Meet 'the Human Ken Doll,' who has had 780 procedures in his lifetime

Some have an obsession with sports, others with their pets. For Justin Jedlica, however, it's a passion for designing the perfect body. In fact, the Los Angeles resident has undergone so many procedures that he's known as "the Human Ken Doll." 

Although some may call Jedlica's fixation extreme, he views it merely as a way to improve features that already exist. "It seems pretty normal...I like to re-think the wheel," he told AOL Lifestyle. "It's an innovation on things that are already there."

The 39-year-old says his fixation with plastic surgery started at an early age and was spurred by his childhood in a low-income family.

"I think in my brain, wealth and fame came in tandem with plastic surgery," he said. "I began to stockpile my money as a kid and save."

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 07: Justin Jedlica attends Sanctuary Fashion Week on March 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Sanctuary Fashion)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (L-R) Justin Jedlica AKA "The Human Ken Doll' and Tyler Dyvig attend the PHAME Expo 2018 on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Justin Jedlica AKA 'The Human Ken Doll' attends the PHAME Expo 2018 on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24, 2017: Justin Jedlica asleep on the surgery bed after his back implant surgery has finished in Los Angeles, California on July 24, 2017. 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. 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. PHOTOGRAPH BY Per Christian Lind / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Per Christian Lind / Barcroft Media via Getty Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24, 2017: Justin Jedlica with Dr. Rogers being prepped for surgery in Los Angeles, California on July 24, 2017 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. 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. PHOTOGRAPH BY Per Christian Lind / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Per Christian Lind / Barcroft Media via Getty Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24, 2017: Justin Jedlica with Dr Rogers before the back surgery in Los Angeles, California on July 24, 2017. 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. 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. PHOTOGRAPH BY Per Christian Lind / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Per Christian Lind / Barcroft Media via Getty Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Justin Jedlica attends the 4th Annual Reality TV Awards at Avalon on November 2, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 29: Human Ken Doll Justin Jedlica, model Ava Capra and model Brandon Cole Bailey attend Ava Capras 21st birthday celebration at The Argyle on August 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 29: Human Ken Doll Justin Jedlica attends Ava Capras 21st birthday celebration at The Argyle on August 29, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Justin Jedlica and Pixee Fox pictured in the Jacuzzi at Liberace's mansion on July 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SURGERY addicts Pixee Fox and Justin Jedlica have vowed to live as the real life Ken and Barbie - after their plastic obsessions destroyed their love lives. Model Pixee, 26, has had 17 ops, including removing six ribs, four boob jobs and lipo all paid for by savings and male fans. Justin, 35, has had more than 340 cosmetic procedures including five rhinoplasties and shoulder, back, cheek, bicep and bum implants. But its come at another price: Justin has just divorced his husband of three years, while Pixee is determined not to let a relationship get in the way of her extreme plastic-surgery plans. The looks-obsessed duo - who have spent a combined £380,000 on procedures - met while filming a TV show and bonded over their love of going under the knife and this month met in Las Vegas, USA. Pixee is having hip and bum implants later this year and plans to have surgery at the same time as Justin so they can recover together. PHOTOGRAPH BY Ruaridh Connellan / BarcroftImages London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Ruaridh Connellan/BarcroftImages / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Justin Jedlica and Pixee Fox out on the Strip on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SURGERY addicts Pixee Fox and Justin Jedlica have vowed to live as the real life Ken and Barbie - after their plastic obsessions destroyed their love lives. Model Pixee, 26, has had 17 ops, including removing six ribs, four boob jobs and lipo all paid for by savings and male fans. Justin, 35, has had more than 340 cosmetic procedures including five rhinoplasties and shoulder, back, cheek, bicep and bum implants. But its come at another price: Justin has just divorced his husband of three years, while Pixee is determined not to let a relationship get in the way of her extreme plastic-surgery plans. The looks-obsessed duo - who have spent a combined £380,000 on procedures - met while filming a TV show and bonded over their love of going under the knife and this month met in Las Vegas, USA. Pixee is having hip and bum implants later this year and plans to have surgery at the same time as Justin so they can recover together. PHOTOGRAPH BY Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Ruaridh Connellan/BarcroftImages / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 24: The Human Ken Doll Justin Jedlica arrives at The Abbey Food And Bar Hosts 25th Anniversary Celebration Party at The Abbey on May 24, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage)
*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Justin Jedlica and Pixee Fox with their award for Most Inventive Plastic Surgery at the Aesthetics Show 2016 at the Wynn Hotel and Casino on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SURGERY addicts Pixee Fox and Justin Jedlica have vowed to live as the real life Ken and Barbie - after their plastic obsessions destroyed their love lives. Model Pixee, 26, has had 17 ops, including removing six ribs, four boob jobs and lipo all paid for by savings and male fans. Justin, 35, has had more than 340 cosmetic procedures including five rhinoplasties and shoulder, back, cheek, bicep and bum implants. But its come at another price: Justin has just divorced his husband of three years, while Pixee is determined not to let a relationship get in the way of her extreme plastic-surgery plans. The looks-obsessed duo - who have spent a combined £380,000 on procedures - met while filming a TV show and bonded over their love of going under the knife and this month met in Las Vegas, USA. Pixee is having hip and bum implants later this year and plans to have surgery at the same time as Justin so they can recover together. PHOTOGRAPH BY Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Ruaridh Connellan/BarcroftImages / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 24: Justin Jedlica arrives at the The Abbey Food and Bar 25th Anniversary Celebration Party at The Abbey on May 24, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/Getty Images)
*** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Justin Jedlica and Pixee Fox pictured in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on July 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SURGERY addicts Pixee Fox and Justin Jedlica have vowed to live as the real life Ken and Barbie - after their plastic obsessions destroyed their love lives. Model Pixee, 26, has had 17 ops, including removing six ribs, four boob jobs and lipo all paid for by savings and male fans. Justin, 35, has had more than 340 cosmetic procedures including five rhinoplasties and shoulder, back, cheek, bicep and bum implants. But its come at another price: Justin has just divorced his husband of three years, while Pixee is determined not to let a relationship get in the way of her extreme plastic-surgery plans. The looks-obsessed duo - who have spent a combined £380,000 on procedures - met while filming a TV show and bonded over their love of going under the knife and this month met in Las Vegas, USA. Pixee is having hip and bum implants later this year and plans to have surgery at the same time as Justin so they can recover together. PHOTOGRAPH BY Ruaridh Connellan / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Ruaridh Connellan/BarcroftImages / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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But it was really Jedlica's experiences as a gay man that led him to bite the plastic surgery bullet.

"I tried to fit in and then that didn't make me feel comfortable and I still didn't really mesh in," Jedlica recalled.

So far, he estimates he's undergone 780 procedures, including peck, bicep and tricep implants, five nose jobs, a brow lift, augmentations to his cheeks and lips and more. The hundreds of procedures have cost him around $800,000 and have landed him quite the status in the plastic surgery circuit. 

"There was a business to be had here," he explained. "I wanted to point people in the direction of the best plastic surgeons, the people that I sanctioned as the best." 

Jedlica even custom designs implants for clients and friends, a work that he calls "pioneering." 

"I don't have a problem using myself as the guinea pig," he said. "When I go into doctors, I don't say I go in for consultations anymore, because really I go in to pitch."

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