Highest Level of Transgender Surgical Care on the East Coast and in the Carolinas
Dr. Hope Sherie is a board-certified surgeon who has extensive training in transgender surgery procedures. Dr. Sherie offers trans men and women the highest level of surgical care at her practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she is a member of the Charlotte Transgender Health Care Group. Dr. Sherie specializes in:
- FTM Top Surgery
- MTF Breast Augmentation and Hip/Buttock Augmentation
- Body Sculpting with VASER hi-definition liposuction
Dr. Sherie is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Fellows are “board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct are reviewed and consistent with the high standards of the ACS. Not all surgeons are accepted as Fellows.” (www.facs.org)
Dr. Sherie is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
Dr. Sherie’s academic background includes an undergraduate B.S. degree from Randolph-Macon College, a medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, and residency at the David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California. Dr. Sherie served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corp through the Health Professions Scholarship Program during medical school from 1995-1999 and as an active duty Air Force surgeon from 1999-2008. She completed a 1 year Fellowship Training sanctioned by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, in Tukwila, WA, with a focus on transgender surgery in 2012-2013.
In addition to her work with the Charlotte Transgender Health Care Group, Dr. Sherie supports local LGBT community organizations such as Time Out Youth and Charlotte Pride.
Your consultation, surgical procedures and follow-up visits take place at Dr. Sherie’s private, trans-friendly surgery center located in South End Charlotte.
For out of town clients, Dr. Sherie offers assistance with finding lodging, and an overnight medical caregiver can also be arranged. Also offered are post-operative care packages that include all needed post-operative supplements, extra dressings and garments.
FTM Top Surgery North Carolina
Top Surgery Technique Available: Dr. Sherie has developed a technique for FTM chest reconstruction that prioritizes nipple-areola size, positioning, sensation and pigmentation, while avoiding extra incisions and free nipple grafts. With the Buttonhole Technique, the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) is re-sized and re-positioned, but left attached via a thin dermal pedicle, preserving nerves and blood supply. The NACs are then brought through chest wall at appropriately positioned circular incisions and sutured into place, avoiding the extra incisions of Inverted-T, and the issues of de-pigmentation, scarring and loss of sensation associated with free nipple grafts. The result is a masculine looking chest with nipples that retain sensation and pigmentation, have appropriate projection, and have a more natural appearance than free nipple grafts.
Please note that Dr. Sherie’s hi-definition VASER liposuction procedures are unique to her practice.
Pricing is ALL INCLUSIVE: Facility fee, Anesthesia fee, Post-op garments, Pre-op and Post-op appointments, Minor revisions, VASER Liposuction of the chest/underarm/bra-roll area for chest and breast cases. 10% discount with military or VA ID card.
Costs are general estimates only (October 2017.) Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation.
Cash, all credit cards, and check are accepted. Medical financing via CareCredit, United Medical Credit, and Lending USA is also accepted (additional fees apply.) Dr. Sherie does not accept insurance at this time, but will provide codes and documentation needed for you to file a claim with your insurance if desired.
No specific surgery requirements; patients are assessed for mental stability (as with all pre-surgical patients), and reasonable evidence of desire to live as preferred gender is expected. Additional labs will be requested only if medically necessary. A therapist’s referral is required for only the Orchiectomy procedure.
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