Gender Affirmation Surgery (Face)

Transgender Surgical Procedures in Santa Rosa, CA

Deciding to undergo gender affirmation surgery can be an emotional and life-changing choice. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we recognize this, which is why helping our patients achieve their physical and aesthetic desires with gender affirmation is important to us.

For over 20 years, Dr. Greg Chernoff has been a pioneer in performing facial feminization procedures including; eyebrow lifts, laser eyelid lifts, facelifts, neck lifts, facial implants, rhinoplasty, brow bone reduction (bossing), CO2 laser resurfacing, Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation and other surgical procedures as desired. Dr. Chernoff’s experience in facial reconstruction provides him with the training and expertise required for complex facial surgeries.

If you’re looking to have a more feminine appearance, a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments can be used to transform your look.

Dr. Greg Chernoff has also helped patients interested in transgender surgery options for creating a more masculine appearance.

Surgical Services

Gender affirmation patients may also benefit from cosmetic body procedures including breast augmentation and body contouring (Liposuction). Dr. Greg Chernoff will discuss the treatment options that can help you to achieve symmetry, proportionate features, and soft lines for the feminine look you’ve always dreamed of.

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What Are Some Non-Surgical Treatments For Facial Feminization

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, located in Santa Rosa, we offer a variety of non-surgical options that we use alone or in combination with surgical procedures that create and enhance the feminine face. BOTOX Cosmetic, dermal fillers, lip augmentation, laser rejuvenation, light source skin renewal, laser hair removal, and other non-surgical treatments which are excellent options for patients interested in a feminine look.

What Is Gender Affirmation Surgery?

The first step in your gender transformation process begins with speaking with one of our Patient Coordinators to discuss your cosmetic goals.  Based on what treatments you are a candidate for, we will work with you to develop realistic surgical and non-surgical plans. During the consultations, Dr. Chernoff explains his view of a natural feminine face. Symmetry, proportionate features, and soft lines are discussed and demonstrated using computer imaging. Dr. Chernoff works with each patient individually to create a look that achieves a feminine and natural quality.

Most of Dr. Chernoff’s facial cosmetic surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. For the patient’s comfort, certain procedures may require one overnight stay. Recovery time from a facial cosmetic procedure varies according to the invasive level of surgery, the depth of correction, and each patient’s surgical goals.

Once patients have been discharged home, Dr. Chernoff will make sure you have appropriately prescribed pain medications as well a recovery plan designed for the individual patient.

We understand that gender affirmation is an important decision and sometimes an emotional process. We pride ourselves on treating all our patients with compassion and respect. You will be welcomed into our office, and we will do our very best to make you feel comfortable as you embark on your personal journey.

Preparing for Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our "Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery". The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.