The chest can cause a significant amount of discomfort and distress for transgender individuals. The breasts, in particular, are one of the most gender-identifying features and should strongly reflect a person’s identity.
Top surgery (breast augmentation) can provide a transgender woman with the shapely, feminine breasts she desires to better match her gender identity. Dr. Donaldson understands that the journey to self-discovery for a transgender patient can be complex and arduous. We treat all of our patients with sensitivity and care, and our goal is to help make inner confidence more apparent externally.
Here are 3 things to consider when selecting a doctor to perform your Male to Female Top Surgery.
1. Experience and Expertise
A board-certified plastic surgeon has completed a thorough residency, masters program, and medical school, and must demonstrate proficiency in all areas of plastic surgery before taking the board exams. A board-certified plastic surgeon has the training necessary to ensure safe, beautiful results. It is also critical that your surgeon has experience with the intricacies required to ensure a natural result.
2. Reviews and Testimonials
Dr. Donaldson and his surgical team are extremely proud of their work and our patients are beyond happy with their results. A quick look at our reviews and testimonials will tell you as much. When selecting a surgeon we always suggest reading patient reviews to hear first-hand about former patient experiences. Look for a doctor who is proud of their patient reviews.
3. Personal Connection
Choosing to undergo top surgery is a major decision and it’s completely normal for patients to be nervous, scared, or anxious about it. One of the most important factors during this process is to feel understood by the surgeon performing the procedure. Test the staff as well – they will also be a huge part of your experience, and they should provide experience and care.
About The Author
Jeffrey Donaldson, MD specializes in helping individuals feel more comfortable in their own bodies through the use of advanced surgical techniques, including breast reduction and breast augmentation surgeries. He has used his 20+ years of experience and training to build a team of supportive professionals to assist with every step of the patient journey – from the initial planning stages, to the procedure, to aftercare and beyond.
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