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Liposuction for Transgender Women

If you are considering various transgender surgical options to create a more feminine frame, you may want to explore the option of feminizing liposuction. Innovations like Smartlipo™ have made fat removal efficient and less traumatic, and it can be a great way to sculpt areas to create a body shape associated with being of the female gender.

To schedule a consult in the Bay Area with board-certified San Francisco plastic surgeon, Dr. Joel Beck, please call Bay Area Feminization Surgery at 650-249-3169.

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Liposuction Areas that can be treated as part of a Transgender Transition

Today's advanced liposuction techniques can be applied to most areas of the physique, such as:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Breasts
  • Ankles
  • Calves
Body Feminization Liposuction

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Clients of all ages can undergo liposuction, as long as they have retained a fair degree of firmness and elasticity in the skin; are in good physical and mental health with no major medical issues; are at a reasonable weight for their height; are non-smokers or are willing to quit prior to treatment; and have realistic expectations for improvement, not perfection.

Transgender Liposuction

Choosing the best provider for transgender liposuction

Dr. Beck has mastered a variety of advanced liposuction techniques, and thanks to his ongoing passion for attending industry events, conferences and seminars, he is constantly taking technology to the next level, imparting these exciting medical breakthroughs onto his clients.

Dr. Beck’s board certification and extensive background in plastic and reconstructive surgeries ensure his body contouring results are elegant, slimming and natural, while his considerate and trustworthy demeanor sets clients at ease, no matter how anxious they may have been entering the office. Dr. Beck believes that a successful outcome relies on positive patient-doctor relationships, ongoing patient education and clearly managed expectations.

Liposuction for Transgender Women

How can I move forward with transgender liposuction?

Dr. Beck is pleased to meet with you in the privacy of his San Mateo offices, where he will conduct a full medical workup, delve into your prior procedures, explore before and after photos with you, and answer any outstanding questions. If you have an interest in other body feminization procedures such as MTF breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, this is a great time to discuss them with Dr. Beck.

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Where will my treatment take place?

Liposuction is performed at the Bay Area’s premier outpatient facility, the San Mateo Surgery Center. This immaculate, accredited medical setting offers patients all the world class technology, equipment and care of a top notch hospital with the added benefits of greater privacy, lower costs, and more convenience. From its soothing and serene reception areas to its tranquil recovery suites, you will enjoy a productive and peaceful stay. In addition, Dr. Beck has chosen an outstanding team of experienced and compassionate RN’s, anesthesiologists and technicians, all of whom are on hand to serve you and cater to your special requests.

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What to expect from the Liposuction Procedure

As a transgender woman, you will not have a different procedure from anyone else. The surgical steps are the same, but Dr. Beck will have created a treatment plan with you that will produce the results that will let you feel the most confident, attractive and feminine.

The liposuction procedure uses a cannula to suction away fat cells from inside the treatment area. The cannula is a fine, narrow tube inserted through a small incision. Before suctioning, there are different methods of preparing the fat cells by softening, liquefying or rupturing them before removal.

Dr. Beck offers two types of fat preparation that can be used in liposuction: VASER LipoSelection® and Smartlipo™. VASER uses ultrasound energy to prepare the fat by rupturing the fat cells. Smartlipo uses a laser to liquefy fat cells before removal. Both of these preparation techniques result in less invasive liposuction that is less traumatic to surrounding tissues and blood vessels.

Recuperation

Once the treatment is complete, patients may be outfitted with a compression bandage, used to reduce swelling and hasten healing. In some cases, Dr. Beck may also employ drainage tubes to rid the body of excess fluids. Liposuction rarely causes significant post-operative pain, but in case you do need support, Dr. Beck will provide you with prescription pain medications as part of your detailed aftercare plan. Heavy exercise, aerobics, swimming and activities of that nature are to be avoided for the first few weeks as your recover. You may return to work or your normal schedule within about 10 days on average.

Financing

As insurance does not typically cover cosmetic procedures such as transgender liposuction, clients may need to consider other forms of financing. Our office can furnish you with an array of credit company applications that cater to the healthcare industry. Many have very reasonable repayment plans and interest rates. Don’t let finance issues stand in the way of materializing the feminine physique you desire. Please contact our patient coordinator for more information.

Schedule a consultation

To schedule a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for liposuction, please call Bay Area Feminization Surgery at 650-249-3169. We serve all of the Bay Area, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo and the surrounding areas.

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