By Nora Hakramaj

A PLASTIC surgery obsessive known as 'the human Ken Doll’ is back in the limelight after spending the last two years developing his brand new back implants

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Videographer / director: Per Christian Lind
Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote
Editor: Sonia Estal

Justin Jedlica, 36, from Los Angeles, California, added another three modifications to the ongoing list of 550 cosmetic procedures he has had performed. 

The custom implant design specialist went under the knife to remove his previous latissimus implants, replacing them with slimmed-down versions - as well as having a forehead vein removed. 

This surgery will cost Justin $21,000 - bringing his grand total spent on his body to $560,000. 

Speaking before the procedures, Jedlica said: “For me I look at this as being an art form.

“With my implant design and body modifications it’s much more about making myself exceptionally different from anyone else.

“I had my first latissimus procedure about two years ago and I was the first person in the world to ever embark on an augmentation to their back.

“I conceptualised the surgery. I designed the implants. Everything healed well, it just ended up being a little bit big.

“I’m having a revision on my latissimus implants. Those are the wings on your back and I'm having one of my teres implants moved just for symmetry.  I’m also having one on my forehead vein cut, tied off and bladed."

To make sure his implants were perfect this time, this long design process took five sample implants and two different implant companies to get it right.

Justin said: “The first step that we are going to undertake is removing the current latissimus implants. That means they have to make a cut underneath in my armpit.

“The doctor won't be able to just take them out like a normal implant because they are so large and they are actually hook shaped.

“What we will have to actually do is take them and pull them in sections or cut them out in sections and use tongs or his hands to go down my back and pull these pieces out until he gets all of the pocket cleaned out and that implant out of my body.”
 Luckily for the real-life Ken Doll, he has a great support system of friends and family that stands by his plastic surgery adventures - even if his look gets him a lot of stares and criticism.Justin said: “My friends are amazing with my plastic surgery actually. I think they enjoy the fact that it’s little bit of being non-conformist and speaking out against the typical norms of what western culture dictates as beautiful.

"It’s sort of like, the haters keep hating and I stay famous. I become more famous. So at the end of the day my friends all stick by me.”

His mom Tanya Marsik, from Atlanta, Georgia, is his biggest fan and has come to terms with her son’s passion for body modification.

Tanya said: “I am really proud of all the surgeries that Justin had done.

"In the beginning, it was a little bit scary I guess because It’s hard to see your son go under general anaesthesia and you never know what is going to happen, but he picks the doctors and he is very selective, he is very smart in what he does.

“Do I ever fear that he might take it too far? He has already taken it kind of far. I never thought it would go this far.”

Justin's procedure list includes chest, back, cheek, buttock implants along with four shoulder surgeries, three bicep surgeries, various lipo surgeries, five nose surgeries, and an eyebrow lift.

However his plastic surgery wishlist continues to grow and he has no plans to stop with his obsession for transformation any time soon.

 Justin said: “I love the ability to be able to design and brand my body.

“I never thought I would be able to live in West Hollywood in a multimillion dollar home. I attribute a lot of that to the confidence and self-esteem that I got from plastic surgery.

“I chose to look a specific way and it may not be the way everybody else thinks is typically beautiful. But I find it beautiful and that’s really all that matters at the end of the day.”