The term transgender refers to males or females that feel as though their physical gender from birth doesn’t match the gender that they identify with in their brain. This segment of the population whose brain and body are at odds when it comes to gender can suffer distress related to identifying with a gender different from the one assigned at birth, a condition commonly referred to as gender dysphoria. Not all transgender people suffer from gender dysphoria; but for those who do, medical intervention via transgender procedures can be a great relief.
Electing to have any transgender surgical procedure is a serious decision that requires careful consideration and planning. Some plastic surgeons recommend coming to the decision with the guidance of mental health professional who specializes in transgender medicine. Some also recommend living in the gender role a person identifies with for at least 12 continuous months. At the very least, a consultation with William E. Silver, MD, FACS, at the Silver Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, GA, should be the first step taken.
- There are nearly 1.4 million transgender individuals in the U.S; however, some experts say the true number is probably greater than that.
- Of those who identify as transgender, 3% have taken some steps to transition from one gender to another.
Male to Female (MTF)
- Adam’s apple reduction, or laryngeal shave
- Brow lift
- Cheek augmentation
- Chin recontouring
- Forehead recontouring or hairline correction
- Jaw contouring
- Lip lift and reshaping
Female to Male (FTM)
- Forehead Lengthening & Augmentation
- Cheek Augmentation
- Chin Recontouring
- Jaw Contouring
- Adam’s Apple Augmentation
Dr. Silver is uniquely attuned to the needs of his transgender patients. His surgical center is designed to provide top-notch patient care, comfort, and confidentiality. Dr. Silver and his staff are sensitive to your needs.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.
If you are ready to begin your transgender transition journey, an important first step in the process is a consultation with Dr. Silver. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Silver at the Silver Plastic Surgery Center today. Our office serves patients from all over Metro Atlanta including the surrounding areas of Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell, East Cobb, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, and Dunwoody.