Caitlyn Jenner — known formerly as Bruce — is putting her best face forward.
The 65-year-old made her debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, and opened up about suffering a panic attack after undergoing a 10- to 15-hour cosmetic procedure to “feminize” her face — an operation she thought would last five hours.
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“What did I just do? What did I just do to myself,” Caitlyn says she thought following the plastic surgery.
Vanity Fair reports that a counselor from the Los Angeles Gender Center came to her Malibu home so she could talk to a professional — who assured her the reactions were likely induced by the painkillers and second-guessing is a natural, human reaction.
In the pages of Vanity Fair’s June issue, which hits newsstands on June 9, the writer notes that Caitlyn has not had any genital surgery.
Since making her big debut, she has spoken out on Twitter about finally sharing her true self.
“I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,” she tweeted. “Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.”
I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015