Transgender Surgery Male to Female
Patients who are beginning the physical transition process often have questions about transgender surgery. Male to female transition procedures, in combination with hormone therapy, can have many benefits for transwomen. These include improved mental health, enhanced self-esteem, greater body satisfaction, and increased ability to “pass” in society as a woman. While each patient will have different needs, transgender surgery typically includes facial feminization, body feminization, breast augmentation, and genital confirmation surgery.
Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a vital component of the physical transition process, as the face offers important cues about one’s gender. FFS procedures are performed to create soft, feminine facial features. Depending on the patient, FFS may include brow lift, rhinoplasty, scalp advancement, tracheal shave, and lip or cheek implants.
Body feminization surgery (BFS) utilizes liposuction to achieve a shapely, feminine, hourglass figure. Fat is removed from the waist, abdomen, and lower back (areas where genetic males typically carry weight), and can then be transferred to the buttocks—a procedure known as the “Brazilian butt lift”.
Breast augmentation is another important component of transgender surgery. Male to female patients often desire a full, round bustline. While hormone therapy does result in some breast tissue growth, surgery is typically required for patients who prefer a larger bust. Breast augmentation is a very common and safe procedure, particularly when performed by an experienced surgeon.
Many transwomen choose to complete their physical transition with genital confirmation surgery (GCS). During this procedure, the penis and testes are removed and used to create fully-functioning external female genitalia that allow for urination, sexual penetration, and orgasm.
At the International Center for Transgender Care, our expert surgeons have over twenty years of experience performing transgender surgery. Male to female transition procedures are our area of expertise, and we look forward to helping you achieve the very best results for your physical transition. Contact us to schedule a consultation at (972) 543-2477.