Gender Affirmation Surgery for Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male Patients at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Ladera, CA!
What is Gender Affirmation Surgery
Gender affirmation surgery – also commonly referred to as transgender surgery – is an umbrella term used to describe a grouping of surgical procedures that help individuals achieve the physical appearance and functions that match the gender they identify with. Gender affirmation surgery is a critical procedure for an individual’s well-being; that’s why, at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Ladera, CA, Dr. Ali approaches every gender affirmation surgery with the care and attention that you deserve.
We specialize in both male-to-female (“bottom surgery”) and female-to-male (“top surgery”) gender affirmation surgeries.
How Does It Work?
Gender affirmation surgery takes a highly personalized approach, as patients may look for different outcomes from their surgeries or may not want to undergo the entire spectrum of gender affirmation procedures.
Let’s take a closer look at how male-to-female and female-to-male surgeries work:
Male-to-Female: Male-to-female surgery – which is commonly referred to as bottom surgery – involves a variety of procedures that help the patient look and function as their true gender identity. Male-to-female gender affirmation surgery can include procedures that create female genitalia, breast augmentation surgery, neck lift, hormonal treatments, facial feminization surgery, and more.
Female-to-Male: Female-to-male surgery – also known as top surgery – is an umbrella term used to describe the procedures that help the patient achieve both physical and functional male qualities. This procedure can involve breast removal surgery, hormonal treatments, and surgeries that create male genitalia.
At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we work closely with our patients to help them feel 100% comfortable in their skin and their gender identity. Our gender affirmation surgeries are customized to your specific needs, so you’ll experience a truly personalized form of care.
Am I a Good Candidate for Gender Affirmation Surgery?
You’re a good candidate for gender affirmation surgery if you have lived as your preferred gender for at least a year and have already begun gender affirmation treatments with your physician. The best candidates are healthy nonsmoking individuals with realistic expectations for their procedure.
Consultations Are Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at South Coast Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.
What Results Will I See?
Results can be life-changing for patients who have felt uncomfortable living as a gender they do not identify with. Whether you’re seeking out male-to-female or female-to-male gender affirmation surgery, you can expect your results to truly match the gender you’ve always truly identified as.
Depending on the specific surgeries, patients can expect to see initial results right away, with final results visible three to six months after gender affirmation surgery.
What is the Recovery Like?
Recovery can be intensive, which is why we usually recommend that patients take about two weeks off from work to devote to intensive recovery. The first week of recovery will be the most uncomfortable, but most patients can expect to steadily heal after this period of time.
Your plastic surgeon will provide you with all follow-up appointments and recovery plans based on the surgeries you opt to undergo. Our surgeons also work with local support groups and can help direct you toward community resources that will help your recovery and transition.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation or learn more about gender affirmation surgery, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at South Coast Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Ladera office directly to schedule – (949) 701-4454.
South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the Ladera metro area.