Washington, DC Transgender Surgical Services
At The GW Medical Faculty Associates, we understand and respect how critical each surgical step is in your transition. Our mission is to help you feel comfortable as the person you were meant to be born as. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jerry Chao will make a meticulous analysis in order to develop an individually tailored treatment plan. As a faculty member at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Chao is actively involved in clinical research to advance transgender surgical care. Dr. Chao works closely with regional centers including Whitman-Walker Health to coordinate and optimize your care.
Dr. Chao will review pre and post-op pictures with you at your consultation, and discuss what results can be expected. We accept many insurance plans, and your gender affirming surgery may be a covered benefit. Please call (202) 741-2365 to schedule a consultation.
Facial Feminization Surgery
When we see someone, it takes only a split second for our brain to process hundreds of visual cues to decide a person’s gender, age, and mood. Facial feminization surgery (FFS) serves to modify the underlying facial bone structure in order to change masbculine cues to feminine cues. Fellowship-trained in craniofacial surgery, Dr. Chao is uniquely equipped and qualified to analyze and correct your underlying facial bone structure with the utmost care, skill, and safety.
While hormone therapy allows for some degree of breast development, that often ends up simply not being enough. Those patients are often excellent candidates for breast augmentation surgery. This is done as an outpatient surgery with breast implants, which are filled with either saline or silicone gel. During your consultation Dr. Chao will review in depth with you your choices, goals, expectations, and recovery in helping you achieve the look you want.
Chest masculinization surgery, or “top surgery”, involves removal of the breast tissue, and repositioning/reshaping of the nipple and areola. Dr. Chao performs circumareolar (scar hidden around the areola) as well as double incision surgery and will discuss in depth with you what surgery is the most appropriate for your individual body type.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about any of these procedures, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at (202) 741-2365 or Book an Appointment Now with Dr. Jerry Chao. Dr. Chao will review pre and post-op pictures with you at your consultation. We accept many insurance plans, and your gender affirming surgery may be a covered benefit.