Human Ken Doll EXCLUSIVE: Rodrigo Alves has gastric balloon fitted

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Rodrigo Alves has revealed he has 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 inflatable medical device fitted.

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.

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

The 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 intragastric balloon, is a short-term, non-surgical weight loss aid

Shedding the pounds: The gastric balloon, also known as an intragastric 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

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