Among the many diverse groups plastic surgeons serve, the LGBTQIA+ community holds a distinct position, having contributed unique experiences that are invaluable in refining the specialty of plastic surgery and shaping healthcare at large.
As ASPS data over the years illustrates, strong economic climes equal strong plastic surgery practices – while a downturn, such as the recession of 2008 recession, can mean a dip for some practices. New ASPS data outlining the range and rising frequency of gender-affirmation surgery reflects a different kind of societal change.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases first-ever facial, breast/chest and genital data for gender affirmation proceduresKaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Gender affirmation surgery, also commonly referred to as gender confirmation, is complicated – all the way down to what you call it – but the unique complexities of these procedures haven't stopped an increasing number of patients across the United States from seeking the procedure.