Gender Reassignment Surgery: What You Need to Know

 gender reassignment surgery If you’re a transgender person who is deciding whether you’d like to explore gender affirmation surgery, the team at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester is here to help. No matter where you’re at in your journey, our team is here to work with you and help you discover what type of gender-affirming care makes the most sense for your needs.

The Four Phases of Gender Reassignment Surgery

You’ll go through several steps prior to your gender reassignment surgery. During the pre-surgical process, you’ll get to learn more about gender reassignment surgery and ask questions to determine the course of action that makes the most sense for you.

First, you’ll meet with a mental health professional to receive a diagnosis and go through psychotherapy. This will both help prepare you for your gender reassignment surgery and provide you with a diagnosis of either gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder. After your diagnosis, your care provider will likely recommend hormone therapy, which can help to reduce your current feelings of gender dysphoria.

After your hormone therapy begins to take effect, you’ll get real-life experience in your preferred gender. The amount of time that it takes to go through this process is different from patient to patient, and it may take up to one year. Finally, you’ll begin preparing for your gender reassignment surgery procedure.

At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, we’re proud to offer gender reassignment surgery. For those transitioning from male to female, we offer implants that can increase breast size for those who do not achieve their desired results from hormone therapy. For those transitioning from female to male, we offer a surgical procedure that reconstructs the chest to take on a more traditionally masculine appearance.

The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester: Here to Help You Feel Like You

At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, our team of plastic surgeons is here to help you feel your best. We’re proud to provide compassionate, industry-best care, and we’ll be with you every step of the way throughout your surgical process. We’re located in Rochester, NY, and you can reach us by calling 585-922-5840 or by filling out our online contact form.


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