About Gender Reaffirmation
Drs. Courtney Caplin and Erik Nuveen of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates are honored to be trusted with the life-changing decision to reaffirm your identity. As skilled and talented gender reaffirmation surgeons, Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin are committed to providing a compassionate and judgment-free atmosphere where you can feel at ease during your transitional surgeries. Our team is well-versed on WPATH guidelines and standards of care, allowing us to safely and appropriately guide patients as they navigate their reaffirmation journey. We invite you to learn more about our mission before scheduling your consultation at our Oklahoma City, OK facility.
"Would give more stars if I could! Amazing group of people working here and very considerate, helpful, encouraging, and overall I had a even better experience than I could have ever expected. I'm very grateful for their opinions, timeliness, care, and most importantly my surgery outcome! Could not recommend a better plastic surgeon and staff!"- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / Nov 20, 2016
"After 10 long years of being unhappy with my Dallas Botox I hit the road to CSA in OKC to give Jamie Stokes a try when I say I have never been happier I Mean NEVER my brows are high my forehead smooth I can not quit looking at myself in amazement she is super cool and knows exactly what she is talking about I’m already looking forward to next time!"- A.F. / Google / Mar 16, 2021
"Dr. Nuveen was amazing with explaining the entire process and how the recovery is expected to go and was not shy about giving the bad side of what could happen. I went in feeling completely informed. All of the nursing staff was amazing as well. Everyone was so nice and comforting during the whole appointment. I would definitely recommend Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates."- T.J. / Google / Mar 14, 2021
"Dr. Chaplin is AMAZING! I was a bit apprehensive since she was a woman surgeon but I was so pleased with her and her talent. She takes great pride in her work and has a unique woman's eye for aesthetic beauty. I had a full body lift with fat transfer to the buttocks. I was 310 before WLS and 165 stable for a few years. I never thought I would have surgery but it was one of the best decisions I've made. If I am lucky enough to have another procedure I will definitely use her again. She also has a great bedside manner and is especially skilled!"- T.T. / Google / Mar 04, 2021
"I had breast implants that were over 30 years old. I was concerned that there could possibly be something wrong with them. Three years ago, Dr. Caplin replaced them. It was a difficult surgery apparently because of scar tissue on the right side. She had to remove a lot of tissue because of that. Dr. Caplin did a fantastic job of making them look the same size and was able to also do it without a lift. I am 60, and they look fabulous. I would recommend her to anyone. Looking forward to hopefully a face lift sometime soon there at CSA. Awesome staff, the nurses made me feel very secure."- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2021
WPATH, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that focuses on the professional, educational, and interdisciplinary aspects of transgender health. The mission of the organization is to educate the public through evidence-based research on the importance of advocating for and respecting the needs of transgender, transsexual, and gender-nonconforming individuals around the world.
The organization has published a "Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines," which describes how to properly manage the psychological, medical, and surgical needs of those with gender dysphoria so that professionals, like Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin, can effectively offer assistance to those in the process of transitioning. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is committed to following the careful instruction of the WPATH standard of care so that our patients consistently feel valued, heard, and understood.
Our Unique Expertise
The Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates team and plastic surgeons Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin are uniquely experienced in performing gender reaffirmation surgeries and helping patients navigate their transition. We strive to ensure patients feel special and valued at our facility before, during, and long after their procedures. Our goal is to help boost your self-esteem and help you achieve your desired aesthetic. Beginning with a private, comprehensive consultation, we will discuss in-depth the psychological and physical benefits of your transition. Next, we will create a custom treatment plan that could include one or more procedures, which we believe will help you achieve the look you desire.
Our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in the performance of many reaffirming surgeries, including:
Male to Female Transitions
- MTF Breast Augmentation
- MTF Body Contouring
- Facial Feminization Surgery
- Adam's Apple Reduction
Female to Male Transitions
- FTM Top Surgery
- FTM Body Contouring
- Facial Masculinization Surgery
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Frequently Asked Questions
How old must I be to have surgery?
WPATH's standard of care notes that some surgeries can be performed on patients at the age of 16 and older while other surgeries must wait until a patient is at least 18 years old. In certain situations, surgeries may be performed at a younger age once a patient has completed their counseling and is deemed healthy and ready to begin their physical transition.
Do all transitioning individuals undergo surgery?
The decision to undergo surgery is entirely personal. Many transgender individuals choose to have surgery while others may decide against it. We feel that the most important aspect of your transition is the support of those closest to you. Should you choose to move forward with gender reaffirming surgery, Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin will follow the WPATH standard of care to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Will I need to provide documentation before surgery?
Before your surgery can be scheduled, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates will request documentation confirming a gender dysphoria diagnosis and proof of counseling. This is a standard of care outlined in the WPATH guidelines, which we closely follow in order to make sure your transition is seamless.
How do I know which surgeries I need?
When you are ready to consider surgery, contact our Oklahoma City, OK facility to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin. During this visit, we will discuss your ultimate aesthetic goals and how best to achieve them. Our surgeons' expertise in gender reaffirmation allows them insight to create a treatment plan that will help you complete your physical transformation.
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