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We aim to work in the most safe, dedicated, professional and welcoming way. To be able to deliver this high end results, we work according to the Standards of Care (7th version) of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Required background information
We provide surgical care to all people who received a formal diagnosis of gender dysphoria (DSM) or gender incongruence (ICD) by a mental health professional. We need this diagnosis on paper including a letter of referral. If this is the case, please contact us, and we will try to find out how to help you any further.

The above information and information about possible hormonal treatment, plus your BMI, should be provided to Gender Surgery Amsterdam. Based on this information and to provide you with the highest quality of support around your surgery, contact may be sought by our psychologist for further information. In these cases an online consultation is planned.

Surgical techniques
Gender Surgery Amsterdam offers various techniques for Top Surgery. Information on this techniques is provided here. For most people, most of the time, this information gives a clear indication for which technique of Top Surgery they will be eligible. Based on your body composition, breast size and shape, the technique for you will be selected and discussed on the day before surgery.

Face to face consultation with a surgeon is possible for specific questions or if there is uncertainty about which technique you will be eligible for. A fee will be charged for this kind of consultation, which will be refunded when you choose to have surgery in our clinic. 

Operation date
If all information is provided, if there is indication for surgery and if finance is arranged, a date for operation will be communicated to you by our team. For Top Surgery, most of the time, surgery is possible within two months.

Surgical consultation
The day before surgery you will meet with the surgeon, the final surgical technique will be discussed and all your further questions can be answered. You are not allowed to eat or drink anything after 00:00 the evening before the operation. The exact time we expect you in the clinic the next day, will be confirmed. 

Surgery
On the day of surgery we will guide you through the entire process and make it as comfortable as possible for you. You will receive an OK hat and jacket. You can wear underwear under this surgical gown. Jewelry, piercings and dental prostheses have to be taken off or out. You will be operated under general anesthesia. When you come back in your room after the operation, no diet is requested and you are allowed to mobilize. You stay overnight in our clinic.

Post-operative care
The day after surgery the drains are removed depending on the drain production. Most of the time, people return to their hotel the day after surgery. We schedual a face-to-face follow-up after five days. If everything is OK and the wounds are healing fine, you are allowed to go home after that final check.

Please contact us if you have any questions.