Body Feminization Surgery

ART Surgical, led by Dr. Angela Rodriguez, offers gender-affirming care to trans women in San Francisco and nationwide. Dr. Rodriguez consults with each patient to understand their desires regarding body feminization surgery. Then, she makes a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs.

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What is Body Feminization Surgery?

Body feminization surgery helps transgender individuals look more feminine. through procedures such as breast augmentation, facial feminization, and body contouring. Body feminization surgery helps lessen gender dysphoria. It allows you to achieve a body that reflects your true gender identity.

Deciding if this type of surgery is right for you requires careful planning. You should understand your goals, physical health, and mental readiness. Meeting with a plastic surgeon who specializes in this care is an important step to take. These doctors will create a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals.

Body Feminization Surgery Options

Body feminization can happen through many procedures. Each surgery addresses specific areas of concern for those who want a feminine appearance. Options may include breast augmentation to enhance breast size and shape. Liposuction to create feminine curves. Facial feminization surgery softens features such as the forehead, nose, jawline, chin, and brow.

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Breast Augmentation:

Breast augmentation increases the size and shape of the breasts. It involves the placement of implants, either saline or silicone, beneath the chest muscle or breast tissue. This increases volume and improves symmetry. Each option has unique characteristics and benefits. The choice of implant type and placement method is a deeply personal decision. It is often influenced by body shape, desired outcome, and individual preferences.

Facial Feminization:

Facial feminization surgery softens masculine facial features. This creates a more feminine look. This can involve contouring the forehead or adjusting the hairline. A tracheal shave reduces the look of the Adam’s apple. Eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, facelift, and enhancing the lips are also available options.

Body Contouring:

Body contouring feminizes body shape. Procedures often involve removing unwanted body fat and skin to create smoother contours. Techniques like liposuction target stubborn fat deposits, while fat transfer can add volume to areas like the breasts, buttocks, or hips. Other procedures include tummy tucks, thigh lifts, and arm lifts, which tighten and sculpt the skin.

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How to Prepare for Transgender Surgery

Preparing for transgender surgery involves several steps. These will make a successful outcome. Look up surgeons specializing in transgender care. Follow their pre-operative instructions. These may include lifestyle adjustments and medication changes. Discuss goals and concerns with your surgeon. Arrange for post-operative support. Prepare your living space accordingly. Prioritize your mental well-being with counseling or support groups.

What to Expect After Feminization Procedures

It is important to be prepared for the post-operative period. The first important step is to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon for healing and recovery. Depending on the specific procedures, expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. This can be managed with prescribed pain medications and cold compresses. It is essential to rest and avoid strenuous activities during the first few weeks of recovery. This allows your body to heal.

Your surgeon will tell you how to care for surgical incisions. This may involve keeping them clean and dry. Attending follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns. As swelling subsides and healing progresses, you will gradually begin to see the results of your procedures. Final outcomes typically become more apparent over several months. Living a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and avoiding smoking, can help support healing.

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Patient Stories

The primary goal of Dr. Rodriguez and her team at ART Surgical in San Francisco, California, is to positively impact patients. Dr. Rodriguez helps guide each person's journey with personalized and compassionate care. We invite you to listen to our patients as they share their experiences with ART Surgical, expressing the meaningful effects of our services.

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To learn more about transgender care and how Dr. Angela Rodriguez and her team will guide you through the process, book a one-on-one consultation.