Superman Fan Undergoes Plastic Surgery to Look Like His Favorite Superhero

Herbert Chavez, a Superman fan from the Philippines, is so obsessed with the Man of Steel that he underwent several plastic surgery procedures just to look like his favorite superhero.

According to a video report by Bandila News’ Marie Lozano, 35-year-old Herbert Chavez has dramatically altered his appearance to look more like Superman. Unfortunately, the report is in Filipino and I’m not very good at that, but the guys at Real Self Blog translated some of it and managed to uncover that Chavez first went under the knife in 1995 and he’s had several other procedures since then. He had a chin augmentation to get Superman’s cleft, rhinoplasty to get Christopher Reeves nose, silicone injections for more plump lips and even thigh implants for a more muscular look. Examining the before and after photos, they speculate he may also have had eye surgery, cheek augmentation and jaw augmentation.

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Chavez, who apparently works as a pageant trainer (whatever that means), also has a sizable collection of Superman memorabilia, including life-size statues, action figures, clothing, comics and all sorts of other stuff. He’s a fan of cosplay, and judging by the photos on his Facebook profile, he loves posing both as Superman and Clark Kent. In Bandila’s report, a psychiatrist suggests Herbert Chavez may be suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a mental illness in which a person can’t stop thinking about a flaw with their appearance.

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Feedback (15 Comments)

  • Todd Posted on October 6, 2011

    Twink alert?

  • Kim Posted on October 8, 2011

    Looks great to me.

  • diablo Posted on October 9, 2011

    one thing. he still looks like a hobbit in Superman suit.

  • RC Posted on October 10, 2011

    You need to be over 6 foot…sorry dude…but you just look silly. LOL.

  • Mark Posted on October 11, 2011

    Sad..He should have stayed himself… A fool and weak since he thinks being or looking like Superman will make him happy. He needs help to resolve issues of not loving himself.. It doesn’t make perfect sense that he suffers from “Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a mental illness in which a person can’t stop thinking about a flaw with their appearance.” In the end he just wasted time and money on an obsession… Be yourself!

  • beatz Posted on October 12, 2011

    I think he realy fan of Superman.

  • Jason Posted on October 16, 2011

    I’m a big Superman fan too, about to purchase the newest Christopher Reeve 12″ Hot Toys figures, but that’s about it; nothing close to what Herbert has nor has done.

    It’s tough living in the Philippines, finding a job is very difficult, and with Herbert being able to do this stuff…he’s probably from a wealthy family. If it makes him happy, then so be it. But the reporters noted that too much of it can be a problem. The first thing that came to my mind is Michael Jackson’s face. Hey, it’s all good with this guy, he’s got his own thing going … but like you said Mark, that money could have been used to help the community.

    I typed quick notes from Tagalog (most interesting part is his thoughts in getting a special surgery from Japan to increase his height): “to look like his idol superman

    cleft chin silicon on lips implants on thighs

    since a kid, he’s been a big fan

    1995 first surgery at 17

    his got more would like to do, specially route or reeve

    he’s hoping to have a special surgery in japan to increase his height, but so far it has not happened.

    doctor who is herbert wants to work on his nose is saying that his office does not have a section on their tests prior to dealing with patients that look for traits bordering psychotic or neurotic

    dr bernadette arsana says surgery adds confidence to the patient, but having a more and more surgery done may state that there may be an issue deep inside that person’s personality

    herbert is saying that he understands and is not addicted to surgery; it makes him happy”.

  • Ben Posted on October 16, 2011

    Wow…”The Buzz”. I watch this show all the way from New York City.

  • Kdog Posted on October 17, 2011

    Mark, being a Superman fanatic IS who he is. He IS being himself. Why criticize someone so harshly for doing what makes them happy, if it isn’t affecting you or anyone else? And if your concern is the money being used for purposes YOU deem more ‘suitable,’ you can simply take all of your expendable income and every dime you would spend on entertainment and other objects that aren’t absolutely necessary to be alive, and donate it to a charity. Problem solved! Good job you. Now go sell your computer.

    I’m perturbed by the psychiatrist saying this could be body dysmorphic disorder. BDD is not when you really like something and want to look like it. BDD is not what this is. This is extreme fandom. And honestly? It could’ve turned out worse. I think he’s got quite the handsome face, now, what does it matter if it was artificially created? Why does that bother people so much in the year 2011? But if a woman wants a breast augmentation, that’s not creepy at all, right?

  • Juan Posted on February 8, 2012

    For such a huge fan of Superman™, spending (what I assume to be) tens of thousands of dollars over the years trying to look like The Man of Steel, you’d think it’d occur to him to do a few crunches and pushups. Jeez.