Annie Leibovitz for 'Vanity Fair'
Caitlyn Jenner is finally her authentic self — and she’s thanking the people who helped get her there.
The 65-year-old — formerly Bruce — gifted her plastic surgeon with a signed copy of Vanity Fair’s July issue, in which she made her debut as a woman in a spread of stunning pictures shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
So impressed by my boss Dr Harrison Lee's phenomenal work and being part of Caitlyn's transformation. #caitlynjenner #drharrisonlee #vanityfair #transgender #realself #loveit ❤️ A photo posted by Vilma✨ (@x_vilmaa_x) on Jun 9, 2015 at 12:52pm PDT
So impressed by my boss Dr Harrison Lee's phenomenal work and being part of Caitlyn's transformation. #caitlynjenner #drharrisonlee #vanityfair #transgender #realself #loveit ❤️
A photo posted by Vilma✨ (@x_vilmaa_x) on Jun 9, 2015 at 12:52pm PDT
In the pages of Vanity Fair, Cait opened up about suffering a panic attack shortly after undergoing a facial feminization procedure on March 15.
“What did I just do? What did I just do to myself?,” she remembers thinking after the operation.
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While recovering, a counselor from the Los Angeles Gender Center came to her Malibu home so she could talk to a professional — who assured her that her reaction was likely caused by painkillers and her second-guessing was a natural, human reaction.
The doctors who performed the surgery — Gary Alter and Harrison Lee (pictured above) — told the New York Daily News they were thrilled with the results.
(Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair)
“She’s extremely happy with the results, and we are too,” Dr. Alter gushed. He added of her big VF cover, “I thought she looked absolutely beautiful.”
Dr. Lee said there’s a noticeable difference in Caitlyn now that she’s finally living the life she always wanted.
“She’s just very happy with her life right now,” the plastic surgeon said. “She’s extremely pleased with her transition. She’s getting along with her life in the manner that she’s always dreamed.”