“As trans women, we experience dysphoria about many things. Some of it is social, and a lot of it is physical. As we move through our transition, we have the opportunity to not just align these aspects of our life, but perfect them as well. Personally, I had convinced myself that my hairline was ok. It wasn’t as bad as others I had seen. It wasn’t a major issue for me. But, it had an effect on how I saw myself. It had an effect on my daily life.
So, I contacted Dr Ziering’s office for a consultation. I was extremely nervous with how they would react. I honestly didn’t think of this as a standard transgender surgery. In fact, I thought of this as a traditionally male surgery. And that made me very uncomfortable.
And like most things my fears were of my own making. Dr Ziering and his staff were amazing. I found out very quickly that many patients were women, both trans and non trans. And Dr Ziering and his staff treated me no different than they would treat any other woman.
The staff felt like family. It never felt like one of those forced customer service type families either. It genuinely felt like we all knew each other. So much so, as soon as I get back to California, I want to drop by just to visit.”