Gender Confirmation Surgery in Charlotte

Many individuals seeking plastic surgery feel like their bodies do not align with their ideal selves. However, transgender people are at a notably higher risk of suffering from psychological distress due to these feelings than cisgender individuals (i.e., those whose gender identity corresponds with their sex assigned at birth).

Undergoing gender confirmation surgery in Charlotte can have long-term emotional and psychological benefits for transgender and non-binary patients. Dr. Ditesheim and the team at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery offer many types of procedures to aid transfeminine and transmasculine people in their physical transition. Consider speaking with us to learn more about what we can do for you.

Long-Term Emotional Benefits of Gender Confirmation Surgery

Though the primary purpose of gender affirmation surgery is to make physical changes, these procedures have significant psychological benefits. Research has shown that transgender individuals struggle with mental health conditions about four times more often than cisgender people. In most cases, the social limitations and discrimination transgender people face put them at a significantly higher risk of developing major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders.

However, patients who undergo gender affirmation procedures have significant reductions in emotional distress and other symptoms associated with severe cases of depression. Subsequently, most gender confirmation patients have a steadily declining need for mental health treatment in the years after surgery, typically reducing by eight percent each year. Additionally, transgender patients who undergo surgery report better self-confidence and body image, along with decreases in disordered eating and substance abuse.

Types of Gender Affirmation Procedures

Transgender patients have several options for transitioning with surgical procedures. We offer feminization and masculinization surgeries that can alter your facial features and chest.

Facial Feminization or Masculinization Surgery

Facial feminization surgery alters masculine characteristics to make them appear more feminine. Dr. Ditesheim does this by creating softer, rounder facial contours. Conversely, facial masculinization surgery transforms facial features by creating a masculine appearance with defined, chiseled contours.

Transfeminine Top Surgery

During the transfeminine top surgery, Dr. Ditesheim will construct breasts with silicone or saline implants, like traditional breast augmentation operations. In some cases, patients may choose to create and enhance their breasts with fat transfers for results more similar to natural breast tissue.

Transmasculine Top Surgery

Like a mastectomy procedure, transmasculine top surgery removes breast tissue, fat, and skin from the chest for a masculine appearance. Additionally, the operation could alter the shape, size, and placement of the nipples and areolas to ensure attractive, natural-looking results.

Schedule a Gender Confirmation Surgery Consultation in Charlotte

Due to internal struggles and discrimination against the transgender community, transgender individuals are more likely than others to develop severe depression and anxiety disorders. However, gender confirmation surgery in Charlotte has proven to reduce the risk of mental health issues for these patients.

Further, most patients need fewer medical and mental health treatments after gender affirmation surgery due to the emotional and psychological benefits of the procedure. The first step in this process is meeting with a medical professional to discuss your frustrations and goals. Call Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation to discuss the possible physical and emotional benefits of transitioning with surgery.

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