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Gender Affirming Surgery

Gender affirming surgery is a deeply personal and transformative step in your journey to your true identity. For those seeking to align their physical appearance with their true gender identity, this medical procedure can offer a sense of authenticity, comfort, and self-acceptance. Inspire Aesthetics is led by board-certified plastic surgeons who take the time to understand your goals and offer personalized surgical plans to ensure the results conform to your true self.

Become Your True, Authentic Self

Gender affirming surgery is not just about aesthetics; it’s about improving mental health and quality of life. Many individuals who undergo gender affirming surgery report increased self-esteem, reduced gender dysphoria, and a profound sense of liberation. It enables them to live more comfortably as their true selves. It’s an empowering choice that allows you to embark on your journey toward self-discovery, affirming your true identity in both body and spirit.

About Gender Affirming Surgery

Gender affirming surgery, commonly known as gender confirmation surgery, is a set of medical procedures to help individuals achieve alignment between their physical characteristics and their true gender identity. It is an essential component of gender transition for many transgender and gender non-conforming people, offering the opportunity to bring their external appearance into harmony with their internal sense of self.

For transgender women, gender affirming surgery may include procedures such as breast augmentation and facial feminization surgery. Conversely, transgender men may undergo chest masculinization surgery and facial masculinization procedures to help them embody their gender identity more authentically. These surgeries are not one-size-fits-all; they are tailored to each individual’s unique needs and preferences.

Reasons to Consider Gender Affirming Surgery:

  • Alleviate gender dysphoria
  • Achieve physical alignment with gender identity
  • Enhance mental and emotional well-being
  • Improve self-esteem and body confidence
  • Foster a sense of authenticity
  • Support overall gender transition process
  • Promote a healthier self-image

Best Candidates

Gender affirming surgery is typically recommended for individuals who have undergone thorough evaluation and meet specific criteria. The best candidates are those who have a well-established gender identity, have received appropriate mental health support, and are in good overall health.

Candidates should also be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking due to its impact on surgical outcomes. Ultimately, the decision to pursue gender affirming surgery should be a carefully considered one, made in collaboration with your surgeons.

Your Gender Affirming Surgery Consultation

During your gender affirming surgery consultation, you will have a comprehensive discussion with our board-certified plastic surgeon. The surgeon will review your medical history, discuss your gender identity and goals, and evaluate your overall health. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share your concerns. The surgeon will explain the various surgical options available, their potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes. Together, you and your surgeon will create a personalized surgical plan tailored to your unique needs and desires.

FTM Surgeries

FTM (Female-to-Male) surgeries are a set of gender affirming procedures to help transgender men align their physical characteristics with their male gender identity. These surgeries may include chest masculinization (top surgery) and facial masculinization surgery.

Facial Masculinization Surgery

Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) is a crucial component of gender affirming procedures for transgender men and gender non-conforming individuals. This set of surgical techniques is designed to enhance masculine facial features and create a more gender-aligned appearance. FMS can encompass a range of procedures, including:

  • Adam’s apple enhancement: This procedure involves the surgical enhancement of the laryngeal prominence (Adam’s apple) to create a more prominent and masculine neck.
  • Rhinoplasty: This surgery reshapes the nose to create a more angular and masculine profile, often involving changes to the bridge, tip, and nostrils.
  • Cheek and chin augmentation: Augmentation of the cheekbones and chin can provide a more defined and angular appearance, contributing to a more masculine facial structure.
  • Forehead lengthening: Forehead augmentation or reconstruction can reduce the appearance of a rounded or feminine forehead, creating a flatter, more masculine contour.
  • Jaw contouring: Jawline surgery can involve reshaping the jaw to create a broader, more angular look, which is typically associated with male facial features.
FTM Top Surgery

FTM (Female-to-Male) top surgery, also known as chest masculinization surgery or simply top surgery, is a gender affirming procedure to create a more masculine chest for transgender men and non-binary individuals assigned female at birth. It involves the removal of breast tissue and reshaping the chest to create a flatter, more masculine contour. FTM top surgery can be performed using the following techniques:

  • Double Incision Mastectomy: This technique involves making horizontal incisions across the chest to remove breast tissue and excess skin. It is suitable for individuals with larger breasts and provides precise control over chest contouring.
  • Periareolar or Keyhole Mastectomy: Periareolar mastectomy, also known as keyhole mastectomy, uses smaller incisions around the areola to remove breast tissue and achieve a flatter chest. This technique is ideal for those with smaller breasts.
  • Inverted-T Top Surgery: Inverted-T top surgery combines aspects of both double incision and periareolar mastectomy. This technique allows for more extensive tissue removal while preserving the nipple and areola.

MTF Surgeries

MTF (Male-to-Female) surgeries are a set of gender affirming procedures aimed at helping transgender women align their physical appearance with their female gender identity. These surgeries can include facial feminization surgery and breast augmentation.

Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a series of surgical procedures to create or enhance feminine facial features in transgender women and individuals undergoing gender transition. FFS plays a vital role in helping individuals achieve a more authentic appearance. FFS can encompass a range of procedures, including:

  • Adam’s Apple Reduction: This procedure reduces the prominence of the laryngeal prominence (Adam’s apple) to create a smoother and more feminine neck profile.
  • Brow Lift: A brow lift can lift and reshape the eyebrows and forehead, creating a more feminine and youthful appearance.
  • Cheek Augmentation: Cheek augmentation involves adding volume to the cheeks, enhancing their contour and providing a softer, more feminine appearance.
  • Chin Recontouring: Chin recontouring can reshape the chin, making it appear smaller and more delicate, which is typically associated with feminine facial features.
  • Forehead Reduction: Forehead reduction surgery reduces the size of the forehead, eliminating or minimizing a prominent brow ridge.
  • Jaw Contour: Jaw contouring surgery can reduce the width of the jawline, creating a more oval and feminine facial shape.
  • Lip Lift: A lip lift shortens the distance between the nose and upper lip, creating a fuller and more feminine lip appearance.
  • Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can reshape the nose to be more delicate and in harmony with other facial features, enhancing overall femininity.

MTF Breast Augmentation

MTF breast augmentation, also known as breast augmentation mammoplasty, is a gender affirming procedure to enhance the size and shape of the chest in transgender women and individuals undergoing male-to-female (MTF) gender transition. This surgical intervention aims to create a more feminine and proportionate chest contour, helping individuals align their physical appearance with their gender identity.

During MTF breast augmentation, a qualified plastic surgeon places breast implants beneath the chest muscles to achieve the desired breast size and shape. The choice of implant type, size, and surgical technique depends on the individual’s unique goals, body anatomy, and the surgeon’s recommendations. This procedure can significantly improve self-esteem, body confidence, and overall well-being for transgender women.

Schedule Your Consultation

Inspire Aesthetics offers comprehensive gender affirming consultations to help you take the next step in your journey towards self-fulfillment. Our team is here to provide personalized guidance and discuss your unique needs and goals. Whether you’re considering top surgery, facial feminization, or other gender affirming procedures, scheduling a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons is the first step towards realizing your authentic self.

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