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Overview

There are distinct differences between the shape of the male and female bodies. For many transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, their physical appearance may not align with their gender identity, causing significant distress and discomfort. Gender affirmation body procedures transform and restructure the body’s contours to create an outward appearance that better reflects one's inner self.

Summary

Procedure time
1 to 5 hours
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Overnight stay
Sometimes required
Anesthetic
Anesthetic
Local or general
Recovery time
Recovery time
4-6 weeks

Types of Body Procedures

Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, or a “tummy tuck,” is surgery to eliminate excess fat and skin on the abdomen. A full abdominoplasty can also improve stretch marks and tighten core muscles to create a more sculpted midsection and develop your preferred physique.

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Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical technique for removing fat from under the skin by suction. The most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, liposuction targets specific areas to give the body a more toned or firm appearance that corresponds with your gender identity.

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Body Contouring

Body contouring is a procedure that tightens sagging skin and fatty tissue. For patients seeking to alter their profile and frame, body contouring reshapes and resizes the body’s contours to look traditionally masculine or feminine.

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Vein Procedures (for varicose/spider veins)

Our board-certified plastic surgeons offer an array of procedures to resolve vein concerns, including varicose and spider veins. Often an unwanted side effect of hormone therapy, we can successfully treat your painful or unsightly veins.

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Am I a

Candidate for Body Procedures?

The ideal gender affirming body procedure candidate is a person above 18 years of age in good mental and physical health who wishes to change their body’s proportions to affirm their gender identity. Candidates are typically looking to masculinize or feminize one or more of the following features:

  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Legs
  • Ankles
  • Waist
  • Love handles
  • Thighs
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Consultation

The Plastic Surgery Center offers confidential gender-affirming body procedure consultations at all of our locations. Overall, the goal of a consultation for gender affirmation body procedures is to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about whether the treatment is right for you, and to ensure that you are prepared both physically and emotionally for the process. During the consultation, your surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your medical history, mental health, and emotional support system in addition to your body, skin quality, and ongoing transition goals before recommending a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Questions
about this procedure?

What to Expect

All gender-affirming body procedures are performed under general or local anesthesia and usually don’t require an overnight stay. Depending on the size of the area being treated, the surgery will last one to five hours. Following surgery, you may have a surgical drain to remove blood and fluid.

 

You may also be asked to wear compression garments on the treated area. Soreness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising are expected and usually subside within several weeks. Most people can resume regular activities within 10 to 14 days, but should avoid strenuous activity for four to six weeks.  

Recovery &
Results

The initial bruising and swelling that takes place following surgery typically begin to resolve within two weeks. Compression garments can usually be removed after six weeks. It can take up to six months to fully heal, but many patients see noticeable changes well before that time.  

To maximize both recovery and results, closely follow your surgeon’s directions and attend follow-up appointments.

Meet Our

Gender Affirmation Surgeons in NJ

Our superior plastic surgeons are dedicated to achieving your aesthetic goals. Using our advanced training, skills, and techniques, we can refine your body to better reflect who you are and how you wish to be seen.

Matthew  Kaufman
PHYSICIAN

Matthew Kaufman

MD, FACS
Russell Ashinoff
PHYSICIAN

Russell Ashinoff

MD, FACS
Sean Herman
PHYSICIAN

Sean Herman

MD, FACS

Financing & Insurance

Most insurance providers offer coverage for gender affirmation procedures and medically necessary transition-related care. While gender-affirming body procedures are typically considered elective cosmetic procedures, it's possible that some or all of the costs may be covered by your insurance. We will work with you and your health insurer to obtain the approvals for your covered surgical procedures.

Our Process

01
schedule
Schedule a Consultation

During your consultation, our expert surgeons will listen and work with you to fully understand the look you wish to achieve.

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Explore
Your Options

We will review and explain all of your cosmetic options and identify which procedure is right for you.

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Start Your Transformation

Our friendly and compassionate staff and physicians will guide you through the entire process, answer all of your questions and alleviate any concerns.

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Montclair 1 Bay Avenue, Suite 4 Montclair , NJ 07028
Brick 74 Brick Boulevard, Building 4, Suite 205 Brick, NJ 08723
New York City 635 Madison Ave, 14th Floor New York City , NY 10022
Manahawkin 1100 Route 72 West, 3rd Floor Suite 306A Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Financing & Insurance

Plastic surgery is an investment. Our dedicated staff is happy to help patientsnavigate insurance coverage and understand the costs and financing of care.

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Attain Your Ideal Image

You deserve to have your outer appearance reflect your inner self.  Our world-class surgeons can help. Contact us today to start your transformative journey. 

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