What is Gender Affirmation Surgery?
Gender affirmation surgery includes several surgical procedures designed to help people find their true selves, whether they were born male or female. A small percentage of people who were born with male anatomy strongly identify as female, just as some born with female anatomy strongly identify as male. Gender affirmation surgery helps them find comfort in their own skin.
Dr. Kressel has been the lead surgeon for the Gender Affirming Surgical TOPS Services based at Metropolitan Hospital for the NYC Health and Hospital Corporation since 2016. In conjunction with these transgender services clinics, he has been providing TOPS surgery for men and women since then. TOPS is a term that refers to surgical procedures for the breast, including breast augmentation, breast reduction and contouring of the male chest in female-to-male (FTM) gender conversions.
The feminization surgery for male-to-female (MTF) affirmation consists of breast implants followed by other cosmetic female enhancements. For women wanting female-to-male (FTM) affirmation, the procedure is mastectomy using the most appropriate surgical technique based on the individual patient’s needs. This is highly specialized surgery to ensure proper blood flow and neurological sensitivity. If you are interested in gender affirmation surgery, we recommend that you talk Dr. Kressel, an experienced, skilled gender affirmation and TOPS surgeon.
As with all procedures, your results will depend on the skill and experience of your surgeon, your goals and expectations and your ability to follow your surgeon’s directions before and after your procedure.
If you seek a surgeon with experience in gender affirmation surgery and TOPS procedures, look to Aron Kressel, MD. Call 212.772.6968 or use our convenient Request a Consultation form. We welcome patients from Wayne, Upper East Side, Lenox Hill, Midtown, Midtown East and nearby locations.