Types of Body Procedures
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Love handles
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.
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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.
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.
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 KaufmanMD, FACS
Russell AshinoffMD, FACS
Sean HermanMD, 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.
During your consultation, our expert surgeons will listen and work with you to fully understand the look you wish to achieve.
We will review and explain all of your cosmetic options and identify which procedure is right for you.
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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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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