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DEI: Finding Inner Peace
Gender affirming surgery helps trans people align with their true identity.
Javad Sajan, MD
SHOW OF SUPPORT Dr. Sajan advocates for the transgender community and is passionate about providing welcoming surgical care.   |   Javad Sajan

Gender identity is your internal sense of self, how you relate to your place in the world. For transgender individuals, their gender identity doesn’t align with the sex they were assigned at birth, and some choose to undergo gender affirming surgery to feel like their authentic selves.

Gender affirming surgery is one of the focuses of my plastic surgery practice. I’m passionate about performing female-to-male (FTM) top surgery, but that’s not the direction I thought my career would take. I grew up in the Midwest in a relatively conservative household and didn’t know about transgender issues. When I came to Seattle for my fellowship in plastic surgery, I learned how to perform gender affirming procedures and liked doing them. After opening my own practice, new patients continued to seek out my care as word about my services and skills spread around the local trans community. Today, I’m humbled patients from around the country travel to Seattle so I can perform their surgeries.

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