Bruce Jenner, who has come out to his family as transgender, is moving forward with his sex change transition by getting plastic surgery to make his nose look more womanly.
Sources told TMZ March 16 Bruce got the nose plastic surgery to “soften” his facial features to look more feminine. Jenner, who has been undergoing hormone therapy, got a laryngeal shave in January 2014.
The laryngeal shave, a plastic surgery procedure that flattens the Adam’s apple, is usually a precursor to a sex change operation.
In recent months, Bruce’s increasingly feminine appearance has fueled speculation he got lip injections and will soon get breast implants. Jenner got a nose job and a partial face lift in 1984, and a second corrective face lift in 2009.
Bruce plans to undergo sex change surgery this summer. After he transitions to a woman, Jenner will be a lesbian, as he plans to date women.
Bruce has reportedly been getting therapy to prepare for his transition, but recently increased his sessions to cope with the emotional fallout of the Feb. 7 car accident that left one woman dead.
Legal experts say Bruce is unlikely to be charged with criminal manslaughter charges because he was not drinking, speeding or texting before the car accident. However, the former Olympic gold medalist could be forced to pay millions in a civil wrongful death lawsuit.
Jenner recently stopped filming the docu-series chronicling his sex change, saying he wants to wait until his sons are comfortable with his transgender transition. However, the former Olympic gold medalist is moving forward with his gender reassignment surgery and TV interview with Diane Sawyer.
Kardashians and Jenners Arguing Over Bruce’s Public Sex Change
Sources said Jenner felt pressured by producers to finish shooting the docu-series so it could air in May, but he has no intention of rushing production of such a delicate subject matter. Meanwhile, Jenner’s decision to go public with his sex change transition has caused a rift between the Kardashian and Jenner families.
Bruce’s sons, Brody, Burt and Brandon Jenner, have been at odds with Kris Jenner and her daughters, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. Bruce and Kris divorced in 2014 after 23 years of marriage. Kris, who called the shots in their marriage, is reportedly furious that Bruce’s sex change has garnered so much negative attention.
Meanwhile, Bruce is happy to finally be himself after hiding his transgender issues for decades. Jenner has known he was transgender since the age of five and has been cross-dressing for years, said his ex-wife, Chrystie Scott.
Bruce, who won the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon in 1976, hid his gender identity issues out of shame, Celebrity Health reported. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocates have expressed their support for Jenner, whom they believe can shine a spotlight on gender identity issues that have been the source of shame and suicide among the LGBT community.
Jenner, who has been divorced three times, plans to date women after his gender reassignment even though he will live his life as a woman. “Bruce will wear women’s clothes more around the house and will gradually make little changes in a more public manner,” said a source. “He feels so much better to be in control of his body and life.”