The male and female bodies have differences that cause some male-to-female patients to feel dysphoria about their body. Dr. Sajan specializes in taking male body proportions and creating a body that better aligns with female proportions and shapes. This can include a variety of procedures performed all at once, or separately. What every patient wants or needs will vary based on their body type, specific dysphorias, and desires. Dr. Sajan will address specific parts of the body to help you achieve a feminine, hourglass shape.
is body feminization?
Body feminization is a combination of surgeries–performed separately or together–that help people transitioning from male-to-female achieve body contours and proportions that better align with the female body. Every body feminization treatment plan is customized for each individual transgender person. The goal is to help alleviate gender dysphoria which is generally defined as an incongruence between the inner and outer self based around gender and the person’s gender assigned at birth. Dr. Sajan will help sculpt a narrower waist, shapelier buttocks and hips, and an overall more feminine body appearance.
In nearly all body feminization procedures that Dr. Sajan performs he uses liposuction and fat transfer. Commonly, fat is taken from areas such as the waist, thighs,and abdomen; then, transferred into areas such as the buttocks, hips, or breasts. To minimize trauma and reduce recovery time, he uses power-assisted liposuction and J plasma techniques to achieve the following:
Remove fat from places where males traditionally carry fat
Transfer fat to the hips and buttocks to create a curving, attractive contour. Sculpt a slimmer, more narrow waist.
Create a slim hourglass figure.
Tighten skin over areas where fat was removed.
Am I a good candidate for body feminization?
Good candidates for body feminization would like to complete their transition and achieve a slimmer, curving, and more feminine appearance. To determine your candidacy, Dr. Sajan uses the guidelines established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Ideal candidates for body feminization meet the following general requirements:
Are in good health physically and mentally
Are of age to consent to the body feminization procedure
Have a positive outlook and realistic goals for what can be achieved with body feminization
Fully understand what to expect from the body feminization procedures and have had a complete consultation with Dr. Sajan
Have suffered from persistent gender dysphoria
The entire process can take between three to eight hours on average.
are the benefits of body
Body feminization includes a number of benefits, including the following:
A sculpted, slimmer waistline
A feminine, hourglass figure
The alignment of your outer self with your true inner self
Improved self-confidence and a greater quality of life
can I expect from the body feminization procedure?
Dr. Sajan will begin with a thoughtful, thorough consultation to understand your body transitioning goals and ideals, your concerns, and your medical history. He will examine your body, skin, and muscle tone, and ask about any drug sensitivities, your lifestyle, and daily habits.
Once the consultation is complete, Dr. Sajan will develop a surgical plan customized specifically for your needs to help achieve your aesthetic goals. Your surgical procedure will vary based on what the surgical plan is for you exactly.
In general, your body feminization procedure will begin with general anesthesia. To achieve the slim, hourglass figure that is widely regarded as the classic sign of feminine beauty, Dr. Sajan will design the ideal waist-to-hip ratio, which is determined by dividing your waist measurement by your hip measurement.
Dr. Sajan will perform gentle liposuction in the waist area. He will begin with a micro-incision, insert a fine tube called a cannula, and use high-definition liposuction to remove fat from your midsection in order to sculpt the slim, small waistline you want. He will then purify and cleanse this fat so that it can be transferred into the buttocks and hips.
Dr. Sajan will inject your body fat at strategic points throughout the buttocks and hips, creating a more curving, rounded, feminine contour. Breast augmentation with fat transfer can be a part of this procedure, if your breasts haven’t already been created with implants.
Recovery after body feminization
During your initial recovery period, you will wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and support the relocated fat tissue. Expect that there will be bruising and swelling in the donor and recipient sites. You will likely want to spend the first few days of the recovery period resting, but do be sure to begin walking around the house as soon as possible to promote healing.
Patients usually return to work after about one week. Do not engage in strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for several weeks until the healing process is complete.
The new, feminine body contours will be noticeable almost immediately. As the swelling reduces, your results will continue to become increasingly evident over the following weeks.
Why choose Dr. Sajan?
As a board-certified, highly-awarded plastic surgeon, Dr. Javad Sajan is a specialist in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, making him an ideal choice for transgender patients. Dr. Sajan is compassionate, professional, supportive of your journey, and completely dedicated to achieving the outcomes his patients hope to realize on their journey toward completing their transition. With Dr. Sajan, you are in the hands of the best of the best. His consistently high patient satisfaction and outstanding results speak for themselves.