Reformed cosmetic surgery addict Alicia Douvall has warned young women not to rush to go under the knife, as she blames doctors for failing to stop her spending $1.6 million (£1 million) on beauty procedures.

The former model is believed to be the world's most cosmetically enhanced woman after having more than 50 operations, including 16 breast enhancements, 11 eyelifts, six nose jobs, and implants to her butt, chin, and cheeks.

She eventually spent time in a rehabilitation clinic and was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder, but she insists medical professionals should have stepped in to stop her when it was clear she had a psychological issue.

Douvall tells Sky News, "At one point, I was diagnosed with body dysmorphia. Whether I had that or not, I don't know. I don't believe I've got it now. I think that the plastic surgeon was giving me hopes that were not achievable, and I did not understand or realise that the plastic surgeon couldn't give me the extreme results that I was after.

"I think I kept chasing and chasing something that wasn't possible, and I think that when you sit in a plastic surgeon's office, they do say, 'Yep, we can do that' and they don't explain to you that if it's an extreme case, then the results are going to be okay, but when you are what we call 'tweaking', the chances are you are going to be unhappy with the result."