The choice to undergo gender-confirmation surgery (GCS) is a defining moment in a person’s life. Gender-confirmation surgery is also incredibly complex and requires mastery of multiple surgical specialties. The goal of the procedure is to provide the patient with a physical appearance that truly matches who they are. That is why so much time, passion, and care is required.
Providing Personalized Results
There are many different aspects of gender-confirmation surgery. Dr. Ploplys performs top surgery as well as facial feminization. These procedures include:
- Transfeminine Top Surgery – Enhancing the size of the breasts to create a more feminine appearance. Breast implants, fat grafting and breast lift are often used individually or in combination with the goal of creating more feminine contours.
- Transmasculine Top Surgery – Creating a chest with a flatter and more masculine appearance by removing breast tissue and reshaping and repositioning the nipple areola complex. This can be done with a periareolar approach for smaller chested individuals. For most patients, subcutaneous mastectomy with free nipple grafting is required. Liposuction is often used as an adjunct to hone the result.
The other main aspect of gender-confirmation surgery is all the little details. Subtle changes to the face can create a softer, sharper, or more refined appearance that is more masculine or feminine. The procedures used to achieve this often include rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, and facial implants or fillers.
From the moment you come in for your consultation, our surgeon will work with you to understand your goals so that she can provide you with results that satisfy your needs. You input is vital to the entire process.
If you are interested in undergoing gender-confirmation surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation. We can provide you with compassionate and comprehensive care throughout the entire process.
It was never about “becoming” another person – I already was who I wanted to be – I just wanted and needed my body to reflect that.
I can say I am a proud transgender man and I am so happy with my body transformation.