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Gender Affirming Surgery
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Complete your Gender Transformation

For individuals that are undergoing a gender transition, there comes a time when feminization or masculinization surgery feels like the right next step.

At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach gender-affirming surgery can help you feel more comfortable in your body by altering your physique, so it looks more in line with how you perceive yourself.

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Gender-Affirming Surgeries at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery

Bespoke surgical plans

The compassionate, board-certified plastic surgeons at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery offer a full range of gender-affirming procedures Vero Beach patients can utilize to assist you in assuming your true gender identity. They offer bespoke surgical plans and ongoing support to patients transitioning to their preferred gender in Vero Beach, Florida through the art of plastic surgery.

What is Gender Affirming Surgery?


Individuals undergoing a gender transition often feel ashamed or frustrated when they look at themselves in the mirror.

It can feel like a heavy burden when your body is incompatible with your self-assigned gender. Having to explain to others why your physical appearance differs from your chosen gender identity can be awkward and upsetting, to say the least. Gender-affirming plastic surgery refers to surgical procedures that help people transition into their preferred gender. Whether it is suctioning fat from areas that look too feminine or sculpting a chiseled chest, back, or face, these surgeries can have a positive, lasting impact on a patient’s quality of life once their outward appearance matches how they feel on the inside.

Body Feminization

Body feminization surgery is an art and a science. After listening to your aesthetic concerns and goals, your surgeons at Ocean Drive may recommend the following treatments to unveil a more feminine you:

Body Masculinization

Patients that want a more masculine, chiseled physique may be interested in surgical procedures such as:

  • Liposuction
  • Mastectomy
  • Flank Reduction
  • Chest Masculinization
  • Buttock Augmentation
  • Upper Body Reshaping
  • Inner and Outer Thighplasty

Why should I consider Gender Affirming Surgery?

Your body is a temple. It is the physical manifestation of how you feel on the inside. In less than three seconds, your outward appearance tells others how they ought to perceive your gender and what pronouns to use. When your physical features do not match your self-assigned gender, it can cause discord, confusion, and frustration, both privately and when interacting with the outside world. Patients that choose to undergo gender affirming plastic surgery feel more at home in their bodies. They typically report higher self-esteem, improved mental health, and less gender dysphoria after the procedure. Source

Taking control of your appearance can shift your mentality, allow you to express who you truly are, and inform others how to address you without saying a word. Consider gender affirming surgery if you:

  • Experience gender dysphoria
  • Feel uncomfortable in your body
  • Have weighed the pros and cons of surgery
  • Want others to perceive you as your correct gender
  • Have felt sure about your gender identity for a long time
  • Want to alter your body’s features so they match how you feel inside

Feel at Home in Your Skin

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Am I a candidate for Gender-Affirmation Surgery?

To be considered for gender affirmation body surgery, the ideal candidate:

  • Is a non-smoker
  • Is at least 18 years of age
  • Is not breastfeeding or pregnant
  • Does not have major health issues
  • Accepts that elective surgery carries a small degree of risk
  • Understands that cosmetic surgery is considered permanent
  • Does not have mental health issues that hinder the ability to make medical decisions
  • Wants to change their appearance for themselves only, rather than to please someone else
  • Has ideally received support and care from a mental health provider that specializes in gender dysphoria

Schedule Your Vero Beach, FL Gender Affirming Surgery

Call (772) 234-3700 or use the contact form to book your private consultation with an Ocean Drive surgeon invested in helping you realize your full potential through gender affirming surgery in Vero Beach, Pompano Beach, and Palm Bay.

Consultation and Preparation

It is normal to feel a mix of excitement and nerves, but rest assured the caring surgeons at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery will put you at ease from the moment you step inside their beautiful office. During your private consultation for gender affirming surgery Vero Beach providers will listen with an open mind as you detail your aesthetic concerns. After speaking with you about your medical and psychosocial history, they will recommend whether gender affirming surgery is the best course of action. Feel free to bring in reference photos that demonstrate your beauty ideals, along with a list of questions you have about gender-affirming body surgery. After your consultation, you will meet an office coordinator that will outline the expected costs. You will not be pressured to make a decision on the same day.

Your Gender-Affirming Surgical Procedure

When you arrive at Ocean Drive for your surgical procedure, you will be welcomed into a private, state-certified facility. After going over any last-minute concerns you might have in the anesthetic bay, you will be wheeled into the O.R. and undergo general anesthesia. Your surgeon will sculpt your physique to perfection, following the surgical plan you agreed upon during your consultation.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

When choosing Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery for gender affirming surgery, you will be able to recover in a private overnight suite staffed by seasoned medical professionals that take your safety seriously.

In some cases, you may be able to return home the same day. Someone must drive you home once discharged from the surgical center. Your surgeon will provide you with aftercare instructions. Please follow these instructions carefully. Once your incision heals, limit sun exposure or apply SPF to help the scar fade nicely. The downtime varies based on the nature and extent of your procedure. Many patients choose to combine procedures into one surgery. The benefit of this is that you can limit your downtime to a single recovery period.

Generally speaking, most patients need at least a few days to three weeks off work and approximately six weeks before resuming vigorous exercise. Once the swelling resolves and your scar heals, you will be rewarded with a beautiful new body that accurately reflects your gender. The healing process can take several weeks to months, depending on your procedure. Your surgeon will follow up with you regularly to see how you are doing.

Why Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery?

A Private, Exclusive Destination for Plastic Surgery

For 30 years, Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery has been at the forefront of cosmetic surgery in Vero Beach. Their stylish, state-of-the-art surgical facility, located just steps from the glittering seascape of Florida’s Treasure Coast, inspires feelings of peace and relaxation as you receive best-in-class surgical care from a team of experts. Patients that choose Ocean Drive for their Vero Beach gender affirming surgery enjoy the utmost privacy and discretion. Exclusive offerings such as a VIP entrance, house calls, and on-duty nursing staff ensure that your surgery and recovery is a comfortable, uplifting, and pleasant experience.

Dr. Jimmy Chim at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery

Gender-Affirming Plastic Surgery FAQs

Does insurance cover gender-affirming surgery?

Many patients pay out of pocket for aesthetic procedures. Speak to your insurance carrier. If eligible, they may ask you to provide health records confirming chronic gender dysphoria or a letter of support from a mental health provider.

At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin, Dr. Jimmy Chim and their team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin or Dr. Chim today.