Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann is honored to assist transgender, transsexual, and gender nonconforming people living in Houston, Texas and throughout the world give physical shape to their internal form.
For over a decade, Dr. Eisemann has performed both male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) above the waist transformations, and is recognized by the Transgender Community as a welcoming and understanding surgeon who proudly adheres to the standards of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
If you are transgender, transsexual, or gender nonconforming and interested in learning about your surgical options, please contact the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center or call (713) 790-1771 today to schedule a consultation with our compassionate plastic surgeon. We help individuals living in Houston and throughout the country meet their goals through personal attention and services designed to address the specific concerns of each unique individual.
Candidacy for Transgender Surgery
When a person’s gender is aligned with their body, they have a greater sense of well-being and a greater opportunity to move forward in life. At Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we believe it is important to establish equal access to quality healthcare for transgender patients.
You should not be subjected to verbal abuse, derision or denial of care simply because your psychological gender is opposite to your anatomic sex. In consultation with Dr. Eisemann, you can discuss your expectations openly, without fear of judgement, and expect honest and useful information in return. Dr. Eisemann will take all of the time necessary to make sure you understand exactly what the process will look like for you.
To be a good candidate for transgender surgery, you will need to:
- Meet WPATH prequalification
- Be in generally good physical health
- Be a nonsmoker
- Be prepared for a surgical procedure and recovery time
- Be willing to follow pre and postoperative instructions
If you are not interested in an irreversible male-to-female or female-to-male transformation, Dr. Eisemann can discuss reversible transgender treatments such as pubertal blockers, along with partial reversible treatments, such as hormone therapy. Both surgical and nonsurgical transgender patients must be 18 years old and obtain at least one letter from a licensed medical health professional prior to treatment.
WPATH Standards of Care
WPATH standards of care require that a medical professional such as a psychologist or therapist, sexologist, or physician who prescribes gender transition related hormones, provide a referral prior to any surgical procedure. This professional must have recently been in regular contact with you to qualify as a referral.
Dr. Eisemann will work directly with any medical professionals you are currently seeing to make sure you receive the most effective treatment possible.
If you are approaching your medical provider about this referral, please bear in mind that WPATH standards require a letter contain:
- Your general identifying characteristics
- The results of your psychosocial assessment, including any diagnoses
- The duration of your relationship with a mental health professional, including the type of evaluation and therapy or counseling to date
- An explanation that the criteria for surgery have been met, and a brief description of the clinical rationale for supporting a request for surgery
- A statement about the fact that informed consent has been obtained
- A statement that the mental health professional is available for coordination of care and welcomes a phone call to establish this
If you have questions about what will be required prior to your surgery or would simply like to discuss your options, please contact our experienced Houston transgender plastic surgeon to schedule a consultation today. Transgender procedures are performed in Dr. Eisemann’s accredited surgical facility in Houston, Texas where we are honored to accept transgender, transsexual, and gender nonconforming patients from across the globe.
Our Philosophy on Transgender Surgery & Our Commitment to Gender Nonconforming Individuals
At the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas, we strongly believe that transitioning men and women are entitled to the most compassionate, understanding, and highly personalized care available. With both our MTF and FTM transgender plastic surgery options, we strive to provide the safest and most comfortable experience possible.
Your satisfaction is our highest goal and giving external shape to your internal form is our absolute pleasure. Dr. Eisemann and his staff have undergone transgender competence training to help protect your comfort, safety, and dignity. Our philosophy on transgender surgery patients is that each individual deserves to be afforded the highest level of courtesy, respect, and care.
We are passionate about helping people achieve their aesthetic goals, taking a particular interest when those goals are to seek an outward reflection of inner beauty. It will be our pleasure to gently help you in your transformation.
We will provide you with the compassion you are entitled to while offering you the most effective and customized treatments to best serve your specific needs.
Why Choose Dr. Eisemann
Dr. Eisemann is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. At our accredited Houston surgical facility, Dr. Eisemann adheres to the standards of care developed by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and works closely with other healthcare professionals in the transgender community to help protect the emotional and physical safety of our MTF and FTM patients.
More information about the WPATH standard of care and Dr. Eisemann’s commitment to helping transitioning patients can be discussed during your transgender plastic surgery consultation.
To learn more about our triple board-certified transgender plastic surgeon, our practice, or our philosophy, please contact us today. While based in Houston, Texas, Dr. Eisemann accepts transgender patients from across the country and around the world.