Gender confirming facial surgery

Gender Confirming Facial Surgery We are proud to announce that Dr. Alexander Facque Dr. Ellie Zara Ley and Dr. Daniel Jacobs have joined the Gender Confirmation Center team and are now offering gender confirming facial surgery (GCFS). We use the term gender confirming facial surgery as an umbrella term for all gender confirming facial surgeries, including procedures typically referred to as facial feminization surgery (FFS) or facial masculinization surgery (FMS). GCFS can help people of any gender who experience gender dysphoria or gender incongruence associated with the appearance or certain features of their face.  During surgery, the areas of the face that can be targeted are those that are most …

Talking With Schools About Your Transgender Child

Talking With Schools About Your Transgender Child Often, school can be a daunting place for transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, or genderqueer young people. Navigating a gender transition and informing schools, teachers, and administrators might be an important part of your child’s process. Throughout this page you will find resources to move these important conversations forward and further help you and your child with this process. The language of this page is directed at parents of transgender young people in K-12 schools, but this can also be helpful for educators, school staff, and trans youth who might want to go about navigating a gender transition at schools on their own. Occasionally, trans …

Explaining Your Child’s Transgender Identity to Others

Explaining Your Child’s Transgender Identity to Others If your child or another young person in your life recently came out as trans, non-binary, or gender expansive, you might have questions about how to navigate their gender transition. There is a lot to think about, and this page will help answer some questions around how to talk to family and friends about your child’s trans identity. To see our FAQ on trans identity and youth, click here, and to find more resources aimed at supporting parents and family like yourself, click here. An important first step is having an honest conversation with your young person about what they want and need …

Changing your gender marker to Non-Binary

Changing Your Gender Marker to Non-Binary What is a gender marker?  All people born in the United States are assigned a sex at birth, which is then reported on all identifying documents. The category “gender marker” or “sex marker” refers to the sex the baby is assigned by a doctor based on their chromosomes and the appearance of genitals. Usually, the baby is assigned an M for male or an F for female, and this is what is put onto your official documents from birth. To learn more about the difference between assigned sex and gender identity, visit our informational page on misgendering. Continue reading to find out which states …

Transgender Voice Therapy

Transgender Voice Therapy Voice therapy, also known as transgender speech therapy or transgender communication therapy, can be a way for transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive people to alter the tone and pitch of their voice if their voice causes them gender dysphoria or discomfort. Among other reasons, trans and non-binary people can use voice therapy to increase confidence and self-satisfaction in their communication style. Although voice therapy is often used by binary-identifying transgender people, non-binary people can tailor voice therapy to their own specific goals based on what feels affirming and important to them.  What is Transgender Voice Therapy?  Voice therapy encompasses a series of non-surgical interventions used to change key …

Are there support groups for family members or loved ones of transgendered individuals?

Support for Family and Loved Ones of Transgender Surgery Patients Supporting a transgender individual who is determined to seek gender identity satisfaction is a difficult, complicated, and often long-term undertaking. It requires love, understanding and a willingness to look past personal beliefs and traditional social conventions and preconceived moral or social attitudes. There are many resources that can be explored to find information and support for family, friends and partners of transgender patients undergoing a gender transition process. Begin by consulting the websites of national organizations established for the purpose of supporting this segment of the population:  Transgender Network (TNET), an arm of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a long-established national …

Transgender issues

Gender Transition Gender identity – whether you identify as a woman, man, transgender and/or gender non-conforming – is a basic element that helps define an individual’s sense of self. Though it’s difficult to pinpoint a definition that satisfies both the medical community and the transgender community, the term gender dysphoria (formerly gender identity disorder) is used to describe a mental health condition individuals who do not identify with the sex and gender they were designated at birth have. Myths and misconceptions about transgender individuals are all too common. Most people, even those who are well-intentioned, are simply uninformed about gender identification, how the social and medical transition process works, or the …

additional-surgeries

Additional Gender Confirmation Surgeries Every patient is unique and has a different relationship to their bodies and experiences of discomfort or gender dysphoria/incongruence. For this reason, some patients choose to undergo multiple procedures on their journey towards physical and emotional well-being. Other Popular “Top” Procedures In addition to breast augmentation, there are a variety of other surgery options that can create a more conventionally feminine upper body and facial appearance, including: Liposuction – A body contouring procedure that eliminates unwanted pockets of fat from localized areas of the body. Abdominoplasty – A body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal region. Rhinoplasty – A surgical procedure …

Introduction & Resources Page

Introduction & Resources Page While it is impossible to condense all information about sex, gender, and  transgender and nonbinary history and general information into a single page, we wanted to do our best to provide a basic introduction on the topic to give you the necessary context to be able to understand surgical information on this website.  The Gender Confirmation Center (or, GCC) is a surgical practice dedicated to providing transgender and nonbinary people high-quality and affirming gender confirming surgical procedures, as well as support navigating the surgical  process. We want it to be as easy for our patients as possible to be able to access these medically necessary and …

Bottom Surgery

Bottom Surgery We are proud to announce that Dr. Ellie Zara Ley has joined the team with The Gender Confirmation Center and is now offering bottom surgery. Bottom surgery can help transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse folks who experience gender dysphoria or discomfort associated with their genitalia. While not all trans folk experience dysphoria, bottom surgery can help alleviate some of those negative feelings for those who do.