As the daughter of Sonny Bono and Cher, Chastity Bono definitely grew up in the spotlight. Chastity has always been comfortable in front of a crowd, most recently appearing on the program Dancing with the Stars, but her – now his – real calling is as a gay rights activist. The transition from Chastity to Chaz has been a very public female-to-male gender reassignment process. This process has required many plastic and other surgeries, both for aesthetics and gender transitioning.
Of the many times he has been under the knife, Chaz has had a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a bilateral mastectomy, or breast removal surgery. It may also be the case that he’s undergone a hysterectomy as part of his genital reconstructive procedures. This surgery, also known as GRT, changes the female anatomy into male anatomy.
Part of looking more masculine is changing the structure of the face. Taking hormone supplements can achieve some of this effect, but he may require a rhinoplasty, or nose job, and eyelid surgery to make his face completely masculine, if these surgeries have not already been done. It’s a long road to becoming fully transitioned, but with so many people supporting him, he is truly an inspiration to many who look up to him, and also have felt confused about their birth gender identities.
Plastic surgery for this child of the stars has not only been about changing genders. Chaz has lost large amounts of weight, nearly 100 pounds, throughout the years. He says that exercise, diet pills, and changes in diet were behind the incredible weight loss. However, after losing so much weight many people decide to go under the knife to eliminate the leftover loose skin. It is for this reason that he decided to get the tummy tuck, and liposuction around the neck area.
Take a look at Chaz Bono’s before and after photos for yourself, to see the results of his cosmetic surgery procedures and gender reassignment surgery.