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Gender Reassignment

Requests for transgender/gender reassignment surgery in Toronto have increased dramatically over the past 15 years. This rise can be explained by the fact that our society has become more open-minded, the media is talking more about it, and that Toronto is Canada's largest metropolis with a great diversity of cultures and communities.

Visage Clinic offers an array of non-genital procedures tailored to the transgender community. Request a consultation with Dr. Marc DuPéré or call our office at (416) 929-9800.

About Transgender Surgery

Like language itself, the vocabulary referring to gender identification changes over time. Terms currently used for this purpose include transgender, trans, trans-male, trans-female, female-to-male (FTM), and male-to-female (MTF). The names of relevant surgical procedures also incorporate these words. Visage Clinic understands that not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-nonconforming will identify as a transgender person.

Dr. DuPéré's Trans-Male (FTM) Gender Reassignment Techniques

Dr. DuPéré often performs bilateral mastectomies and male chest wall reconstruction/contouring for patients seeking trans-male (FTM) surgery, often incorporating liposuction. He uses 3 different techniques for this procedure, depending on the patient's anatomy:

  • The double incision, or free nipple technique, used for patients with larger breasts who require a significant amount of skin and breast tissue excision. This method includes a nipple or areolar graft. On average, an areolar graft offers a faster recovery. Patients do not maintain sexual sensation in their nipples.
  • The periareolar technique, used for smaller breasts. This technique leaves only a circular scar at the periphery of the areola.
  • The keyhole technique with an anchor-style of scar (also known as an inverted T scar), as seen in classic breast reduction. This technique results in a vertical scar, which might be acceptable for females but less so for males unless the patient is extremely hairy and/or somewhat overweight.

Other common procedures for patients desiring FTM surgery include:

Dr. DuPéré's Trans-Female (MTF) Gender Reassignment Techniques

Dr. DuPéré often performs tracheal shave procedures for patients seeking trans-female (MTF) surgery. He makes a small incision under the chin and surgically shaves down the tracheal cartilage (Adam's apple) to give a more feminine look to the neck.

Other common procedures for patients desiring MTF surgery include:

Facial feminization through:

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