Caitlyn Jenner reveals she faced panic attacks after 10-hour surgery

The star reveals she underwent 'facial feminisation' surgery earlier this year
Caitlyn Jenner

Her bravery has been applauded by plenty of supporters, but making the public transition from Bruce to Caitlyn Jenner certainly hasn’t been easy, as the former Olympian and reality star revealed in her interview with Vanity Fair.

Looking stunning on the cover of the June issue, Caitlyn said she endured a panic attack after undergoing facial feminisation surgery on March 15 – a process that was supposed to take five hours but instead lasted 10.

“What did I just do? What did I just do to myself?” Caitlyn recalled thinking during that terrifying moment, according to the story preview on Vanity Fair‘s website.

The panic was so overwhelming, Caitlyn told Vanity Fair she saw a counsellor from the Los Angeles Gender Center, who told her it was a normal reaction.

Since then, Caitlyn told Vanity Fair‘s Buzz Bissinger that she hasn’t regretted making the change.

“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,'” she went on to say.

Since setting up her public Facebook and Twitter accounts, Caitlyn’s unveiling has been met with plenty of praise. On Twitter, she took just four hours to reach 1 million followers – setting a new world record!

“Another Jenner world record, and at 65? Who’da thought! Humbled & honored to have reached 1M followers in 4 hrs. Thank you for your support,” she tweeted earlier today.

Caitlyn’s family have also come out in support of her journey, with both the Jenners and the Kardashians putting themselves firmly in Caitlyn’s corner.

Khloe posted this image to Instagram

Get Woman’s Day home delivered!  

Subscribe and save up to 29% on a magazine subscription.

Related stories