Transgender Male To Female Surgery San Antonio

Over seventeen years of experience and thousands of successful cases performed to patients from all over the world makes Dr. Lawton’s Transgender Male to Female (MTF) Surgery in San Antonio, Texas the best surgeon to entrust your life change to. No therapist letters or antiquated pre-surgical requirements for qualification, Dr. Gary Lawton recognizes all gender identities and provides a safe and gender friendly environment with trans and gender sensitive trained staff. 

Surgeries performed on minors with parental consent. Dr. Lawton is a specialist with patient bill of rights and standards of care because you deserve the best care. Physicians and surgeons shall not divulge the name or identity of any patient requesting or receiving sex reassignment services except as explicitly directed in a notarized written request by the patient. 

Dr. Lawton underwent 10 years of surgical training at Yale University prior to entering private Plastic Surgery practice in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Lawton is an expert in the surgical care of the breast and body of Transgender Surgery patients. He is a highly regarded professional in the field who treats patients who have been referred by locally and nationally based primary care physicians, endocrinologists, therapists, gender associations, and previous patients.

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As a surgeon who specializes in the treatment of transgender patients, Dr. Lawton is an integral part of the team of professionals that are participating in your long-term care. Dr. Lawton will discuss with the patient the issues that have brought them to the decision to have surgery, deciding with the patient that the desired procedure is appropriate.


Your First Consultation For Transgender Male to Female Surgery 

Dr. Lawton’s Transgender Male to Female Surgery in San Antonio.

Initial Evaluation

At the initial consultation, your health history will be reviewed and the procedures you are interested in will be explained in great detail. Any alternative procedures, as well as the risks and benefits of surgery will be discussed. You will view before and after photographs of Dr. Lawton’s patients, and all of your questions will be answered.

During the examination, your chest width, height, and nipple position will be measured. Any differences from left to right will be evaluated. You will have the opportunity to point out particular characteristics of your anatomy that you would like to improve or change. 

After an extensive discussion, you and Dr. Lawton will arrive at the surgical plan that will best achieve your goals. It is our commitment that you leave this initial visit with a clear understanding of your surgical options, so you may make an informed decision. We are happy to answer any questions you may think of later by telephone, email, or at another private consultation. There is never an additional charge for these subsequent visits.


What Goes Into a Transgender Male to Female Surgery in San Antonio?

Dr. Lawton’s Transgender Male to Female Surgery in San Antonio.

The following are some of the most popular transgender surgeries for Male to Female cases:


Breast Size

Breast size is a personal choice. Implants come in a variety of sizes that can be tailored to meet your needs. The implants will be matched to your concept of the ideal breast. You will try on sizers at the time of the initial consultation to help you decide on implant size. We will measure the height and width of your breasts to determine which implants will fit best on your chest wall. In addition, we will discuss the characteristics of breast shape and contour that you find pleasing, while looking at before and after photographs of my patients who have undergone breast augmentation. Using all of these tools, together we will arrive at the implant size that will best fit your needs.

Breast Implants for Male To Female and Transgender Patients

The breast implants are filled at the time of surgery with sterile saline, which is the same type of fluid that is used for your intravenous hydration. The volume of saline injected into the implants can be adjusted to achieve your desired shape characteristics, and to correct asymmetries in your breast size. The preferred implants are smooth and round. Because they have a smooth surface, the implants move naturally in the implant pocket, keeping them soft. The new and improved generation of implants ripple much less frequently than older style implants. 

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Breast Implant Position

The implants are placed behind the pectoralis major (chest) muscle. This submuscular position allows the implants to look and feel more natural. Submuscular implants have less visible edges, and are associated with a lower incidence of capsular contracture, or tight scar.

Breast Surgery

Breast augmentation is performed in our own private AAAASF Certified Class-C Outpatient Surgical Center. The minimally invasive breast augmentation procedure takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour. For this outpatient surgery, we utilize general intravenous anesthesia administered by an elite group of carefully selected, highly qualified, board certified anesthesiologists. The techniques employed are designed to provide a smooth, gentle anesthetic experience, and prevent postoperative nausea and eliminate postoperative pain.

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Transgender Male to Female Surgery Recovery Process 

Dr. Lawton’s Transgender Male to Female Surgery in San Antonio.

Rest is recommended after surgery. At home, you will have medications to ease the muscle spasm, and narcotic analgesics for the pain. We also prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Surgical vitamins, arnica, and bromelain are used to reduce the swelling and bruising, and to speed your recovery. 

We will see you in the office the day after surgery. By the fourth or fifth day, the discomfort should be significantly reduced. At one week, you will return for suture removal, and for instructions on how to massage the implants. By this time, you should be feeling well enough to be back to most of your normal activities. You should be back to work within this first week. Because it takes 6 weeks before the wounds reach 50% of their full strength, you will be able to return to vigorous activities only after this healing period.

Long-term postoperative follow-up is provided at no additional charge for all patients, in an effort to ensure an optimal surgical outcome. These free check-ups are for the 1st day, 1st week, 1st month, 3rd month, 6th month, and every year thereafter. More frequent visits are encouraged if necessary. 

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Schedule A Transgender Male to Female Surgery Surgery in San Antonio 

Dr. Lawton’s Transgender Male to Female Surgery in San Antonio. 

So, you’ve found the best surgeon for transgender male to female surgery, what comes next? Get Directions To Lawton Plastic Surgery in San Antonio to set up a FREE appointment for a Transgender Male to Female Surgery with Dr. Lawton today! Find us at 525 Oak Centre Dr., Suite 260, San Antonio, Texas 78258. Or call us at Phone: Remington Oaks Medical Building Phone Number 210-496-2639 | Fax: 210-496-2376. Looking forward to helping you look as you wish!