What to Consider When Planning Gender Transformation

Gender transformation surgery, also known as gender reassignment surgery, involves surgically altering a patient’s face or body parts to match that of the other gender. Common procedures performed by Dr. Chernoff include rhinoplasty, jaw reshaping and Adam’s apple and forehead reduction procedures. He also offers many non-surgical options, such as BOTOX®, laser treatments and lip augmentation. It all depends on the patient’s unique situation.
Why Would Somebody Undergo Gender Transformation?
A person may undergo this procedure for a variety of reasons. For one, people who undergo these procedures do not identify with the gender they were born as. For example, a person who was born as a female may want to consider gender transformation in order to achieve a more masculine appearance.
What Does Gender Transformation Involve?
Gender transformation can be male-to-female or female-to-male. The goal of a male-to-female procedure is to make a natural-born male look more like a female. This will likely include procedures that minimize the appearance of masculine features, such as an Adam’s apple. It may also involve rhinoplasty surgery to reduce the size of the nose, or it may involve breast augmentation to achieve a feminine bust.
The goal of a female-to-male gender transformation procedure is to make a natural-born female look more like a male. Often times, this includes breast reduction in order to remove the breasts. It can also include facial reshaping, since the masculine face tends to be wider and more chiseled than the female face. However, it all depends on the unique situation and the individual’s goals.
Some of the less invasive procedures, such as BOTOX® and hair removal, may be used in both male-to-female and female-to-male cases. This is because both men and women deal with common signs of aging and excess hair.
How Does One Start the Gender Transformation Process?
Gender transformation surgery is not something that should be undertaken lightly. As such, it is important to first consult with a skilled professional to determine if the procedure is really in a person’s best interest. Most of the time, a person has already begun making changes to transform into their preferred gender by the time they consider gender transformation procedures. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to transgender surgery.
Dr. Chernoff at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery has been performing successful gender transformation procedures for over 20 years. Let him be your guide in your journey to a new gender. Schedule a consultation at his office in Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Beverly Hills or Newport Beach to get started. Life is too short to wait another day. Contact us today to book your appointment!

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