Many celebrities have undergone gender reassignment surgery, such as Elliot Page, Caitlyn Jenner, and Laverne Cox. While the surgery is common to the public, few have heard of uterine transplantation or womb transplant. The procedure involves a donated uterus or tissue-engineered uterus using the male’s stem cells and then implanted into the pelvic region.
Actress and singer Lucinta Luna revealed yesterday (Tuesday, 19th July) via her Instagram story that she would undergo a uterus ‘upgrade’ today (Wednesday, 18th July). She wrote in the caption of her latest Instagram post, where she was wearing a gold mask, that the uterus ‘upgrade’ (transplant) went well and now she has become a ‘real woman’.
Her decision came after having her Adam’s apple – or laryngeal prominence – surgically removed and her jaw bones reconstructed in South Korea. Her Adam’s apple removal surgery wound suture was also accidentally torn off due to excessive movement. “I kept dancing and moving a lot. Because the surgery wound hasn’t dried up yet, the stitch ripped,” she captioned in a previous video post.
The “Jom Jom Manjalita” singer confirmed the uterus transplant procedure on her Instagram story, noting that it will be her last procedure. She added that she was proceeding with the operation to keep her future baby daddy’s legs tied after he knocks her up, so he doesn’t leave after sleeping with her.
Netizens, of course, have a lot to say regarding her cosmetic choices. Although some of the comments are supportive, there are negative ones which can be read, “She’s trying to do God’s work”, “Please stop, Ratu. Do not put yourself through pain just to be seen as a woman and loved by men,” and “No matter how beautiful (she is), (she is) still a man”.
Last March, Lucinta also underwent a cosmetic procedure in South Korea to look more like her idol, BLACKPINK’s Lisa. Whatever choice she makes, we hope she will be happy with it in the future.
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.