Liposuction is a powerful tool in the art of body sculpting. Especially Smartlipo TriPlex and Vaser Hi-Def Liposuction. Nowhere is this more evident than when I’m faced with the challenge of shaping common features of one gender into another!
Transgender cosmetic surgeries are becoming more popular as more and more transgender people are seeking plastic surgery that can help them look more “passable.” (“Passable” is a term used among the transgender community and admirers to describe a person who is seen and treated as their desired gender identity.) The more common patients that I see are the male to female gender change. I do not deal with the actual reproductive organ changes as that is a very specialized surgery which is only done in a few centers across the country. However feminization is a subject with which I am well acquainted. There are various ways of feminizing the male face and body. In the face these include brow lifting, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, liposuction and occasionally facelift surgeries. With these surgeries, the idea is to change an angular male face to a softer, more rounded feminin face.
In the body, the same concepts apply. Men generally tend to have more angular obviously more muscular bodies. As they get older and heavier they carry their fat in different areas. Typical male fat distribution is in the abdomen hips and chest. This creates a large waist. This is the exact opposite of what is desired in the female physique. An hourglass figure is the desired shape with a small waist and curvy hips and buttocks. This can be achieved with aggressive liposuction of the back flanks and abdomen and if necessary performing a Brazilian Butt Lift to create fullness and curves in the hip and buttocks area. This is typically a four hour procedure that can be done under sedation and as an outpatient. The downtime is about five days before going back to work. However if the Brazilian Butt Lift is performed it does mean that there is limited sitting for at least the first month. The patient can lie down on her side or stomach but not on the back. Sitting when that is done is on the sit bones and not fully on the area where the fragile new fat has been transferred.
An example shown below is a male to female transsexual who had a rather square abdomen and hips. She had had previous buttock injections and gluteal implants which were removed. (I never recommend gluteal implants due to a large percentage of complications). The only surgery performed was a very aggressive liposuction using SmartLipo TriPlex. The results speak for themselves.
Transgender surgeries are becoming a more more popular form of cosmetic plastic surgery with more patients seeking improvements. It is becoming much more sophisticated now. In the past adjustment breast implants and genital reassignment surgery. Now different aspects of the face and body can be treated to have a much more subtle and natural looking results. It is becoming easier with time and science to become passable and there are transgender resources all over the internet that can help with all the finer details required to make that transition smooth.