Chaz Bono, the transgendered son of Sonny and Cher, began his weight loss journey as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars a few seasons back. Now, a year after starting to lose weight, Chaz has appeared on the popular television show The Doctors pattern baldness treatment to discuss his transformation and the steps he took along the way.
Since beginning taking steps to lose weight a year ago, 44-year old Chaz Bono has dropped a total of 85 pounds. How did he do it? Chaz has chronicled his transformation in Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man buy Retin-A , and revealed his theory that his weight issues stem back to his childhood.
Now, after losing weight through a combination of diet, exercise and diet pills, Chaz decided to undergo further cosmetic surgery to get rid of the excess skin he had as a result of his rapid weight loss. Makemeheal.com reported earlier that often when patients lose weight, they also opt to have skin tightening plastic surgery procedures, as well as liposuction to get rid of the loose skin that can’t be eliminated with just exercise or diet alone.
Although some extra weight does come off with the plastic surgery procedures, a tummy tuck and liposuction, the procedures that Chaz had, are not recommended as weight loss tools and the star was careful to say this during his interview.
“I’m just hoping that I’m going to look that much thinner without the extra skin on me,” he said prior to the surgery.
Chaz opted to have a tummy tuck to get rid of the hanging skin on his abdominal area and in addition to the abdominoplasty also opted to have some liposuction on his neck, resulting in a more defined neck and jawline. Because his procedures involved both his body and face, his plastic surgery was a little longer but most likely enhanced with a plastic surgery recovery kit especially designed to make the healing process, faster and easier and resulting in minimal scarring.
Dr. Ordon also credited Chaz with having a positive mindset that helped him focus on his weight loss goals, which helped makes his journey successful from start to finish.
FamousPlastic.net notes that during the interview the doctors discuss the differences between a tummy tuck for a man and a tummy tuck for a woman. On a man, the goal is to pull the waistline straight down and have a bellybutton with a round shape, whereas on a woman, the waistline is pulled in and the bellybutton is given an elliptical shape.
Prior to his cosmetic weight loss, Chaz had undergone an elective dual mastectomy during his female-to-male transition.
In addition to looking and feeling better, Chaz has also improved his overall health. During the interview, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon notes that Chaz also improved his cholesterol levels, as well as his blood pressure and glucose. High cholesterol and blood pressure are commonly associated with obesity and can lead to heart disease if they remain uncontrolled.none