Superman Superfan Undergoes Plastic Surgery to Look Like Favorite Hero

A man from the Philippines is so obsessed with Superman that he has undergone a complete plastic surgery makeover to look like the Man of Steel. Herbert Chavez, 35, has had a series of plastic surgery procedures over the past 16 years and believes he now looks like his favorite superhero. The 35-year-old has been collecting Superman memorabilia for more than two decades and has undergone procedures including rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, thigh implants and a chin augmentation to look just like Christopher Reeves. Media reports indicate that Chavez has now become a media celebrity in the Philippines.

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Chavez has created his very own Facebook page to share his before and after pictures and showcase his collection of Superman memorabilia. If you look at his “before” photos, you’ll see that he has typical Filipino features and looks like the average guy. The “after” photos include more chiseled features and the official “Superman” look with makeup, slicked black hair and of course, the famous Superman cape and costume.  Chavez is a member of Justice Ph, a group of superhero fans and comic book enthusiasts who “costume play” or role play as their favorite characters. These “cosplayers” get together on weekends to show off their costumes and play out the scenes from their favorite comics or movies.

While this type of obsession may seem all in good fun, plastic surgeons and psychiatrists both agree that the risks associated with surgery outweigh the benefits. Some people going to such extreme measures to change their appearance may be suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). BDD is a psychiatric condition that cannot be addressed with a plastic surgery transformation. Many board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeons do request a mental health checkup for patients who may be at risk for BDD and other mental health problems.

Are you thinking about undergoing a plastic surgery makeover? Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for a consultation. Look at these plastic and cosmetic surgery before and after photos to see examples of successful outcomes with some of today’s most popular procedures.

Further Reading

  • Women, who want feet that are more beautiful, are flocking to plastic surgery centers around the country to undergo a toe reshaping procedure. Women with very wide toes are “suffering” from a condition that has been coined, ‘toe-besity’. New York-based podiatrist Dr. Oliver Zong recently interviews with “Good Morning America” about this emerging trend, and shares some insights about this elective surgery.

  • Even though women are often stereotyped as driving demand for cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, a recent study released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicates that more men than ever are heading to the cosmetic surgeon for their own male makeover.

  • has recently released a fantastic plastic surgery cost infographic for both men and women. Why do people shell out so much money for plastic surgery? Well the answer obviously is to look better and feel wonderful about themselves. In addition, as I have written before, it is becoming the rising trend for job seekers as the job market becomes more and more competitive.