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
"Enjoy the awesome vibe from staff. They made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Highly recommend this place to family and friends!"- M.G. / Google / Jun 22, 2020
"This week I went to Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates for a consultation for breast augmentation and a full body lift. I had been researching places to go and this was the one I kept going back to after lots of reviews, both online and word of mouth, were very positive! I walked in and was immediately greeted by the receptionist who was very polite and attentive. The waiting area was gorgeous and comforting. I was taken back to the consult area by Jayme where we had a great conversation about what I had in mind, she was very open and honest with her answers to my questions and made me feel extremely comfortable. Sonia came in next to measure and take photos, I have had 4 kids and modesty isn’t usually an issue, but my poor boobs...She was so sweet, explaining everything she was doing and why. Again, I felt so comfortable. I rocked that photoshoot! Dr. Nuveen stopped in next and explained some more things about the procedures I was wanting and gave some advice on what he felt would be best, I loved that. There’s that comfortable thing again, I felt it. next up, Dr. Caplin! It’s like a literal ray of sunshine came in. She is the kindest person I think I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She knew exactly what I wanted and assured me it would all be great! She told me a few fun facts about the facility and told me about her pups Max & Ruby who come to the office. How can I not choose this place for my procedures? My deposit for the surgery date was paid today and in a little more than a month I’ll be doing the very first thing for me and I am more than pleased with my decision to use Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates. I am so excited! Thank you so much to Jayme who has answered all of my silly questions at all hours."- M.P. / Yelp / Jun 16, 2020
"Love my results. Dr Nuveen is a miracle worker"- P. / Healthgrades / Jun 11, 2020
"Dr. NUVEEN did a fantastic job taking out HUGE breast implants (done by another doctor), lift and put in smaller implants. I couldn’t be happier with the results. He and his staff were sweet and professional. He listened to my needs and produced great results. I wouldn’t ever go anywhere else."- K. / Healthgrades / May 15, 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
Plan Your Procedure
Gender Reaffirmation Surgery 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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