Justin Jedlica became famous worldwide when he began his journey to becoming a real-life Ken doll, and now he is once again raking in bizarre medical headlines by having “wings” surgically implanted on his back.
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Jedlica seems to be on a mission to be the first person made of pure plastic. The total number of operations he has undergone has risen up to a staggering count of 190.
“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 says.
His newest surgical project was documented through the reality TV series Botched. It involves inserting four self-designed implants on his back to create the illusion of wings.
“I designed the surgery to have one huge implant under the muscle, and on top of that, I had two small implants stacked on top of the other. I wanted the effect of having wings on my back,” Jedlica explains in the show.
The procedure is purely experimental and is a first for surgeon Dr. Leif Rogers.
“He’s had hundreds of surgeries done,” he explains. “The reason he found me is that I was willing to try something that has never been done before.”