Female To Male Procedures
Dr. Eisemann performs chest reconstruction, body enhancement, and facial masculinization procedures for transgender men in order to help them achieve their body masculinization goals.
Dr. Eisemann performs Subcutaneous Mastectomy Chest Reconstruction in order to remove breast tissue and create a more masculine appearing chest. Patients with smaller amounts of breast tissue (A cup) may be eligible for the Peri-Areolar or "Keyhole" technique, which many FTMs like due to less scarring. Most FTMs who desire chest surgery are eligible for the Double Incision technique with a nipple graft. Dr. Eisemann makes the final decision of what procedure will produce the best results for your chest during your consultation. According to the WPATH Standards of care, FTMs are not required to be undergoing hormone therapy prior to chest surgery.
See the Body Enhancement section for examples of Dr. Eisemann's procedures. These can be especially helpful for sculpting more masculine abs and hips.
Examples of facial masculinization procedures include rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, or even a cleft chin implant. FTMs generally request a longer, straighter nose slant with a more pointed tip.
When choosing a Plastic Surgeon, it is important to know the doctor's training ,qualifications and experience. Price alone should never be the only factor in choosing a physician. Dr. Eisemann's fees are competitive with other highly trained Plastic Surgeons in this field. Dr. Eisemann and his staff at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can assist you in acquiring fiancing if desired. Please ask to speak with our Patient Coordinator, Suzanne VanBibber at 713 790-1771, for further information and to answer any questions you may have.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SURGERY
Patients must be at least 18 years old.
Dr. Eisemann follows the latest version of the WPATH Standards of Care that state, "Surgical treatments for gender dysphoria can be initiated with a referral ... from a qualified mental health professional. The mental health professional provides documentation — in the chart and/or referral letter — of the patient's personal and treatment history, progress, and eligibility. ... One referral from a qualified mental health professional is needed for chest surgery."
The Standards of Care also state that the letter should include the following components:
- The client's general identifying characteristics;
- Results of the client's psychosocial assessment, including any diagnoses;
- The duration of the mental health professional's relationship with the client, including the type of evaluation and therapy or counseling to date;
- An explanation that the criteria for surgery have been met, and a brief description of the clinical rationale for supporting the patient's request for surgery;
- A statement about the fact that informed consent has been obtained from the patient;
- A statement that the mental health professional is available for coordination of care and welcomes a phone call to establish this.
SCHEDULING A CONSULTATION
Transgender patients interested in having Subcutaneous mastectomy chest reconstruction, Body Enhancement, or Facial Masculinization Surgery in Houston at the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can call to schedule a consultation by calling Suzanne at 713-790-1771, or completing our online contact form.