Wanting a more feminine or masculine body after gender affirmation surgery? You have completed several steps along your journey to feel whole and be you, but there are some areas that you feel could use some refinement. Dr. Washington is highly skilled in body contouring, especially for transgender patients, to refine your body to a more feminine or masculine silhouette.
A body contouring procedure consists of reshaping the body’s contours by using a combination of fat grafting and liposuction to achieve your desired results. This is not a weight loss procedure, but it can further optimize your feminine or masculine appearance if you are close to your ideal weight. For transgender women, liposuction is used to sculpt your body and the lipofat suctioned can be used to graft in key areas (commonly hips and buttock), making you curvier and more feminine in appearance overall. For transgender men, further masculinization of your frame is achieved through liposuction sculpting, most commonly around your abdomen, love handles, thighs, hips, and buttocks.
The process of gender affirmation surgery is both long and undoubtedly costly. To come so far and still look in the mirror to see bits and pieces of your old self is unsettling and/or frustrating. If you are seeking to further feminize or masculinize your image, then body contouring is right for you.
What should you expect after transgender body contouring?
Recovery varies depending on which areas you wish to target. After most body contouring procedures, it is expected that you wear compression garments for at least 3 months while your body is healing. If fat grafting is involved, you want to avoid pressure in those areas for at least two weeks. You can resume daily activities 1-2 weeks after surgery and begin exercising 4-6 weeks post-op.
Why choose transgender body contouring with Dr. Washington?
Dr. Washington specializes and focuses his career on gender affirmation surgeries. He trained under a nationally known gender affirming surgeon and at one of the few institutions in the country where gender affirmation surgery is part of the curriculum; he has acquired unique skills in perfecting transgender anatomy. He has a passion to make all of his patients feel complete, and align his patients’ external appearance with their internal beauty – to be true and be you. Dr. Washington uses the most up to date, state of the art technology and techniques to ensure the best results for his patients. Call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Washington for a personalized evaluation and discussion of what option is right for you!
“The most important and fulfilling aspect to me, is seeing the joy in my patients eyes after surgery; the spark in them signifying the moment when they realize their refined beauty reflects their spirit and inner beauty.”