Questions to Consider Before Transgender Surgery

Considering and preparing for transgender surgery is no small feat—it’s a life-changing milestone
that requires patience, compassion, and thorough investigation. In this article, we’ll be looking at
some of the most frequently asked questions as well as considerations and discussions needed
between patients and their surgeons regarding transitioning procedures. Let’s take a closer look at
what Toronto’s board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar and his medical team consider
to be some of the most popular discussions and FAQs regarding this topic.



1. Your Surgeon’s Credentials

This could be one of the most important considerations in your transitioning journey. While many
surgeons may claim to be able to execute a transitioning surgery (like male-to-female top surgery
and others), every surgeon will vary in their expertise and experience. Your surgeon should have
multiple years of experience successfully performing transitioning procedures and their techniques
should be tailored and specific to the needs of you as a patient and your desires. Opting to undergo
surgery from a budget surgeon with less experience is not ideal and can lead to safety issues as well
as mediocre results requiring correctional surgeries.


2. Who Is A Good Candidate For These Procedures

Every patient will require different variations of transitioning procedures and Dr. Adibfar will offer
the best options for you, your body type, and your desired outcome. A good candidate will have
realistic expectations and be cleared as healthy to proceed both physically and mentally for safety


3. How Can I Lessen My Chances of Complications?

Firstly, you can decrease your chances of a poor outcome by choosing a qualified board-certified
cosmetic plastic surgeon. Next, you must best follow your surgeon’s pre- and post-operative
instructions for a recovery that is smooth and without complications. During your initial
consultation feel free to ask all the questions pertaining to your procedure and Dr. Adibfar will
assure you of any added measures or steps you can take to make your recovery and results more
favourable. Each procedure will vary so different instructions may be given to different transitioning
patients to assure that their recovery instructions are tailored to them.


4. Where Should I Undergo Surgery?

At Toronto’s Elements Spa, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar and his astute
medically-trained professionals have the knowledge, expertise, and compassion to lead patients in
the right direction for them and their unique circumstances. The team is committed to providing the
best care possible while adhering to the utmost safety standards and creating a safe and respectful
space for all patients. Dr. Adibfar is highly-trained and revered for his advanced techniques and
natural-looking results. Gender-affirming procedures can certainly pose significant stress on a
patient however at Elements Spa we strive to make the process as enjoyable, seamless, and
empowering as possible.


To book an in-depth consultation feel free to gather your questions, concerns, goals, and
expectations and contact one of our incredibly helpful staff.
Click here to learn more or to book a consultation
with Toronto’s Elements Spa’s board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar.