3 Things to Know About Gender Confirmation Surgery

Transgender symbol and scalpel with a syringeThe decision to undergo gender confirmation surgery can be daunting. Looking at the different procedures available and preparing for such a surgery can be even more so. For many people, surgery is the only option left to help them transition to their identified gender. Most people who choose to undergo gender confirmation surgery have been struggling with associated mental health issues and report marked improvement in their mental health after the procedures.

There are several things to know about gender confirmation surgery. What used to be a taboo topic has turned into a potentially life-saving operation for many people. However, there are still many misconceptions about gender confirmation surgery that exist.

Gender confirmation surgery is not a single “one-size-fits-all” procedure. Gender confirmation is not a single procedure someone can elect to have. Gender confirmation is the holistic look at the body. For those who have undergone years of hormone therapy, the procedure may be significantly different from those who have not.

Gender confirmation surgery is generally split into three portions. Depending on the desires of the person, facial reconstruction surgery can help make their facial feature better align with their identified gender. The chest or “top” surgery either removes breast tissue or enhances breast size while genital or “bottom” surgery transforms and reconstructs the genitalia to align with the identified gender.

It can significantly improve the quality of life in individuals. For people who suffer from mental health issues associated with gender identity, gender confirmation surgery can provide significant help in improving their quality of life. In general, 94%-100% of people who elect to undergo gender confirmation surgery are satisfied with the results and report improvement in mental health.

If you would like more information about gender confirmation surgery, call Dr. Bardia Amirlak at Amirlak Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX at 972-972-4708, or visit www.amirlakplasticsurgery.com to schedule a consultation today. The team at Amirlak Plastic Surgery will work with you to provide a comprehensive approach for transgender patients and has the expertise and facility to provide expert care.

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