Unleash the Power of Femininity
The persistent desire to live in the body that matches your true identity is the struggle of many people today. Transgender women who wish to alter their bodies to reflect their femininity have many options available. Krista Genoway, MD, FRCSC at Genoway Plastic Surgery in Surrey, BC, specializes in gender-affirming procedures and is happy to answer any questions about how she can help you achieve your feminine ideal with plastic surgery. Schedule a consultation today for more information on the procedures that can help you achieve your ideal look.
Realize your most authentic self.
Our gender-affirming plastic surgery practice in Surrey, British Columbia, offers various feminizing surgeries for trans women. Our feminizing surgeries include Adam’s apple reduction (chondrolaryngoplasty), scalp advancement, forehead contouring, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), and holistic body transformation through gender-affirming body contouring procedures — fat grafting, breast lift, and breast augmentation. We also offer lip augmentation, cheek augmentation, brow lift, and blepharoplasty to help our patients realize their most feminine selves.
Achieving Your Ideal Look
Male-to-female plastic surgery can profoundly affect a person's quality of life. It can help you feel more comfortable in your skin, make you feel more feminine and attractive, and boost your confidence. Body feminization surgery is an option for trans women who want to obtain this feminine ideal and those who simply want to enhance their femininity . Krista Genoway, MD, FRCSC, at Genoway Plastic Surgery in Surrey, specializes in gender-affirming practices. Having a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Genoway will enable patients to explore different options before committing to this life-enhancing surgery.
Your True Self—Transformed
A good candidate for Surrey feminizing surgeries is anyone who feels that their appearance does not match their gender identity. This can be due to various reasons, such as feeling like you were born in the wrong body or simply wanting to appear more traditionally feminine. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Genoway, where she will assess your needs and desires and advise on what procedures may best suit your goals.
Open and Honest Care
The way Dr. Genoway goes about helping you will depend largely on your unique body shape and size, as well as the desired result. Openly and honestly, share your realistic expectations from this process; most patients spend months or years taking hormones, and living according to their desired gender identity before seeking feminizing surgery. Your surgeon may prescribe imaging before some procedures (like an X-ray) to help with surgical planning.
You must follow all instructions given to you by your doctor throughout the process — such as abstaining from smoking at least six weeks before surgery, avoiding blood thinning herbs and medication and maintaining a healthy weight. Not following this guidance can hinder or delay post-surgery recovery time due to complicating factors.
Tailored Treatments for You
Each surgical procedure has its unique recovery timeline. Discuss yours with your surgeon before undergoing any operation. After Body Feminization Surgery, patients are fitted with a compression garment worn round the clock and removed only for showers. Depending on the type of surgery, most can be done as an outpatient procedure. You will be discharged the same day and will have to limit your activity post-op. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Genoway will take place in the days, weeks, and months after your procedure.
Explore All Your Options
Although you will notice some changes right away after your procedure; the total physical effect won't become apparent until your body has had time to heal and adapt to the changes — which could take up to one year. In addition, each woman has a different treatment plan based on her individual needs, so it's difficult to determine how long each patient will need before they're fully functioning again.
You will be under anesthesia for your procedure, so pain should not be a factor. However, after, you may feel some discomfort as the bruising and swelling subsides. Dr. Genoway will discuss pain management with you during your consultation.
That will depend on the agreed-upon plan between you and Dr. Genoway. Often certain procedures lend themselves well to be completed together, other times a staged treatment is the ideal method for patient safety.. As a result, we can better set priorities and adjust our plans as our bodies mend and recover.
Facial feminizing procedure are not covered under MSP however many extended health programs provide some coverage. Dr. Genoway is happy to write to your extended health provider.
Schedule your consultation
This is your life. When it comes to your body, you get the final say in how you want to shape it. Whatever your vision for your true self, Dr. Krista Genoway has the talent and experience to help you get there. Begin your journey today with a visit to Genoway Plastic Surgery.