(Picture: PA Real Life)A surgery addict has admitted to spending £13,000 on Botox and fillers to look like a ‘real-life Barbie’.
Patrick even loves the pain caused by the injections.
Business management student Patrick Mast, 24, who identifies as gender neutral, has long-admired the plastic look, first having Botox injections in their forehead at 18.
Patrick, from Frankfurt, Germany, now has 1ml of lip filler pumped into their lips every month.
The student said: ‘In total, I’ve spent about €15,000 (£12,880) on surgery.
‘So far, I’ve had Botox and fillers in my lips, jawline, cheeks and under my eyes, but I’m always looking in the mirror, working out what the next procedure will be.
‘I’d say I am addicted to the pain. I have an idea in my head of what I want to look like and I get closer all the time. I am going for the doll-like, expressionless look.’
Patrick, who has just become single again following a divorce, admits that teenage Botox injections sparked an obsession with all type of fillers – having even recently tried blepharoplasty, where excess fat or skin is removed from the eyelids, to make the eyes appear rounder.
(Picture: PA Real Life)‘I do work hard to save my money for my surgery,’ said Patrick. ‘Whenever I get money for Christmas or birthdays, it will go towards a procedure.
‘I just love the artificial look. Growing up, I would see people who have had lots of surgery and think how wealthy they looked, like they really took care of themselves.’
Though Patrick loves their look and wants to keep going, they say the response to their face hasn’t always been positive.
They explained: ‘People can be very judgmental, even asking me if I am a man or a woman. They assume that, because of the way I look, I am a Barbie-doll bimbo. They’re surprised when they speak to me and see I actually have a normal character, and am well educated.
(Picture: PA Real Life)‘Still, I am a very open person and will always tell people what procedures I have had. I’m not like those people who pretend to be all natural.’
Patrick estimates to have had 20 injections of lip filler alone, and has no plans to stop any time soon – with a nose job booked for next month.
And the singleton is hoping that potential new partners will be able to see past the Botox and filler.
‘My breakup left me feeling not particularly confident, but the surgery helps build that back up,’ Patrick explained.
‘In terms of dating, I have, so far, found that people actually like my look. I identify as gay, so am looking to date men, but also not as either a man or woman.
(Picture: PA Real Life)‘I see myself as androgynous, or gender neutral, and have done since I was about 14. People will ask me, ‘What do I call you?’
‘And I just say, ‘Patrick.’ I’m neither a man nor a woman – I am a human being.’
While in no rush to enter a new relationship, Patrick hopes to one day find a man who can see past looks and focus on personality instead, adding: ‘My character is more important than my outer appearance.
‘Yes, I may personally love surgery, but I also like and support the natural look.
‘We all have to do what makes us happy, and surgery is something that completely depends on the person.
‘But if you don’t love yourself it is difficult for someone else to, and surgery is helping me with that.’
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