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Gender Affirmation Surgery in Atlanta, GA

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Gender Affirmation Surgery in Atlanta with Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MD

Show the world who you are

Deciding to have Gender Affirmation Surgery can be both exhilarating and terrifying, but you're in good hands at Mirzabeigi Atlanta Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mirzabeigi, an Atlanta-based board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in gender-affirming and reconstructive operations for the transgender and gender-nonconforming communities. Dr. Mirzabeigi truly helps his Atlanta Gender Affirmation Surgery patients embrace and affirm their identities by providing specific procedures to help them look how they feel.

What is Gender Affirmation Surgery?

Look how you feel

Gender Affirmation Surgery is a set of sophisticated surgical procedures (both genital and non-genital) used to address gender dysphoria.

The basic operations in Gender Affirmation Surgery include genital treatments performed for gender dysphoria, such as vaginoplasty, clitorolabioplasty, penectomy, and orchidectomy in male-to-female transgender people, and penile and scrotal reconstruction in female-to-male transgender people. Non-genital operations such as breast augmentation, mastectomy, facial feminization/masculinization surgery, voice surgery, and other masculinization and feminization procedures round out the surgical options.

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What are the benefits of Gender Affirmation Surgery?

Improve your mental health

According to research, transgender people who select Gender Affirmation Surgery benefit from long-term mental health benefits. For example, in one study, the likelihood of requiring mental health care decreased by 8% per year after the gender-affirming procedure.

Am I a good candidate for Gender Affirmation Surgery?

Confidently you

Gender Affirmation Surgery is a very personal treatment. You should do it for yourself, not to satisfy the demands of others or to conform to some ideal picture. It would be best if you were diagnosed with persistent gender dysmorphia and were under the care of two mental health doctors who can produce letters of recommendation supporting your confirmation to be a good candidate for gender affirmation operations.

If there are severe physical or mental health concerns, they must be adequately managed. It would help if you were living as your preferred gender and age of consent. During your consultation for Gender Affirmation Surgery Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mirzabeigi encourages you to ask detailed questions to gain realistic expectations and ensure a positive outlook.

Your Gender Affirmation Surgery Procedure

Procedures as unique as you are

Depending on the operation, what happens during surgery differs. For example, you can have facial surgery, top surgery, bottom surgery, or a combination of these procedures. Your cheekbones may change due to facial surgery; many transgender women get injections to improve their cheekbones. You can choose to soften or emphasize the angles of your chin.

Dr. Mirzabeigi may shave down your jawbone or use fillers to enhance the appearance of your jaw. You could have rhinoplasty surgery to remodel your nose. Other procedures for transgender women (assigned male at birth) may include adam's apple reduction, breast implant implantation (breast augmentation), removal of the penis and scrotum (penectomy and orchiectomy), or building of a vagina and labia (feminizing genitoplasty). Suppose you are a transgender man (assigned female at birth).

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You may need to have a breast reduction or mastectomy surgery, ovaries and uterus removal (oophorectomy and hysterectomy), or penis and scrotum construction (metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, and scrotoplasty). Your journey to being comfortable in your body is unique. Dr. Mirzabeigi in Atlanta is here to help with whatever procedures you are comfortable with and at your own pace.

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Gender Affirmation Surgery Recovery

Confirm what you already knew

Your recovery could vary depending on which procedures you elect to have for your Gender Affirmation Surgery. For instance, if you have bottom surgery, you could have a short three to six-day stay in the hospital post-op followed by seven to ten days of close outpatient monitoring.

The time it takes to recover after top surgery differs from person to person. People who have FTM or FTN top surgery usually return to work or school two weeks afterward. Those who have had MTF or MTN top surgery can generally return to work or school within a week.

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Gender Affirmation Surgery Results

Results for a new lifetime

The outcomes of your Gender Affirmation Surgery will be seen immediately following therapy. However, your fully formed effects will not be visible until your body has fully healed and adapted to the physiological alterations, which might take up to a year. Because each patient has a unique treatment plan for gender transition, healing times vary.

Schedule your Gender Affirmation Surgery consultation with Michael N. Mirzabeigi, MD today

Express and embrace your individuality

Dr. Mirzabeigi sincerely assists you in expressing and embracing your individuality by doing specific procedures to let the world see your true self. Schedule your Atlanta Gender Affirmation Surgery consultation today.

Gender Affirmation Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it hurt?

There is expected to be some discomfort because of the various treatments. However, these should be easily managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs. Dr. Mirzabeigi will go over all of his post-operation instructions in detail to ensure the highest quality of care.

What are the risks?

The risks associated with various procedures vary. Individuals who have had bottom surgery, for example, may have alterations in sexual feeling or difficulty with bladder emptying. However, significant problems are unlikely as long as a qualified surgeon like Dr. Mirzabeigi performs the treatment. There is a slight chance of issues with any surgery, including bleeding, infection, and anesthetic side effects.

Schedule a consultation today

Dr. Michael Mirzabeigi delivers exceptional plastic surgery results with a compassionate touch that makes sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout your journey. Start that journey today with a consultation.

Atlanta Location

975 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30342