Transgender Surgeon in Denver
Proudly serving Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch and Nearby Areas of Colorado
If you have been struggling with gender dysphoria and are ready to take the next step in your journey to fulfillment then this procedure might be the right one for you.
We understand how taxing it can be to feel stuck inside a body that doesn’t feel like it belongs to you; and that is why we offer procedures such as the one you are about to read about. You can visit our offices at any time for a consultation where we’ll help you make the right choice to reach your cosmetic goals or to find out more about the services we offer. Our experts here at Modern Surgical arts are professional, extremely experienced and very enthusiastic about helping you to be your best you.
What is Transgender Surgery?
This is a surgical procedure in which a person’s appearance and sexual characteristics are changed to reflect the gender that they identify as.
Feminization surgeries are procedures that result in anatomy that is usually recognized as female while masculinization surgery result in anatomy that is usually recognized as male. This surgery is also known as sex/gender reassignment surgery.
Candidates for the operation should:
- Be emotionally stable
- Medically healthy
- On hormone treatment for at least 1 year
- Economically stable
- Have recommendations for the procedure from 2 specialists in gender identity
- Have any medical conditions under control
- Have a clear and consistent documentation of gender dysphoria
Individuals who desire to undergo the procedure may need to do hormone therapy before and after the transition. These pre-requisites are important as it relates to you being a candidate for this surgery. We want you in the best mental and physical shape so that you can be confident as you transition. Please let us know if you have any concerns as it relates to this surgery. Also, it is best to be transparent about your medical history. We are always opened to you, our patients and future patients.
Effects of Hormones
There will be several changes to be mindful off as it relates your transgender surgery. You’ll notice these changes in just a short time and we want you to be as prepared as possible. We’ll included a list of some of the changes you’ll experience. However, we encourage you to do your own research so that you can be more informed about these changes. When a female takes testosterone the changes she will undergo certain changes, these include:
- Beard growth
- Mustache growth
- Getting a deeper voice
- Increase in the growth of bodily hair
- Increase in muscle mass
- Increase in strength
- Redistribution of fat to the abdominal area
- Development of acne
- Atrophy of the ovaries and uterus
- Increased aggression
- Increased sex drive
When a male takes estrogen he will undergo certain changes, these include:
- The development of breasts
- Loss of erections
- Testicle shrinkage
- A decrease in acne
- A decrease in facial hair
- A decrease in bodily hair
- A decrease in muscle mass
- A decrease in strength
- Softer and smoother skin
- Slower balding
- Redistribution of fat
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood swings
These changes might come as a shock to you at first even though you expect the changes or know of what will happen. Actually, going through these bodily changes might impact you differently. You might feel as if you don’t get what’s happening at first. Though you can not totally prepare for these, we encourage you to do your due research so that you can embrace and understand the changes that accompany gender change. At our consultation, we encourage you to ask whatever questions necessary. We want to be informed and comfortable as you take that next step.
The procedure is normally delayed until at least a year after the patient begins hormone therapy and at least two after the first mental health evaluation. Once the surgical procedures are started, the amount of time until completion varies depending on the number of procedures that have to be carried out, risks, side effects, recovery time for each procedure and more.
There might sexual procedures that will guide your transition. Procedures that may be a part of a male to female transition include:
- Breast augmentation
- Facial feminization
- Brow lift
- Jaw surgery
- Lip lift
- Chin reduction
- Removal of the Adam’s apple
- Cheekbone enhancement
- Removal of the penis
- Creation of a vagina
Procedures for a female to male transition include:
- Breast reduction or Mastectomy
- Removal of the ovaries and uterus
- Masculinizing genitoplasty
We want you to understand the procedures and will go through each step with you through our consultation. You can also peruse our other services that will be included in your transgender surgery for more detailed information.
Risks and side effects of Transgender Surgery and Hormone treatments
As with anything in life there are possible downsides to undergoing Transgender Surgery. Below are several side effects that you should take into consideration before making the decision to pursue this treatment. We like to keep all of our patients and prospective clients informed of the risks associated with the cosmetic procedures that we offer, allowing you to make a more informed choice. All clients are encouraged to ask as many questions with regards to the procedure as they deem necessary during the consultation, while our board certified plastic surgeons have years of experience under their belts the following side effects are unavoidable for some of our patients. And while these are very rare at Modern Surgical Arts, the complications can be serious and permanent.
Side effects and risks include:
- Blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary emboli
- Risk of breast cancer
- Increased blood pressure
- Insulin resistance
- Anesthesia risks
If you notice any of these, it is best to get assistance right away.
Before the procedure
We want you to be relaxed (as much as you can be) before, during and after surgery. If you have done or taken any of these before surgery, please advise your surgeon so that they can make the best decisions. In order to make the procedure and subsequent aftercare more comfortable and less tedious, the following are recommended:
- Avoid blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve for at least one week prior to the procedure. It is always important to consult your doctor before the procedure if you are taking any of these for medical reasons.
- Avoid supplements for at least a week before the procedure.
- Avoid topical products or any anti-aging products for at least 3 days before the procedure
- Avoid bleaching, using hair removal cream, tweezing, or waxing the day for at least 3 days prior to the procedure.
- Do not intake any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before the treatment
- We also recommend that you prepare someone you trust in advance should you need that support.
- Some procedures might require you avoiding any strenuous activities for a while so you want to ensure you completed such tasks prior to surgery or have someone on hand who can assist you.
After-care is crucial to your healing. Please ensure that you follow the instructions our board-certified instructors provide you with. Also, it is crucial that even after you heal, you comply with instructions given to help you through this journey. We encourage all our patients to give themselves the best self-care possible so that they can remain healthy and happy.
Will the procedure hurt?
We know that undergoing a life changing procedure such as this can be nerve racking and intimidating, and we understand. We believe that educating our clients allows them to assist us in making the best decision to suit their needs. So we put measures into place to ensure that our clients are calm, comfortable, and relaxed before, during, and after all our procedures.
Our board certified plastic surgeons at Modern Surgical Art use the latest in techniques and technology to minimize any discomfort that our patients may feel or worry about feeling. Most of the pain will be experienced following the surgery and going into recovery. That’s normal as with many surgical procedures. You’ll be advised further during consultation about the effects of surgery. If you feel that something is wrong or noticed anything abnormal, kindly call us right away.
Who is qualified to perform Transgender Surgery?
When seeking cosmetic treatment or surgery of any kind it is always important to ensure that your provider is a board certified health care professional like those on our team at Modern Surgical Arts. Board certification lets clients know that their health care provider and their facilities are held at the utmost level of education, cleanliness, and quality. You ensure the best possible outcome for yourself when you choose an experienced and qualified health care facility such as Modern Surgical Arts of Denver.
Why Choose Modern Surgical Arts?
We care about your transition. We know in this world; it can be tough deciding who to be and who not to be. You might feel pressured and feel as if you don’t fit in. A decision such as this is a crucial, life-altering one. We understand the doubts that accompany transgender surgery. You might even be afraid. That’s fine and normal. The first step is doing the necessary research to arrive at a possible decision. Then, our first step together is to have a consultation. We’ll let you know which surgeries are right for you. We’ll take you through each process and prepare you with the right information prior to surgery. We’ll be with you every step of the way as you change and become. Feel free to let us know what your concerns are. Nothing is too small or embarrassing or an unmentionable. Being your surgeons and acre providers, we look forward to listening to you before, during and after.
Thanks to our vision of innovation and customer value, at our facility we are not only focused on the success of our business but on the comfort and satisfaction of our clients. Our team members serve our clients with years of experience and dedication under their belts and we see each patient as an opportunity to allow an individual to leave our office being and feeling like the best version of themselves. We offer the highest quality treatments available and offer a variety of cosmetic procedures. Our staff pays special attention to each client ensuring that all your questions are answered and that we provide you with a positive experience.
Our expert support team is ready and waiting to serve you! Reach out to us whenever you are ready. We are looking forward to meeting and serving you!