Trans people have various options available to change their appearance. The goal of transgender reassignment surgery is for a person’s looks to reflect who they are inside. Some people use hairstyles, make-up, and clothing to achieve a particular look. Hormone therapy can help define secondary characteristics. Gender reassignment surgery changes facial and bodily features permanently.
Cosmetic procedures improve self-esteem and help a person feel more like themselves. Plastic surgery adjusts the face’s shape to better reflect a person’s gender identity. People with masculine faces can choose procedures that soften facial features and help them look more feminine. Facial masculinization helps someone with feminine facial features look more masculine.
Breast surgeries, or top surgeries, are prevalent. These procedures can help individuals have a feminine bustline by placing breast implants or breast reconstruction. There are also procedures used to create a more masculine chest shape. The breast tissue is removed, and the chest is flattened and defined. A surgeon will contour the skin and reposition the nipples to give the appearance of a typical man’s chest.
Part of transgender reassignment surgery is to help people change their genitals. Transmasculine people may choose a hysterectomy to remove the uterus and ovaries. Transfeminine surgery options include removing the testicles to decrease male hormones. A vaginoplasty is a procedure that constructs a vagina using tissue from the penis.
Are you considering transgender reassignment surgery? Visit the International Center for Transgender Care to discuss your options with a professional.