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
"Dr. Caplin did an amazing job on my procedure. She answer all of my concern question. Check up on me after the procedure. I would definitely come back to her again. Her staff was very sweet and nice. They all had great positive vibes."- Y.V. / Google / Mar 12, 2020
"I had a breast augmentation 2 days ago..Everyone was super nice from start to finish..very responsive when I have any questions for the nurse or dr himself!! I live 5 hours away from CSA and they were just amazing throughout this whole process. Never felt uncomfortable..and I’m a pretty modest person!"- K.N. / Google / Mar 12, 2020
"perfect. Had the priviledge of using Dr. Nuvern twice now both times I've been more than happy with the outcome as well as him and his staff. Very good people, very comfy, very professional."- S. / Healthgrades / Feb 27, 2020
"Dr. Nuveen is the best surgeon I've had the priviledge of using. He is so knowledgeable, has the best bedside manner and goes above and beyond for his patient . I highly recommend Dr. Nuveen and his staff."- S.J. / Google / Feb 26, 2020
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.