Loren S. Schechter, M.D. Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Loren Schechter was recently featured on the television news programs Nightline and 60 Minutes Australia for his work with a mother and son both transitioning to father and daughter. At age fifteen, Corey Maison is in the process of transitioning from a boy to a girl, inspiring her mother to come out as transgender as well, beginning her transition from Erica to Eric. The Maisons are considered the first household to have multiple members transitioning, with Dr. Schechter performing the landmark double mastectomy for Eric’s transition.
In the Nightline piece, Dr. Schechter explains the unique nature of Corey and Eric’s situation, while highlighting the importance of the overwhelming support they received from the rest of their family. The 60 Minute piece describes Dr. Schechter as a pioneer in gender reassignment surgery. Dr. Schechter comments on the value of these procedures for his patients in allowing them to feel more comfortable with their own bodies.
Watch the pieces here:
**Part 2 features Dr. Schechter