Gender Confirmation Surgeries on the Rise

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, May 25, 2017

There has been an almost 20% increase in gender confirmation surgeries from 2015 to 2016, with more than 2,300 gender confirmation surgeries being performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which has been tracking national statistics on gender confirmation surgeries. 

Loren Schechter, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, said in a statement that over the past few years plastic surgeons have seen an increase in patients seeking surgical treatment for gender dysphoria. 

Schechter said gender confirmation surgery covers everything from facial surgery to breast or chest surgery and genital surgery.

“There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, and no one discipline can meet all the needs of an individual,” Schechter said in a statement. “For example, plastic surgeons work with doctors who specialize in hormone therapy, urology and with mental health professionals who help patients through the emotional aspects of their transition.”
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