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Gender affirmation surgery, also known as gender reassignment, is a procedure sought by transgender or non-binary individuals to align their physical characteristics with their gender identity. While not essential for gender affirmation, it often serves as a crucial component of an individual’s transition process to alleviate dysphoria and affirm their true self.

Realign Your Features With Who You Are

Gender affirmation surgery or sex reassignment surgery is a crucial component of gender-affirming healthcare for transgender or non-binary individuals. It encompasses a range of surgical procedures to align an individual’s physical characteristics with their gender identity. These surgeries may include genital reconstruction, breast augmentation or reduction, facial feminization or masculinization, and/or body contouring. Dr. Kuldeep Singh offers top surgery to reshape your chest to make it look more masculine or feminine, helping you achieve a body that better reflects your true self.

Types of Gender Affirmation Surgery

Transfeminine Top Surgery (Chest Feminization)
Transfeminine top surgery, also known as chest feminization, is a gender affirmation procedure aimed at individuals assigned male at birth who wish to have a more feminine chest. Dr. Singh will typically perform breast augmentation using breast implants. This involves making incisions either around the areola, under the breast, or in the armpit to create pockets for the implants. The silicone implants are then carefully placed beneath the chest muscles, following which Dr. Singh will close the incisions with sutures and apply dressings.

Transmasculine Top Surgery (Chest Masculinization)
Transmasculine top surgery, also referred to as chest masculinization, is a surgical procedure for individuals assigned female at birth who desire a more masculine chest. Dr. Singh typically performs a mastectomy or breast reduction, which involves making incisions to remove excess breast tissue and reshape the chest to create a flatter, more masculine appearance. Dr. Singh carefully excises the breast tissue and excess skin, sculpting the chest to create a masculine silhouette. Afterward, the incisions are closed with sutures, and dressings are applied.

Benefits of Gender Affirmation Surgery:

  • Alleviates gender dysphoria
  • Improves mental health and well-being
  • Enhances self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Aligns physical appearance with gender identity
  • Reduces distress associated with incongruent anatomy
  • Promotes a sense of authenticity and wholeness
  • May lead to improved relationships and quality of life
  • Provides an opportunity for personal growth and self-acceptance

Gender Affirmation Surgery FAQs

What is the recovery process like after gender affirmation surgery?

Recovery varies depending on the type of surgery but typically involves a period of rest, pain management, and follow-up appointments with the surgeon. You will also need to refrain from strenuous activities for several weeks and wear compression garments to support healing.

Are there risks associated with gender affirmation surgery?

Like any procedure, gender affirmation surgery carries risks such as infection, bleeding, anesthesia complications, and scarring. However, these risks are minimal when performed by experienced surgeons like Dr. Singh in accredited facilities.

How long does it take to see the final results of gender affirmation surgery?

It can take several months to a year to see the full results of gender affirmation surgery as swelling resolves and tissues settle. Over time, you will gradually appreciate the results of your surgery and feel more like yourself.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is a highly-trained plastic surgeon who invites you to schedule a consultation for gender affirmation surgery. With six years of plastic surgery fellowship at the esteemed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Dr. Singh is dedicated to providing natural-looking results that conform to your unique anatomy and goals. Take the first step toward aligning your physical appearance with your true self by contacting us today for a consultation.

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