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Category Archives: Transgender Surgery

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Top Surgery Recovery Timeline: A Guide for All Transitions

Recovering after top surgery is often an exciting, emotional journey. Whether you are embarking on an MTF or FTM transition (or seeking a nonbinary-affirming procedure), understanding what to expect during each stage of recovery can help ease concerns and ensure a smoother healing process. From managing postoperative discomfort to adjusting sleep positions, we break down …

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How Does Bottom Surgery Work (FTM): Consultation to Recovery

Embarking on the journey of FTM bottom surgery is more than a physical transformation; it's a deeply personal and profound step toward aligning your body with your true self. How does bottom surgery work for an FTM realignment? Understanding the intricacies of the process, knowing what to expect, and preparing both mentally and physically is …

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What Are Your Options for Male to Female (MTF) and Female to Male (FTM) Top Surgery? INFOGRAPHIC

You and your surgeon have many decisions to make when planning your gender-affirming top surgery One of these is the type of incision that will create the best and safest results from your surgery. Dr. John Stranix has a wealth of experience in the field of gender-affirming surgery and can help you make the best …

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Answering Your FAQs About Preparing for Gender Affirmation Surgery

Gender affirmation surgery is an often life-changing way to feel more at home in your skin. Like any surgical procedure, however, transgender surgery does involve some downtime, and it’s important that you know what to expect during the recovery process. Preparing mentally and physically can make all the difference when it comes to your recuperation. …

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Considering Transgender Surgery? Here’s What You Need To Know

Choosing to undergo transgender surgery is a very personal, life-altering decision. Patients often report long-term mental health benefits and reduced gender dysphoria distress after the procedure. However, like any surgery, you should head into treatment with clear knowledge and expectations. If you’re considering transgender surgery here in Virginia or beyond, here are a few important facts you …

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