Gender-affirming surgery is a choice for people with gender incongruence. This is a condition in which people identify with a gender different from their birth sex.
This surgery attempts to change your body's external appearance to align with your internal gender identity.
We offer two main types of gender-affirming surgeries at UPMC: facial and chest.
This surgery recontours the bone and soft tissues of the face to make features more masculine or feminine.
Procedures we perform to improve gender congruence include:
To have gender-affirming surgery, you must:
The screening process may also include:
Regardless of the procedure, doctors recommend a six-week recovery period to ensure proper healing.
You should avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise during this time. Your surgeon will advise you regarding any other precautions or potential complications.
To schedule a consult for gender-affirming surgery, call 1-877-639-9688 or fill out our contact form.