aid fitted.

The Brazilian social media sensation - who has had 72 cosmetic procedures over the years, costing him an eye-watering £600,000 - endured three days of stomach cramps, but believes it will be worth it since his appetite has been curbed.

Non-surgical weight loss: 'Human Ken Doll' Rodrigo Alves has revealed he has had a gastric balloon fitted in order to combat his three-stone weight gain

Non-surgical weight loss: 'Human Ken Doll' Rodrigo Alves has revealed he has had a gastric balloon fitted in order to combat his three-stone weight gain

A gastric balloon, also known as an intra-gastric balloon, is a short-term, non-surgical weight loss aid. 

A soft silicon balloon is temporarily inserted into your stomach to partially fill the space, making you feel full quicker after small amounts of food. 

The balloon dissolves after about four months and is naturally passed through the body and patients can lose over 5kg during that time. 

Explaining his decision, Rodrigo told MailOnline: 'My body is naturally overweight and I have always fought my genes with crazy diets such as drinking cockroach milk and 22 liposuction surgeries - and even a fake six pack. 

Procedure: The Brazilian social media sensation - who has had 72 cosmetic procedures over the years, costing him £600,000 - suffered three days of stomach cramps, but believes it will be worth it since his appetite has been curbed

Procedure: The Brazilian social media sensation - who has had 72 cosmetic procedures over the years, costing him £600,000 - suffered three days of stomach cramps, but believes it will be worth it since his appetite has been curbed

Close bond: The 36-year-old TV personality paid a visit to his favourite surgeon Giacomo Urtis in his Milan clinic in order to get the inflatable medical device fitted

Close bond: The 36-year-old TV personality paid a visit to his favourite surgeon Giacomo Urtis in his Milan clinic in order to get the inflatable medical device fitted

Shedding the pounds: The gastric balloon, also known as an intra-gastric balloon, is a short-term, non-surgical weight loss aid

Shedding the pounds: The gastric balloon, also known as an intra-gastric balloon, is a short-term, non-surgical weight loss aid

'I have always followed a very strict diet to avoid having to do more lipo... But in the past few months I have being travelling a lot and after spending 30 days in Thailand relaxing and having good food, I have gained three stone.' 

Revealing that he didn't eat for three days, Rodrigo said the stomach cramps have subsided and he's now on a strict soup diet in a bid to shed around 20 kilos.

Rodrigo marvelled at how quick the procedure was, saying he only had some mild 'discomfort' and didn't need to be sedated.

'In the past, if I gained weight I would do crazy diets and have lipo, but thankfully nowadays we have a lot of non-invasive procedures', he explained. 

Hoping to make a difference: A soft silicon balloon is temporarily inserted into your stomach to partially fill the space, making you feel full quicker after small amounts of food

Hoping to make a difference: A soft silicon balloon is temporarily inserted into your stomach to partially fill the space, making you feel full quicker after small amounts of food

Delighted: Rodrigo marvelled at how quick the procedure was, saying he only had some 'discomfort', not pain, and didn't need to be sedated

Delighted: Rodrigo marvelled at how quick the procedure was, saying he only had some 'discomfort', not pain, and didn't need to be sedated

'The procedure happened at Giancomo Urtis' clinic, without pain or sedation and was very quick.'

This comes after Rodrigo discovered that his love of going under the knife has come with a price - and not just a financial one. 

He said that after having his 11th nose job back in January (to fix previous botched procedures) it has started to collapse again.  

Oh no! Rodrigo previously admitted his devastation after discovering his nose is collapsing again following his 11th rhinoplasty

Oh no! Rodrigo previously admitted his devastation after discovering his nose is collapsing again following his 11th rhinoplasty

He said: 'The results of this surgery were very pleasing at first but now I am going to have to have another surgery because it is sinking and I am scared, to be honest. 

'Each time is riskier than the last and I'm worried that doctors aren't going to be able to fix my nose permanently.' 

Rodrigo had the last risky procedure to help him to breathe after his nose started to sink once before, but doctors warned him that he could be left with a hole in his face if he continues to have operations.

Worried: Rodrigo discussed his collapsing nose with Barbara D'Urso on TV show Domenica Live over the weekend

 Worried: Rodrigo discussed his collapsing nose with Barbara D'Urso on TV show Domenica Live over the weekend 

He said: 'The results of this surgery were very pleasing at first but now I am going to have to have another surgery because it is sinking and I am scared, to be honest'

He said: 'The results of this surgery were very pleasing at first but now I am going to have to have another surgery because it is sinking and I am scared, to be honest'

The star continued: 'Each time is riskier than the last and I'm worried that doctors aren't going to be able to fix my nose permanently'

The star continued: 'Each time is riskier than the last and I'm worried that doctors aren't going to be able to fix my nose permanently'

He is understandably reluctant to have yet more cosmetic procedures as each time he has surgery, he is risking his life. 

Rodrigo appeared on Italian TV show, Domenica Live last month, and host Barbara D’Urso couldn't help but notice the current state of his nose. 

She said: 'Rodrigo, if you don’t mind me asking, what is going on with your nose?' 

He replied: 'It is collapsing and I am afraid to have another surgery to fix it.'  

Before: Rodrigo pictured before his nose surgeries in 2014 during an appearance on This Morning

Before: Rodrigo pictured before his nose surgeries in 2014 during an appearance on This Morning 

Human Ken Doll EXCLUSIVE: Rodrigo Alves has gastric balloon fitted

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