Toby Sheldon, a 33-year-old songwriter, spent $100,000 over the course of five years in an attempt to look like his youthful idol Justin Bieber.

Sheldon’s long list of surgeries included face filler treatments, eyelid surgery and chin reduction. He’s also had hair treatments to prevent thinning, which he began at 23. The Los Angeles-based songwriter started undergoing surgeries to resemble Bieber after the Canadian pop singer made it big in America in 2008.

"Once Justin shot to fame his face was everywhere and I all I kept thinking when I saw his picture was, 'I want to look like him,"' Sheldon said, according to the Daily Mail. "It took three transplants and a total of $21,000 to accurately lower my hair line, close off my temples and grow back my bangs."

While Sheldon’s conviction to resemble Bieber might seem like the ambition of a diehard fan, Sheldon insists his preoccupation with the 19-year-old’s appearance has little to do with his music or general celebrity – but everything to do with his boyish good looks. “By using Justin’s charming baby face as my inspiration, I’ve been able to restructure my entire look to maintain a much more youthful appearance through plastic surgery,” he said. “His face was just so flawless every change I made was modeled after him."

After undergoing a $5,000 eye lift surgery, $20,000 worth of hair transplants, thousands of dollars on Aquamid and Botox injections, there was another major operation that Sheldon felt was vital to achieving the look he was going for – smile surgery. “The more I started studying Justin and young people in general it’s really their smile that gives them their youthful glow," he said. "If you look closely, you’ll notice that when younger people just barely have their mouths open they naturally show their top teeth, giving them a sort of natural and effortless smile.” Sheldon had smile surgery at a cost of $30,000 that lifted his upper lip and turned his bottom lip out for a constant smiling appearance.

Though Sheldon believes he’s passable as a Bieber doppelganger, he feels there’s more work to be done for him to be fully satisfied with his youthful Bieber-esque face. A nose job and jaw reduction, suggested by his surgeon, are likely in the songwriter’s future.

– Chelsea Regan

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