About Gender Reassignment at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
For patients with gender dysphoria, gender reassignment or realignment procedures can help mitigate feelings of being physically at odds with their assigned sex at birth. When a patient decides to transition medically, our board-certified plastic surgeons, Drs. Gregory Baum and Anthony Deboni, along with all of our staff at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, provide compassionate consultation and medical expertise via the following procedures:
- Female to male mastectomy (breast removal)
- Male to female breast augmentation (breast reconstruction)
Electing to transition, either socially, medically, both, or not at all, is a personal choice. We provide medical and aesthetic expertise so that you can make an informed decision about your gender reassignment procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions about Gender Reassignment in Central New York at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Will my insurance cover my gender reassignment in Syracuse, NY?
Some gender reassignment procedures may be covered by insurance providers. We recommend you contact your insurer or agent to discuss coverage. For insurance companies that provide gender reassignment procedure coverage, there may be specific requirements such as referral letters and age restrictions.
Where will my surgery be performed?
Gender reassignment procedures are typically performed in a hospital. Some procedures might require shorter or longer hospital stays. Dr. Deboni or Dr. Baum will address your desired procedure during the consultation stage.
What type of anesthetic(s) will I require for my gender reassignment procedure?
Every patient and procedure is unique. Typically, the procedures we perform for gender reassignment require general anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort.
Do I need to undergo hormone therapy prior to my procedure?
Some insurance companies require hormone therapy prior to undergoing covered gender reassignment or realignment surgeries. Neither mastectomy nor breast augmentation require use of hormone therapy in order to get these procedures, though it may be a part of a patient’s transition.
I’d like to affirm my gender through one of these procedures. How do I begin?
A consultation with one of our surgeons will allow you the opportunity to ask questions about either of these procedures and to determine, with their medical and aesthetic expertise, whether gender reassignment surgery can help you transition. To set up your appointment, you can fill out our online consultation request form, or call us at 315.663.0112.