Dr. Clifford King

Transgender Surgery in Wisconsin

The practice of Clifford King, M.D., Ph.D., offers the exceptional surgical care you’d expect at large facilities with the personalized attention of a boutique clinic. Dr. King is a board-certified plastic surgeon committed to the highest standards of patient care and satisfaction, and has been voted multiple times as one of the best doctors in Madison.

Dr. King is a native of New York City. He earned both his M.D. and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and went on to complete five years of general surgery training in Brooklyn, NY. This was followed by specialized training in plastic surgery, hand surgery and microvascular surgery in Ann Arbor, MI and Milwaukee, WI, before setting up his award-winning practice in Madison. Dr. King is board-certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He attends multiple national conferences each year to stay on top of the latest developments in plastic surgery.

Dr. King provides transgender surgery services to patients throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states. He has a friendly, low-key approach to treatment, and enjoys helping each patient achieve their personal transition goals. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and are fully informed about every step of their treatment.

“Kind. Funny. Accepting. Considerate. Genuine. Caring.”
— One of Dr. King’s transgender patients

Dr. King performs the following gender reassignment procedures:

FTM Surgery

PROCEDURE PRICE (USD)
FTM Top Surgery – Keyhole, Peri-areolar, and Double Incision w/ nipple grafts $5800-$8400

Pricing includes: Surgeon, anesthesia, facility, complication insurance policy, and supply fees, as well as pre- and post-operative appointments. Pricing accurate as of September, 2013.

MTF Surgery

PROCEDURE PRICE (USD)
MTF Breast Augmentation – w/ saline implants  $6000
MTF Breast Augmentation – w/ silicone implants  $7000

FTM Top Surgery in Wisconsin

Dr. King’s Top Surgery methods vary based on the client’s chest size, skin elasticity and goals.

You will receive a price quote at your in-person consultation, and Dr. King will discuss with you the procedure that will provide the most desirable results.

Dr. King usually performs FTM Top Surgery at St. Mary’s Surgery and Care Center in Madison.

Recovery time is approximately two weeks.

Patient 1 – Keyhole Top Surgery (w/o Nipple Reduction). 60 Days post-op (right.) Age: 27

Patient 1 – Keyhole Top Surgery (w/o Nipple Reduction). 60 Days post-op (right.) Age: 27

Patient 5 – Peri-Areolar Top Surgery. 90 Days post-op (right.) Age: 28

Patient 5 – Peri-Areolar Top Surgery. 90 Days post-op (right.) Age: 28

Patient 6 – Double Incision Top Surgery with Free Nipple Grafts. 21 Days post-op (right.) Age: 30

Patient 6 – Double Incision Top Surgery with Free Nipple Grafts. 21 Days post-op (right.) Age: 30

Patient 8 – Double Incision Top Surgery with Free Nipple Grafts. 22 Days post-op (right.) Age: 30

Patient 8 – Double Incision Top Surgery with Free Nipple Grafts. 22 Days post-op (right.) Age: 30

To view FTM Top Surgery Before After Photos, please see Dr. King’s website.

MTF Breast Augmentation in Wisconsin

Dr. King approaches MTF breast augmentation surgery as a union between science and aesthetics, and the results he achieves are beautiful and natural looking.

Dr. King will discuss with you the differences between silicone and saline breast implants, and help you choose which implants are most appropriate to your goals. Breast condition, body type, skin tone, age, and overall health are all considered when evaluating breast implants.

The breast enlargement procedure begins with an incision made around the areola, beneath the breast, or under the arm. The incision is small and subtle, to help conceal scarring. A customized breast implant is inserted through the incision and positioned, then the incisions are closed and bandaged.

MTF breast enlargement is performed on an outpatient basis, lasting about two hours, under general anesthesia, with an recovery time of about one week. The procedure is typically performed at Davis Duehr Dean Surgery Center in Madison.

Breast augmentation can also be combined with a breast lift.


Requirements: Dr. King follows WPATH standards. A letter from a psychologist stating that the patient is ready for surgery is required.

Payment: Dr. King accepts cash, credit card, CareCredit, and insurance, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

Have questions for Dr. King? Contact his office directly by clicking the Send Inquiry button above. Dr. King and his staff look forward to speaking with you and will be pleased to answer any questions you might have.