Your Inner Self, Realized
Gender is not always as rigid as the male/female designation assigned at birth. Indeed, an individual’s gender identity is based on complex hormonal and physiological factors that do not always match the external organs you are born with. At Avalon Surgery Center in Glendale Gender affirmation surgery gives you the ability to look more on the outside like you feel on the inside. We offer comprehensive care for transgender/non-binary surgeries including facial, chest, and genital surgery. We look forward to helping you make a physical transformation that improves your self-image and affirms your gender identity.
Help for Gender Dysphoria
Gender affirmation refers to the changes in appearance and anatomy that support and affirm an individual's gender identity when it differs from the gender they were assigned at birth. Gender affirmation can take many forms, like puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and gender affirmation surgery.
Facial surgery can be performed to add more masculine or feminine facial features. This can include enhancing the cheekbones and softening or sharpening the chin, jaw, and nose.
Chest surgery removes breast tissue or enhances breast shape and size based on whether the patient wants a more masculine or feminine appearance.
Genital surgeries for transgender women involve the removal of the penis and scrotum, followed by the construction of a vagina and labia. Similarly, genital surgeries for transgender men involve the removal of the ovaries and uterus, followed by the construction of a penis and scrotum.
Offering Peace of Mind
Gender affirmation surgery helps resolve gender dysphoria resulting from a conflict between the gender you were assigned at birth and your gender identity. If you are dealing with gender dysphoria, surgery may offer long-term mental health benefits that help you live a more confident and active life.
Live Your Best Life
If you are experiencing a dilemma about your body not matching your inner gender identity, you may be a candidate for surgery. Your surgeon will work with you to plan a surgery or surgeries that help you live more comfortably in your body. They will review your medical history to ensure that surgery can be safely performed and provide the results you are seeking.
Feel Good in Your Body
Gender affirmation surgeries at Avalon Surgical Center are performed using the latest procedures and interventions, including but not limited to feminizing vaginoplasty, masculinizing phalloplasty/scrotoplasty, and metoidioplasty. Local and general anesthesia will be administered for your comfort during any procedure. Your surgeon will use the least invasive techniques available to promote a smooth recovery and optimal outcome.
Recovery time depends on the type of procedure performed, varying from two weeks for cheek and nose surgery to approximately six weeks for bottom surgery. Swelling and soreness may last longer. After your gender affirmation surgery Glendale and Los Angeles County patients should follow all post-surgical care instructions provided by your doctor. We are on hand to answer questions and support you while you recover.
Improve Your Self-Esteem
At Avalon Surgery Center in Glendale gender affirmation surgery is undertaken using our innovative approach to care. We provide a patient-first experience that fosters excellent results. After your recovery, you can expect to feel increased self-confidence and comfort with your body. If your doctor has recommended multiple treatments, we are here to support you through the entire process and help you get back to your life feeling more like yourself.
Your Time is Now
Gender affirmation surgery can liberate you from gender dysphoria. Let our highly qualified surgeons help you realize your true self. We look forward to providing you with skilled care and support on your journey.
You will be given local anesthesia and will not feel anything during surgery. You will likely feel discomfort as the anesthesia wears off, but your doctor will provide support for pain management during recovery.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of adverse effects such bleeding, infection, and side effects from anesthesia. Our expert nurses and surgical staff adhere to the highest standards of health and safety to minimize these risks.
Avalon knows there’s so much more to surgery than what happens on the operating room table. That’s why we ensure surgeons who choose Avalon have everything they need to perform their best work, whether that’s top-of-the-line OR equipment or a place to rest and plan between procedures. Check out our facility or schedule a visit to learn more about how Avalon can help you do your best work.
At Avalon, you can concentrate on getting ready for surgery and recovery and let us handle the rest. Our staff can help your patients at each stage of your surgery journey and give you the best chance to achieve positive surgical outcomes. Partnering with Avalon Surgery Center gives you the best chance for surgical success by putting patients first.
435 Arden Avenue Suite 520, Glendale, CA 91203