The team at Align Surgical Associates provide comprehensive cosmetic services to enhance every aspect of the face and body. Below is a brief description of the most popular and successful treatments performed for his transgender clients in San Francisco and beyond.
Facial Enhancement Procedures
Surgery is performed on the upper and lower eyelids to help open up the expression and provide a more youthful aesthetic.
A sagging brow can interfere with vision, and can also give the facial expression a sour, disgruntled appearance. A brow lift corrects these issues, smoothing away unwanted wrinkles, lines and creases.
A facelift can help roll back the clock on aging, lifting the midface, tightening the neck, and reducing troublesome wrinkles and folds.
During a neck lift, the fat beneath the chin is abolished while the sagging crepe-like skin along the neck is smoothed and redraped.
Fat is taken from areas where it is unwanted such as the belly and purified, then injected into key areas of the face to help reverse a loss of facial volume. It can also be used to create more feminine facial contours. Target areas include the cheeks, lips, temporal areas, and any parts of the face that have deep folds or wrinkles.
Ear surgery is performed to pin protruding ears back against the head.
The lips can be enhanced with dermal fillers or implants for a fuller, more feminine-looking smile.
Aesthetic Craniofacial Procedures
During forehead contouring, the bones in the forehead are shaved and repositioned to create changes in the facial appearance.
Nasal restructuring can help create either a more masculine or more feminine appearance, depending on the client’s wishes and goals. A nose job can help correct problems with the bridge, the tip or the nostrils, and can also greatly improve breathing.
Mandible contouring smooths down the chin for a more oval, female-looking jawline.
Chin surgery is performed to alter the shape and angle of the chin, balancing it with the rest of the features and working to give the nose its proper proportions.
Cheek augmentation can enhance the cheekbones either with fillers or with fat transfer to create more dramatic-looking contours.
Breast Enhancement Treatments
Breast augmentation is used to create a fuller, more voluptuous chest for the transwoman. Implants can be either saline or silicone, and come in variety of shapes and sizes.
A breast lift can help elevate the breasts to a more youthful position.
Here, excess tissue and fat are excised from the breasts, creating a more proportionate-looking chest contour.
Fat Transfer to Breasts
Fat can be harvested from areas of the body where it is unwanted and then injected into the breasts to create natural-looking augmentation.
An arm lift can help remove excess fat and sagging skin from the upper arms, creating a more attractive silhouette and a better fit in sleeveless clothing and swimwear.
A tummy tuck tightens the six-pack muscles and tones the belly fat for a flatter, more youthful-looking stomach.
During a thigh lift, both the inner and outer thighs are contoured, removing unwanted bulging and creating leaner lines for the lower body.
Buttock augmentation is typically performed with fat transfer to create a natural, fuller look.
A body lift is often performed after a client has undergone significant weight loss. It is a combination of procedures that may include liposuction, tummy tuck, thigh lift, and a panniculectomy.
Liposuction is performed by inserting a narrow cannula or thin tube into an incision and vacuuming out unwanted fat for a trimmer physique.
Fat can be harvested from areas of the body where it is considered unattractive and then sterilized and repurposed to help build more alluring contours in the hips, buttocks and waist.
In very select patients, Body implants can give the chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and legs a more robust, chiseled appearance that may be difficult to obtain through working out alone.
BOTOX and Dysport
BOTOX and Dysport are the number one injectables for minimizing age-related wrinkles. They work by temporarily paralyzing the tiny muscles responsible for smiling, frowning and squinting.
Juvederm comes in many different formulations and is quite versatile. It can be used to reverse wrinkles, fine lines and creases, and can also plump the lips or reverse volume loss in the cheeks.
Restylane and Perlane
These fillers provide a naturally rejuvenating effect, rolling back the clock on the most aggressive signs of aging.
Sculptra can be used during a non-surgical facelift to contour and reshape different key areas of the face.
Non-Binary Cosmetic Surgery
While some patients wish to transition to a standard gender identity, many patients wish to undergo non-standard gender surgery, including nullification. This procedure is a great way for gender-nonconforming patients to enjoy the body that feels right to them.
An orchiectomy procedure can remove the testicles, for nonbinary patients who wish to have them removed, but would like to do so without impacting other parts of the genital area.
Patients undergoing a male to female, or non-binary transitioning process can undergo a penectomy, which can fully remove the penis, without necessarily removing the scrotum or testicles, as well.
Nonbinary patients who wish to affirm their own gender identities now have the option of undergoing phallus-preserving vaginoplasty, which can create a functioning vagina without needing to surgically remove the penis.
Non-binary patients and trans women have the option of undergoing this procedure, which removes both testicles, as well as the scrotum, thus giving patients the bodies they desire.
While many are under the impression that a vaginectomy is required for a phalloplasty procedure, we offer vagina-preserving phalloplasty, which can create a new phallus, while preserving the existing vagina.
Patients who are interested in the construction of a vulva now have the option of minimal depth or zero-depth vaginoplasty. These procedures can result in the creation of a functional vulva, without the construction of a vaginal canal.