According to recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, gender confirmation surgeries are up almost 20% from 2015 to 2016, with more than 2,300 gender confirmation surgeries being performed in 2016. Until recently, these procedures were not easily available to prospective patients. The increase in popularity of transgender procedures has allowed for easier access, more coverage, and more acceptance of the surgeries overall. These procedures, often completed by Dr. Loren Schechter, have played an important part in the recent growth and popularity of gender transition surgeries.
For more information on the surge in gender confirmation surgeries, check out the articles below:
Dr. Schechter was also recently featured in a Washington Post video. The video follows Gearah Goldstein, one of Dr. Schechter’s patients. Gearah is an advocate for transgender youth, demonstrating that it is not how the public perceives a person, but rather how they perceive themselves. With the help of Dr. Schechter, Goldstein fulfilled her lifelong dream and now lives the life of the person she was meant to be. Watch the full video at the link below:
Cosmetic procedures for transgender people up 20 percent in one year (The Washington Post)