A woman who has spent her life transforming into a ‘human Barbie’ has revealed that she is encouraging her teenage son to get a nose job for Christmas.
Marcela Iglesias, 43, has shelled out nearly $81,000 for cosmetic procedures over the years and now believes that surgery will make her 19-year-old son, Rodrigo, happy.
Rodrigo has already had less-invasive approaches such as Botox injections into the tip of his nose but now wants to go under the knife.
His model mother, from Los Angeles, who is often mistaken for her son’s girlfriend or sister, fully supports his choice despite Rodrigo’s young age.
Marcela Iglesias, 43, has shelled out nearly $81,000 for cosmetic procedures over the years and now believes that surgery will make her 19-year-old son, Rodrigo, happy (pictured together)
The model, from Los Angeles, fully supports his choice despite Rodrigo’s young age (pictured together)
‘He has manifested that he doesn’t like the shape of his nose,’ Marcela said.
‘The procedure will help him to be more comfortable taking pictures.
‘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 Mom, see I got it done and you were not part of it!”.
The mother-of-one (pictured) has spent her life transforming into a ‘human Barbie’ is often mistaken for her son’s girlfriend or sister
Rodrigo (left and right) has already had less-invasive approaches such as botox injections into the tip of his nose but now wants to go under the knife
Marcela defended her choice further by stating that Rodrigo (pictured together) was recently diagnosed with a mildly deviated septum so the surgery could further his ability to breathe
‘I would feel be very disappointed and 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 per cent 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 insisted that the procedure would help her teenage son (pictured) feel more comfortable taking pictures
Marcela has created a social media platform called Plastics Of Hollywood where she shares updates on Rodrigo and why she is letting him have cosmetic surgery on his face (together, when Rodrigo was a child)
Marcela defended her choice further by stating that Rodrigo was recently diagnosed with a mildly deviated septum so the surgery could further his ability to breathe.
The mother-of-one said: ‘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 insists she would not approve just any surgery.
Marcela adds that her son’s (pictured together) situation is quite common where they live in Los Angeles
Marcella has spent $81,000 on cosmetic surgery (before, left, and after, right) and is now encouraging her teenage son to get a nose job for Christmas
She added: ‘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.’
Marcela said that although her son (pictured) has ‘an amazing bone structure and great hair’ many of his friends have undergone similar procedures
Marcela (before surgery, left, and after, right) said that she has discussed the pros and cons of surgery with her son after spending much of her own life under the knife
Marcela adds that her son’s situation is quite common 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.’
Marcela has created a social media platform called Plastics Of Hollywood where she shares updates on Rodrigo and why she is letting him have cosmetic surgery on his face.
Rodrigo 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!’