25th WPATH Symposium. Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2018.
Gender Affirmation Surgery.
Have you been contemplating surgery for a long time? Or have you only considered transitioning recently?
It is known and accepted that transitioning improves gender dysphoria and the overall well being of individuals (improved quality of life, greater relationship satisfaction, higher self esteem and confidence). Gender affirming surgery may form part of that transition, allowing individuals to present and interact socially as their perceived gender and help to alleviate any psychological discomfort & distress.
We are now offering chest reconstructive surgery.
To provide optimal care and maximise overall health, our practice adopts WPATH Standards of Care (Version 7). Assessment and documentation of persistent gender dysphoria by a qualified mental health professional is necessary for initiation of surgical treatments. We work with Monash Health Gender Clinic but will also accept referrals from other preferred health care providers.