Dear Dr. Reed,
I am a transgender woman, now 38 years old, and have wrestled with the decision to proceed – not proceed, finally with the support of 2 therapists, realize “what am I waiting for?” I have been living as a woman 24/7 for 2 years. Am on estradiol and spironolactone. I may be somewhat overweight 167 for a height of 5′ 6″. You were recommend by my therapist from Atlanta.
Sounds like you are well on your way. As a transgender surgeon we want to be assured the likelihood of remorse is very low. This is irreversible surgery. Assuming you do not have any serious medical illnesses, I would recommend you lose about 10 to 15 pounds, for better height-weight conformation. The greatest enemy to a good cosmetic result is sitting on your incision with an appreciable torso weight. We recommend 100% use of a ring pillow for the first 5 weeks.
Please initiate a consultation over the phone. Your consultation fee provides for many telephone calls, E-mail exchanges, conferring with your therapists and internist, review of your lab work, and your first visit to the office as well.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre – Miami