WHAT IS Gender Reaffirmation?
For many people, gender expression is a long journey, and discovering your truest self can take a lot of self-reflection, courage, and time. Transgender patients who want to take the next step in their journey may consider gender reaffirmation surgery. This collection of procedures aims to help trans patients achieve a look that helps them feel at home in their bodies. Led by board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin, our team provides a comfortable, judgment-free atmosphere where you can feel comfortable during your transition surgeries. We invite you to reach out to Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL to learn more about your options.
"couldn’t be happier - I am a 30 year old mom who nursed her children for 6 years. I went to Dr.Nuveen and he listened to me and addressed my needs! He went above and beyond to make sure that I’d be happy with my results, and boy howdy! I couldn’t be happier! He did so amazing!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 26, 2021
"I am a 30 year old mom who nursed her children for 6 years. I went to Dr.Nuveen and he listened to me and addressed my needs! He went above and beyond to make sure that I’d be happy with my results, and boy howdy! I couldn’t be happier! He did so amazing!!!"- J. / RealSelf / May 26, 2021
"So Glad I Went with Dr Caplin! - Dr Caplin and her husband Dr Nuveen did an amazing job on my full body lift. The after care and level of concern has been helpful and I have nothing but good to say about them and their work. I consulted with several experts before settling on Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates and I couldn't be happier."- C. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2021
"Dr Caplin and her husband Dr Nuveen did an amazing job on my full body lift. The after care and level of concern has been helpful and I have nothing but good to say about them and their work. I consulted with several experts before settling on Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates and I couldn't be happier."- C. / RealSelf / Jan 19, 2021
"The facility and staff is great!! A very comfortable environment. Dr. Nuveen did a fantastic job on an earlobe construction surgery that I had at CSA. He and everyone there made sure I was very comfortable the whole time, would highly recommend him and Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates!!"- J.R. / Yelp / Dec 16, 2020
GENDER REAFFIRMATION SURGERIES
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a nonprofit organization centered around the educational, professional, and interdisciplinary areas of transgender health. The goal of the WPATH is to inform the public about the importance of respecting and advocating for the needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming people throughout the globe. The WPATH has published a "Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines" detailing the ways to effectively care for the mental, health, and surgical requirements of transgender patients so that professionals, like Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin, can properly provide help to individuals in the process of transitioning. Our team at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is dedicated to adhering to the guidance of the WPATH so our patients always feel cared for, listened to, and understood.
Our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in the performance of many reaffirming surgeries. For male-to-female (MTF) transitions, we offer:
- MTF breast augmentation
- MTF body contouring
- Facial feminization surgery
- Adam's apple reduction
For female-to-male (FTM) transitions, we offer:
- FTM top surgery
- FTM body contouring
- Facial masculinization surgery
Gender Reaffirmation FAQ
Will my medical insurance cover gender reaffirmation surgery?
Yes. It is legally required for insurance providers to cover gender reaffirmation surgery for patients suffering from gender dysphoria. This makes it as easy as possible for transgender patients to receive the care they need to help them look and feel more like themself.
How much does gender reaffirmation surgery cost?
The overall cost of gender reaffirmation surgery will vary from one patient to another depending on the type and number of procedures being performed. During your consultation, our staff will listen to your questions and concerns before creating a custom treatment plan. At this point, we will be able to provide you with a detailed cost estimate for the procedure.
How old do I have to be to undergo gender reaffirmation surgery?
Typically, we recommend for patients to wait until they are at least 18 years old before receiving the surgery in order to allow their body to fully develop. This also grants some additional time to consider the procedure as the results are permanent and cannot be reversed. Patients under the age of 18 can receive gender affirmation surgery with the consent of their parent or guardian.
PERSONALIZED CARE FOR YOU
For many patients, gender reaffirmation surgery is an integral step in their transitioning journey. These personalized treatments have helped countless transgender and gender-nonconforming people feel comfortable in their own skin and discover their truest self. Reach out to our team at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL to receive the compassionate care and attention you deserve.