According to the Williams Institute of Law at UCLA, there are almost 700,000 transgender individuals in the United States. As a person faces a transition, the question of which gender affirmation procedures are necessary to make your gender transformation complete is deeply personal and up to each individual.
Deciding what procedures you want to pursue can be an exhilarating and exciting time in your life. Here are most of the gender reassignment surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments to help you transform to the real you:
Chest or Top Surgery
While some transgender individuals are comfortable with either binding the chest or wearing prosthetic breasts, others want a permanent solution.
For female-to-male (FTM) individuals, your breasts can be removed, leaving behind flat masculine pectorals.
For male-to-female (MTF) individuals, breast augmentation with breast implants can help create your feminine silhouette.
After performing over 700 gender affirmation surgeries, Dr. Fischer has noticed that top surgery is the most liberating gender affirmation surgery for her transgender patients. It truly helps you finally feel like your true self.
Here are facial procedures for anyone who seeks to transform their facial features to complete their re-assignment:
For female-to-male (FTM) individuals, a stronger chin or chin implant, a wider jaw and a heavier brow may be more desirable. Ask about our facial masculinization procedures and treatments.
For male-to-female (MTF) individuals, the width of the jaw and the set of the brow may be a priority. Facial feminization surgery and a tracheal shave can soften certain features and bring them more in-line with a female look.
Various body contouring procedures are also available to help you achieve your gender transformation goals. The recommended procedure or treatment will ultimately depend on your unique body type and desired look, which can be discussed during your consultation. At the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery, you have both surgical (liposuction, body lift, etc.) and non-surgical solutions (BodyTite, SculpSure, etc.) to choose from.
Hormone replacement therapy can help you maintain physical and emotional changes in your body throughout your gender transformation journey. When choosing hormone replacement therapy, consider one that is all-natural, easy to administer and manage, and doesn't come with unwanted side effects. Explore BioTE pellets, a bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that is a "set it and forget it" solution. Instead of daily injections or cream applications, you can undergo a simple pellet injection in as little as twice a year. No more daily shots, no more creams, no more daily management of your levels. The perfect stress-free supplement to feeling like your true self.
If you or a loved one is considering gender re-assignment, contact the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery team and plastic surgeon, Dr. Beverly Fischer. We specialize in gender affirmation surgery and can make the transition to your true self a reality. Contact us today to request a consultation or to simply learn more.