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Body Feminization Surgery

With gender affirming body feminization surgery at the GraceMed x McLean Clinic, hundreds of patients have felt more confident in their bodies. This transformative approach is designed for transgender women and non-binary individuals aiming to reshape their body contours to reflect a more traditionally feminine silhouette, using liposuction and/or fat transfer.

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How Body Feminization Contouring Works

Given that fat distribution between the male and female body is very different, body contouring can help anyone to close the fat distribution gap and achieve a body that is more feminine. When body contouring surgical procedures are used for this end goal, they are known collectively as body feminization surgery, which is typically made up of the following:

• Liposuction: This surgical procedure consists of removing excess fat from areas such as the abdomen, waist, and thighs, where masculine fat distribution tends to be held most prominently.

• Fat Transfer: The fat removed during liposuction is then processed and meticulously transferred into areas such as the hips and buttocks to enhance feminine curves and create a more rounded, hourglass figure.

Each body is unique and has different needs. This is why body feminization surgery should be tailor-fit for the needs and goals of each individual. Some may succeed on liposuction alone in achieving their desired look, while some may need additional body contouring treatments, such as a fat transfer.

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Are You the Right Candidate for Body Feminization Surgery?

To determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, our experienced and welcoming surgical team will conduct a detailed consultation to discuss your needs and goals. Ideal candidates are generally in good health, have realistic expectations, and possess sufficient fat deposits for transfer. Key considerations include your overall body shape, skin elasticity, and specific feminization goals.

But beyond the physical aspect of these procedures, the ideal candidate should also be at least 16 years of age and is certain of this permanent bodily change.

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How to Prepare for Body Feminization Surgery

Whether you undergo body feminization surgery or any other medical procedure, adequate preparation is key to achieving the best results possible. The following tips will boost the healing power of your body and minimize the risk of adverse reactions after top surgery. You'll also receive detailed instructions from GraceMed x McLean Clinic on how to prepare for your body contouring procedures.

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Physical Preparation

Before your body feminization surgery, it is important to eat healthy and exercise regularly in order to aid the healing process. Additionally, you will need to quit smoking a month in advance as well as limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. It may also be necessary to stop taking some medications before surgery. For a list of medications that you should avoid, consult your doctor.

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Mental Health

Body feminization surgery is a life-changing operation that can leave you feeling a little nervous. A therapist can help you reduce stress and anxiety, as can connecting with friends and family. You will also have the opportunity to ask your surgeon any questions you might have about the surgery, the procedure, and what to expect afterward during your consultation.

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It varies from patient to patient how they recover from body feminization surgery. In some cases, taking extended time off from work may be necessary. Most patients with desk roles are able to return to work one week post-surgery.

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Required Documents

Find out if gender affirmation surgery is covered by your insurance provider. Documentation may be required if so. Your primary care physician may also order a physical exam and laboratory tests. You should bring the results of those tests to the clinic prior to your pre-operative appointment.

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Recovery Space

It is recommended that you purchase any medications that your doctor has prescribed before your procedure. After surgery, your mobility will be limited. Toiletries and essentials should be stored on a lower shelf so that they are easier to reach.

The healing process differs from patient to patient. There may be some who recover faster than others. It is expected to feel some soreness and discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours following surgery as the anesthesia wears off. There will be limitations to your movement. The following tips can help you recover quickly and smoothly:

Body Feminization Contouring Post-Op Care & Recovery

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Although liposuction involves relatively smaller incisions, these still need to be sutured. During recovery, you will need to take care of these sutures while also avoiding strenuous physical activities. Compression garments and pain medication will be required in some cases. Recovery is generally fast and you’ll be able to go back to work within a few days and resume most normal physical activities in a matter of 2 weeks.

Potential Complications & Risks

Body Feminization Contouring procedures have some risks, just like any medical procedure. As part of your consultation, your plastic surgeon will explain to you the strategies and precautions that can be taken to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

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Why Choose McLean Clinic for Your Body Feminization Surgery?

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The process of body feminization is a life-changing procedure that confirms your gender. It is disappointing to see that there is still transgender discrimination in healthcare, and that being harassed or misgendered may discourage patients from seeking medical treatment.

The GraceMed x McLean Clinic has developed a reputation as one of the most welcoming and accepting surgical centers in Canada for the LGBTQAI+ community. With our extensive experience, we are well positioned to understand how gender affirming surgical procedures can positively influence the lives of transgender and non-binary individuals. Our expert surgeons have performed body masculinization surgery on thousands of patients, and the results have been extremely positive. During your experience at GraceMed x McLean Clinic, you can rest assured that you will be in safe and comfortable hands.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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