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How to Prepare for Transgender Surgery

Preparing for your transgender surgery in Florida can be scary. How do you know what to expect? What do you need to do before? What will you need to do after? What can you expect during the procedure? These are surgeries that not everyone has gone through, so it’s easy to have a plethora of questions. Fortunately, at Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we pride ourselves on offering a safe, welcoming environment for anyone in the process of transitioning. If you’ve been wondering what to expect, keep reading! 

 

What to Expect from Transgender Surgery in Florida 

First and foremost, it’s important to understand what kind of care you’ll receive when you work with the professionals at Take Shape Plastic Surgery. Transitioning can be a daunting endeavor, no matter who you are and how much support you have behind you. It’s very important that you know the people who are doing your procedure are there to protect you, care for you, and help you achieve your goals. The most important part, however, is that they do it with compassion and care. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we know how hard this process can be, which is why we’re dedicated to making sure that all of our clients feel safe and secure from the beginning to the end. 

 

Considering Children with Transgender Surgery in Florida 

A question many patients have is whether or not they want children, and if so, what they can do about it. Many transgender people decide to have fertility preservation prior to their surgery so that they can still conceive their own, biological children. Whether you’re looking to freeze your eggs, or you’re looking into a sperm bank, either are wonderful options before undergoing the procedure. 

 

How to Mentally Prepare

In addition to physically preparing for the surgery, mentally preparing is imperative. If you haven’t done so, we recommend talking to other individuals who have undergone the same surgery, as they’ll be able to tell you their experiences, tips, and thoughts on the process. This will help you to understand first-hand what it’s like pre-process and post-process. You’ll also want to have someone who is dedicated to taking care of you after the surgery. This will be a roll that will need to be filled for multiple days, and it will need to be someone who is willing to take you to your procedure and pick you up. You’ll also want to understand the after-care instructions prior so that you can have a better idea of what to expect post-appointment. 

Lastly, you’ll need to give your doctor pharmacy records, medical records, documentation, surgical readiness referral letters, prescription information, and insurance information. When you talk with your doctor, you can also talk about your mental health assessment, your long-term goals, and what you’re truly looking for in terms of your surgery outcomes, both short-term and long-term. 

After the surgery, you’ll need to follow up with your doctor to overview the results. This will also be a place where they’ll be able to answer any questions you might have or any concerns. Afterward, you might also consider things such as name changes, or pronoun changes. Of course, every bit of transitioning is a process that you are able to take at your own speed. The more research you can do, the easier it will be, as when we know what to expect, it makes the leap smoother.

If you’re looking for more information on what to expect from your transgender surgery in Florida, we recommend this page on our site: https://www.takeshape.info/procedure/transgender-surgery/. If you’d like to call us to discuss more, contact our team today at 954-324-2329, or visit our website at www.takeshape.info. We’re here to help you reach your goals, and we’re here to do so with care, compassion, and ease.

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Where Can You Find a Surgeon for Transgender Surgery in Florida?

If you live in South Florida and are considering transgender surgery, you’ve probably been feeling uncomfortable in the skin you were born in for some time now. With literally thousands of gender reassignment surgeries being performed in the United States yearly, you are certainly not alone. Today, celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox encourage their peers to seek out the help they need by sharing their inspiring stories of strength, love, and courage. Positive reinforcement from the media and most importantly, our own families and social circles make us believe that the decision to have transgender surgery is not so far out of reach. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, we help you to create your own inspirational story. We have the expertise and knowledge that will make you feel one hundred percent confident in your decision, and we are here to help you navigate all the steps required on the exciting path to becoming a spectacular new you.

We Work with You to Tailor a Plan that’s Right for You

From the first consultation to surgery, to recovery and follow-up visits, the caring nurses and board-certified surgeons at Take Shape Plastic Surgery will be there for you every step of the way. They are highly skilled in transgender procedures and will take the time to talk with you extensively about what you hope to achieve. This is so they can tailor a specific plan that is just right for you. Nothing is out of reach and the appearance you desire is just a phone call away. We care about your happiness and comfort, and we know that having someone to listen and offer support can play a crucial factor in choosing your surgeon and surgical facility.

What to Expect from Your First Visit

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards your transgender surgery (or more commonly known as sex reassignment surgery, SRS) by calling our office to set up a free consultation. Initially, you will speak with one of our caring, highly-skilled staff, and then our clinical team will review your medical history. Medical records and any prescriptions or vitamins you’re currently taking are needed. You’ll need your insurance information and a form of identification. Having all of this crucial information handy will make the medical intake questions go more smoothly. Soon, you’ll meet with one of the surgeons at Take Shape Plastic Surgery to discuss your hopes and goals, and to make sure that they are in alignment with what you envision for yourself. Your surgeon will review the specifics about procedures, carefully including the risks and what to expect before and after surgery, and listen to any concerns you may have.

Call Us Today

If the idea of transgender surgery has been something you’ve been pondering for a good part of your life, don’t you owe it to yourself to explore your options? Call Take Shape Plastic Surgery today at (954) 585-3800 for your free, confidential consultation. We would be honored to be a part of your journey and to help make your dream a reality.

Doctor Russell F. Sassani is an expert in cosmetic surgery of the face, plastic surgery of the breast, body contouring surgery, fat grafting with concentrated stem cells, and laser skin resurfacing.

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