Feminizing surgeries are gender-affirming surgical procedures that create physical characteristics reflective of one’s gender identity and/or gender expression.
This information in this section is intended to assist surgical assessors in discussing gender-affirming surgery with patients and to ensure patients receive adequate information about the specific surgery they are seeking.
Breast augmentation, or breast construction, is a gender-affirming, feminizing, top surgery that enlarges one’s breasts.
Orchiectomy is a surgery to remove the testes, a gender-affirming, feminizing, lower surgery.
Vaginoplasty is a gender-affirming, feminizing, lower surgery to create a vagina and vulva (including mons, labia, clitoris, and urethral opening) and remove the penis, scrotal sac, and testes.