Gender Affirming Surgery

At Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of choosing the right doctor for a surgery as important as gender affirming procedures. We are proud to offer gender affirming “Top” surgery to patients across the St. Louis region, including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and surrounding areas. Please schedule an evaluation with us today and experience the expertise and compassion that have made Parkcrest Plastic Surgery a top choice for transgender surgeries throughout the St. Louis area and across the country. Our staff is educated on the medical, social, and legal issues that are important to our transgender patients during their transition. We follow the guidelines of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender health) and regularly educate or staff on issues important to our transgender patients.

What Is Gender Affirming Surgery?

Our practice provides “Top Surgery” for transgender male and female patients.  This includes breast augmentation for male to female patients and various procedures for female to male patients depending  on their anatomy and goals. This can include chest countoruing with liposuction, direct excision of breast tissue with or without skin removal, and double incision with free nipple graft. Our doctors understand that choosing to undergo a gender affirming procedure is no small choice in a person’s lifetime, and have seen how gender affirming procedures can help men and women live life to the fullest.  Our team of doctors is knowledgeable, compassionate, and skilled in gender transition surgeries for both males and females.

Who Is A Candidate For Transgender Surgery?

Patients who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, in which they feel discomfort or distress caused by a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity and the sex assigned to them at birth,  and/or patients with gender nonconformity, who have been evaluated by a healthcare provider with experience in gender issues and that professional feels that individual would benefit from gender affirming procedures can be considered.   We use the standards of care as outlined by WPATH as a startng point, but realize that gender is fluid and each patients situation is different so our care is individualized. For patient who plan for a full transition we prefer that patients have been undergoing hormone therapy for at least 3 months and are under the care of healthcare professional experienced in transgender therapy.

Gender Affirming Female

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Gender Affirming Male

What Are The Benefits Of Transgender Surgery?

For cis-gender individuals , it can be difficult to understand a transgender patient. . However, we must consider just how tied our gender expression is to many aspects of our lives. Our sexual organs can determine who is attracted to us, where we use the bathroom, how we dress, our job roles, and more. Procedures that allow harmony between mind and body can be life changing for transgender individual, which is why these are such gratifying procedures for our surgeons and staff.

What Does Transgender Surgery Recovery Entail?

We will discuss the specifics of your transgender procedure with you at your one-on-one consultation with a doctor. At the consultation, the board-certified doctor at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery will discuss your procedure in detail, welcoming any questions you may have. Detailed pre- and post-op instructions will be provided for you both during your transgender surgery consultation and after surgery. Contact us now to set up your consultation.

Healing times vary depending on the patient and the procedure, but you can trust that the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery staff will keep an eye on you every step of the way.

At the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office, Dr. David A. Caplin, and Dr. Patricia McGuire offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Missouri, including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. Contact the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your Transgender Surgery consultation!