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    Chaz Bono Saving Up for Penis Construction Surgery

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    Chaz Bono is ready to take the final step in his transformation from woman to man.

    The former Dancing With the Stars hoofer, who previously had a mastectomy to remove his breasts, is saving up to pay for his final gender reassignment surgery, in which doctors will construct a penis for him, according to Rolling Stone.  

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    "I could get a phalloplasty, which builds the phallus from a donor site on your body, but I'm leaning more toward a metoidioplasty," Bono told the mag. "It's a procedure that uses what you already have down there, which has grown larger from the testosterone. You end up with a smaller phallus than with the phalloplasty, but it's fully functional, it gets erect, and the sensation is all there."

    So how much will Bono have to put away for the pricey operation?

    "There's different ways to do the surgery, from real basic to more and more options. It's like a car," Bono said. "I'd like to have the testicular implants and all of that, and I'd like to be able to urinate through it," he went on. "The doctor I want to use is in Belgrade. It's going to be a little cheaper there. Probably $25,000, maybe $45,000, I really don't know."

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    While the Becoming Chaz star stayed mum on whether or not his decision to have the surgery was the reason for his split with ex-fiancée Jennifer Elia, Bono did say Elia wasn't exactly a fan of that final step in his transformation.

    "I think Jen wished I wouldn't get the bottom done, but she understood my need to," Bono went on. "You have to understand, though, for me the life transformation has already happened."

    Chaz, the son of Cher and Sonny Bono, first opened up about his decision to become a man in 2009. 

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