September 23, 2016
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Transgender surgery among special topics at plastic surgery meeting

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LOS ANGELES — Surgical techniques for transgender surgery are among the research being presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

“While gender-confirming surgery represents one of many therapies for transgender individuals with gender dysphoria, it can be pivotal in allowing individuals to become their true selves,” Loren S. Schechter, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon who practices in Morton Grove, Illinois, told

Loren S. Schechter
Loren S. Schechter

Schechter’s presentation will focus on male-to-female transgender surgery, and includes surgical techniques, as well as the framework around which surgical therapies are based. It is part of a special expo session of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting for consumers that is allowing surgeons to provide insight into aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

During his presentation Schechter will discuss the process, procedures and postoperative information for the life-transforming surgery, according to a press release from ASPS.

“While techniques continue to advance, an understanding of the surgical principles is fundamental to this process,” he said. – by Bruce Thiel


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