More than one million people across America identify as men that were incorrectly designated as female at birth. In order to live in a body that matches their gender identity, many of these men will seek out female to male reassignment surgery. Most people understand what top surgery is (the removal of breasts) and bottom surgery (the addition of or restructuring of sex organs) but there are other surgical procedures that are often part of the overall masculinization process. Here are some common questions about the many other options.
What options are available to make a face appear more masculine?
There are facial surgical treatments available to help make a transman’s face appear more masculine. Having implants to create a more pronounced forehead and chin, for example, are commonly requested.
What options are available to make the body appear more masculine overall?
Having love handles, outer thighs, and the abdominal area liposuctioned and surgically restructured can make a body appear to have a more masculine silhouette.
Are all these procedures safe?
All surgical procedures have risks. However, plastic surgery such as liposuction and facial surgeries usually carry low risks.
Are these procedures permanent?
Some female to male reassignment surgery procedures are permanent. For example, once a secondary sex characteristic has been removed, it won’t return. But other things, such as love handles or larger thighs, could potentially return. It may require some maintenance, through exercise and perhaps liposuction again the future, to maintain a very specific shape.
How can I find a great doctor to perform these procedures?
First and foremost, always look for surgeons that are board-certified. These people and their staff should make you feel comfortable right away, and you should also be able to find plenty of good reviews of this surgeon or medical team. You will be seeing this team often – even after the surgery, there are multiple checkups and progress appointments in the months to come. Most doctors who perform female to male reassignment surgery will require an annual checkup for the foreseeable future after. Be sure this is someone you will be comfortable around long term.
Contact Us for a Consultation
There are many questions that need to be answered before anyone begins the process of getting female to male reassignment surgery. In order to answer all of your questions, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Call us at 469-429-7557.
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