Transsexualism consists in a discrepancy between a morphological structure of the body and metric sex determination versus gender identity. It means that a person feels deeply dissatisfied with physical characteristics of their body, which are incompatible with gender perceived by them psychologically and a sense of belonging to a specific gender. It can lead to numerous consequences, since a transsexual person wishes to live and perform a role that is identical to their gender identity. This involves social acceptance, which is not always an easy process. The causes of this phenomenon are so far unknown, but the role of genetic, neurodevelopmental, endocrinological and environmental factors are considered.
The diagnosis of transsexualism, as in the case of other disorders, should begin with a thorough and reliable interview with the Patient.
The most important aspect in the process of sex reassignment is hormonal treatment. Hormonal treatment aims to cause development of secondary sexual characteristics of the desired sex and weakening the expression of secondary characteristics of the birth sex.
The next step is usually plastic surgery to alter primary sexual characteristics.
Unfortunately, these steps do not always result in a satisfactory change of facial features. Aesthetic medicine can help. At Princesse, we have successfully used volumetry and other techniques to feminise facial features of trans women and masculinise trans men.
During the first visit, we establish a detailed plan of procedures and during subsequent visits we implement it step by step.
When making an appointment, please give us your details from your current documents, but you can also tell us how you would like to be addressed beforehand, so that your visit is as comfortable as possible.