For those patients who identify as non-binary, it is critical to understand what appearance will best affirm their gender, as their particular wishes may not conform to traditional ideas of male and female gender expression. Dr. Champaneria will take the time to get to know you and understand what types of change in appearance you are looking for. We truly understand that each patient is on an individual journey, and we always avoid a “one-size-fits-all” mentality. The procedures required to meet your goals may involve variations to the standard top surgery, breast augmentation, facial surgery techniques. We will therefore be sure to create a surgical plan which is customized, and in accordance with whichever appearance best affirms your gender.
Nonbinary Cosmetic Surgery Reviews
"As a transgender male seeking transitional services, it can be a nerve-wracking and vulnerable experience to navigate the process of top surgery. That said, from the moment I first met Dr. Champaneria at my initial consultation I knew that I was in the right place. He has such a friendly manner and was clearly knowledgeable about all things LGBTQ+. He answered practically all my "planned questions" before I asked them and made me feel respected, safe, and cared for the entire time. He talked me through the keyhole procedure he was going to do prior to surgery and the actual day of surgery ran very smoothly. I am SO PLEASED with the results. SO HAPPY!!!At my subsequent post-op appointments him and his staff continued to be very personable; they really made me feel special and proud of my new chest. Any questions I had, they were there! If you are FTM or NB and are looking for a caring, informed, and skilled top surgeon, 10/10 would recommend!"- M. / Healthgrades / Feb 17, 2021
"Omg where do I even start?! I absolutely adore Dr. Champaneria and his entire team from the front desk to the nurses. I have had an incredible and memorable experience here and I highly recommend Dr. Champaneria and his team. I remember the first time I came for my top surgery consultation. As a trans man, finding the right fit for such a life changing experience was vital to achieving success with my goals for my transition. After I watched Dr. Champaneria’s videos and explored his website, I had a feeling that this was the perfect match. At the time I was living in Phoenix, AZ so I traveled to San Diego for all of this and came each time for my consultation, my pre op appointment, and then finally for my top surgery, October 28, 2021. One of the best days of my life and with results that exceeded my expectations in every way! Dr. Champaneria was extremely welcoming, caring, knowledgeable, considerate, sincere, genuine, the list goes on and on. He took his time with me and I never felt rushed. He answered all my questions and appropriately addressed and eased my concerns. He explained the entire process thoroughly and made sure I fully understood each step. I always felt safe with Dr. Champaneria and I knew I was in good hands. He’s one of the most incredible human beings I’ve met and his patient care and surgical skills are the best of the best. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed. I mean check out his resume! Look at his education. He is extremely passionate about what he does and he loves his community. He will do what it takes and what he can to help his patients achieve their physical goals. And just to add to it, I know about the healthcare system as I am a Registered Nurse and work in the field. I understand and have experienced the disconnect that can occur with healthcare providers and patient care. However, you won’t find that disconnect here. I felt connected and cared for by Dr. Champaneria and his team every step of the way and without fault. All in all, I know it’s hard to trust our healthcare system sometimes but I can guarantee if you go with Dr. Champaneria and his team, you will find yourself surrounded by support, acceptance, professionalism, and high quality patient care. I loved every minute of my experience here and my top surgery results were better than I ever imagined or dreamt of. THANK YOU Dr. Champaneria and your team. I will forever be grateful to you for creating this beautiful chest that I love with everything in me and that finally feels like the real me. I love all of you and appreciate and admire the work you do. 💚🤩🙏"- K.K. / Google / Jun 05, 2022
"I am 5 months post-op as of January. From the start I knew Dr. Champaneria would be the perfect fit for my top surgery. I researched so many surgeons and everytime I looked through his practices and results he became the easy choice. Especially once I changed insurances and he was in-network. Leading up to my surgery Dr. Champaneria and his team were always compassionate and thorough when explaining the process. It was always fast and simple to clear up any questions through the Scripps portal. I still had a few more check-ups after surgery, and when in the exam room we were all so impressed with my healing. Honestly from week one I could tell Dr. Champaneria did a perfect job. He is an immediate recommendation for other trans-masculine people out there looking for chest masculinization. Not only because of his skill, but because he is always so friendly. He's a bright energy and we as a community are so lucky to have him. I am eternally grateful for the peace he brought me."- N.R. / Google / Jan 21, 2023
"Dr. Champaneria is a top tier medical provider. The gender affirming surgery he provided for me has changed my life for the better. I highly recommend Dr. C if you are seeking gender affirming top surgery, there is not a better surgeon in the San Diego area."- J.L. / Google / Mar 16, 2023
"dr champaneria and all the nurses on his staff made my top surgery and the subsequent post surgery visits so emotionally painless. I’m very satisfied with the results of my surgery!"- V.T. / Google / Mar 15, 2023
Surgery for non-binary patients ay include variations of top surgery, facial surgery, non-surgical procedures.
“Top Surgery” refers to modification of the chest to either masculinize or feminize this part of the body. Non-binary patients may seek mastectomy and reconstruction of the nipples and areolas to achieve a masculine chest, although some patients desire variations in theses standard techniques to achieve their goals in gender expression. Procedures may include mastectomy without nipple reconstruction, modifications in the size and placement of the nipple-areola complex, modifications in placement and shape of the incisions, and desire to achieve a more androgynous or gender neutral chest, among others. Top surgery for Non-Binary clients who seek to feminize their upper body typically involves the use of implants or fat transfer.
Facial Contouring Surgery
Many non-binary clients are interested in facial procedures that can help support their transition, creating contouring and lines that better align with their gender identity and gender expression. These procedures can include:
- Brow, face, chin or eyelid lifts
- Facial fat transfer
- Lip augmentation
- Ear surgery (otoplasty)
- Forehead, cheek, chin, and mandible contouring
Nonsurgical (BOTOX®, Juvéderm)
We will work closely with you to determine how non-surgical facial contouring procedures can help you achieve results that will enhance every aspect of your face. Botox will help reduce wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles, and fillers such as Juvéderm restore lost volume, smooth lines, and soften creases.