EarthlingsMake Me Superman: The Transformation of Herbert Chavez (Photos)Marlow Stern06.14.13EarthlingsMake Me Superman: The Transformation of Herbert Chavez (Photos)He went from pimply faced teen to a living, breathing incarnation of the Man of Steel, thanks to plastic surgery. A look at the Filipino super-fan and his Krypton obsession. Marlow Stern06.14.13 8:45 AM ETReuters/Landov; Getty To say that Herbert Chavez is obsessed with Superman is an understatement. The 34-year-old Filipino has had in the neighborhood of 17 plastic-surgery procedures (he’s lost count) to make him look like Superman, including chin implants to capture the iconic cleft, lip injections, skin pigment orientation, four nose jobs, three tummy tucks, and more. The procedures began in 1998, when Chavez was a pimple-faced 21-year-old with a huge love for all things Superman. Check out several pictures of Chavez in action. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Herbert Chavez stands among his huge collection of Superman mannequins, dolls, and other paraphernalia at his home in Calamba, Philippines. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Chavez underwent plastic surgery to transform himself into the Man of Steel, including a nose job and creating a cleft in his chin. He also had silicone injections for fuller lips, liposuction to flatten his abdomen, and implants to bulk up his buttocks and hips. Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters, via Landov Chavez holds a photograph of himself at 16, before his cosmetic surgery to look like Superman. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Chavez, who makes his own costumes, shops at a garment shop in Manila. Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters, via Landov Chavez displays his Superman shirt collection. Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters, via Landov Chavez poses with neighborhood children outside his home.