A “real life Barbie” has bought her teenage son a nose job for Christmas.
Marcela Iglesias isn’t fazed by cosmetic surgery as she’s shelled out £60,000 to look like her plastic idol.
She seems to have passed this attitude on to Rodrigo.
The 19-year-old doesn’t like his nose and hopes the op will make him look better in pictures he posts to his @rodrigoiglesias Instagram page.
Marcela, from Los Angeles, is supportive of her son’s wishes.
She said: “He has manifested that he doesn't like the shape of his nose. The procedure will help him to be more comfortable taking pictures.”
Marcela continued: “He has tried some units of Botox at the tip of his nose, which prevent his nostrils from looking 'wider’ – but it just lasted for a couple of months.
“My worst fear is if he comes home with a nose job saying ‘well mum, see I got it done – and you were not part of it!’
“I would feel be very disappointed and felt terrible not to support my son.
“There are risks, of course, just like when he drives every day to the gym or work, but I can not control his decisions.
“I know that when the surgery or procedure is done by a professional who knows exactly what he's doing, there's 99% chance it will be successful.
“Also his nose does not require a lot of work as I think the bone won't have to be broken – just the tip will be refined.”
Marcela believes the surgery could have health benefits too.
Rodrigo was recently diagnosed with a mildly deviated septum – so his ability to breathe could potentially be better after the op.
The Barbie-mad mum explained: “The deviated septum means he cannot breathe as well through one nostril – so he told me ‘if I do the surgery to correct that, maybe at the same time I will fix my nose aesthetically’.
“He doesn't like the tip of his nose – so he just wants to perfect something for himself, not to please anybody else."
Marcela added that procedures are commonplace in LA where they live.
She said: “We are in the mecca of plastic surgery.
“There are many mothers and fathers that give birthday surgeries as gifts, in my case he is the one that wants the procedure, not me.
"It is pretty normal here to get some procedure done, not a taboo or problem.
“As a mother, the only thing that we can do is support the decision and guide them to the best of expertise we have.
“I told him that it's his decision because it's his body and we talk about the pros and cons and everything that can happen, but he has so many friends that have already done it.
“And for them at least, so far so good – and they all did it at a younger age. He looks at them and loves the results."
Rodrigo also defended his mum’s parenting.
He said: “I was the one who wanted the nose job, she never told me to get it.
“It’s not a big issue that I have, I think I would just look a little better if I got one but I’m not super crazy about it.
"She’s helping me find some doctors because she wants me to go to the best person.
"It could happen for Christmas and I’m so excited about that. It could be fun, not gonna lie!”
While Marcela is happy to support her son through a nose job, she’s reluctant to approve any more surgery.
She said: “If he was overweight and told me that he wants liposuction, I would never accept it – because the first thing is to work out to burn the fat, not the easy route of sucking it out, which actually does not work and he can just use our Edgecross-X to build muscle like I do.
“In order to achieve a chiselled look, you need to work out, period.
“Nothing will get you in better shape than exercise and diet, no questions asked.
“My son has an amazing bone structure and great hair. He follows a healthy diet and beauty regimens.
“He loves fashion and works out six days a week with me on the Edgecross-X and at the gym.
“But when it comes to the face… well there is no such thing as fitness for noses."
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