Gender Affirmation - Transgender Surgery Washington DC

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We offer Gender Affirmation - Transgender Surgery in Washington DC at Cultura Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Center, 5301 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015.

As many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals begin their journey to achieve an identity that represents their true self, they may wish to know more about gender affirmation - transgender surgery options.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kelly Bolden has extensive experience working with transmen, transwomen, and non-binary patients.

Continue reading to learn about gender affirming plastic surgery procedures and the goal of each treatment.

What Is Gender Affirmation – Transgender Surgery?

Gender affirmation – transgender surgery is a series of procedures designed to provide individuals with the physical appearance and functional abilities that matches the gender with which they identify themselves to be.

This treatment is often completed by a team of board-certified plastic surgeons and done in several stages.

Your Consultation with Dr. Bolden

At Cultura Plastic Surgery, your consultation for gender affirming surgery will be with Dr. Kelly Bolden.  Dr. Bolden has extensive experience in both transfeminine and transmasculine top surgery, as well as facial feminization.

Dr. Bolden will spend time discussing your goals and needs, and together you will decide the approach to giving you the best, long lasting surgical results.

Your surgery will take place on site, in our certified surgical suite at Cultura Plastic Surgery Center in Washington DC

Who is a Good Candidate for Gender Affirmation- Transgender Surgery?

Good candidates for gender affirmation-transgender surgery are individuals who are at least 18 years of age, in good health, have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and have the mental and emotional capacity to consent to treatment.

In addition, patients must meet specific medical and psychological criteria before they can qualify for surgery.

What Surgical Options Are Available for Transwomen (MTF)?

There are three surgical options for transwomen including facial feminization surgery, transfeminine top surgery, and transfeminine bottom surgery.

Facial feminization surgery is designed to reshape and soften masculine facial features such that they appear more feminine.  This includes hairline advancement, brow lift, forehead contouring, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, chin reduction, facelift and necklift, as well as tracheal shaving.

Transfeminine top surgery increases the size and shape of the breasts to a more feminine contour and silhouette.  This can be achieved using a saline or silicone implants, or occasionally patient’s can augment the size of the breasts using fat harvested from another part of their body.

Transfeminine bottom surgery reconstructs male genitalia to achieve the appearance and function of female genitalia.  At present, Dr. Bolden does not offer bottom surgery at Cultura Plastic Surgery Center.

What Surgical Options Are Available for Transmen (FTM)?

There are three surgical options for transmen including facial masculinization surgery, transmasculine top surgery, and transmasculine bottom surgery.

Facial masculinization surgery aims to modify feminine features so that they appear more angular and masculine.  This includes forehead, cheek, chin and jaw augmentation, as well as augmentation of the Adam’s apple.

Transmasculine top surgery involves a bilateral mastectomy, in which breast tissue is removed from both breasts in order to produce a more masculine chest appearance.

Various incisions can be used depending on the size and shape of the patient’s breast including the Buttonhole Technique, Double Incision (DI), Inverted-T or Anchor Incision, Keyhole and Peri Areolar. In patients with little breast tissue, liposuction alone is also a consideration.

Transmasculine bottom surgery transforms female genitalia to that of a male. At present, Dr. Bolden does not offer bottom surgery at Cultura Plastic Surgery Center.

Interested in Gender Affirmation – Transgender Surgery?

If you are considering gender affirmation-transgender surgery, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kelly Bolden.

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Benefits
  • Designed to reshape and soften masculine facial features such that they appear more feminine.
  • Increases the size and shape of the breasts to a more feminine contour and silhouette.
  • Augment the size of the breasts.
  • Reconstructs male genitalia to achieve the appearance and function of female genitalia.
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What Is Gender Affirmation – Transgender Surgery?

Gender affirmation – transgender surgery is a series of procedures designed to provide individuals with the physical appearance and functional abilities that matches the gender with which they identify themselves to be.

This treatment is often completed by a team of board-certified plastic surgeons and done in several stages.

Who is a Good Candidate for Gender Affirmation- Transgender Surgery?

Good candidates for gender affirmation-transgender surgery are individuals who are at least 18 years of age, in good health, have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and have the mental and emotional capacity to consent to treatment.

In addition, patients must meet specific medical and psychological criteria before they can qualify for surgery.

What Surgical Options Are Available for Transwomen (MTF)?

There are three surgical options for transwomen including facial feminization surgery, transfeminine top surgery, and transfeminine bottom surgery.

Facial feminization surgery is designed to reshape and soften masculine facial features such that they appear more feminine.  This includes hairline advancement, brow lift, forehead contouring, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, chin reduction, facelift and necklift, as well as tracheal shaving.

Transfeminine top surgery increases the size and shape of the breasts to a more feminine contour and silhouette.  This can be achieved using a saline or silicone implants, or occasionally patient’s can augment the size of the breasts using fat harvested from another part of their body.

Transfeminine bottom surgery reconstructs male genitalia to achieve the appearance and function of female genitalia.  At present, Dr. Bolden does not offer bottom surgery at Cultura Plastic Surgery Center.

What Surgical Options Are Available for Transmen (FTM)?

There are three surgical options for transmen including facial masculinization surgery, transmasculine top surgery, and transmasculine bottom surgery.

Facial masculinization surgery aims to modify feminine features so that they appear more angular and masculine.  This includes forehead, cheek, chin and jaw augmentation, as well as augmentation of the Adam’s apple.

Transmasculine top surgery involves a bilateral mastectomy, in which breast tissue is removed from both breasts in order to produce a more masculine chest appearance.

Various incisions can be used depending on the size and shape of the patient’s breast including the Buttonhole TechniqueDouble Incision (DI)Inverted-T or Anchor Incision, Keyhole and Peri Areolar. In patients with little breast tissue, liposuction alone is also a consideration.

Transmasculine bottom surgery transforms female genitalia to that of a male. At present, Dr. Bolden does not offer bottom surgery at Cultura Plastic Surgery Center.

Treatment Type Plastic Surgery
Treatment Problem or Condition Sexual Wellness
Skin Type Body Areas
Brand None
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We offer Gender Affirmation - Transgender Surgery in Washington DC at Cultura Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Center, 5301 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015.