Dr. Usha Rajagopal

More Than 20 Years of Experience With Breast, Body and Facial Surgery

Dr. Usha Rajagopal, MD is an award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon based in San Francisco. Dr. Rajagopal offers trans men and women the highest level of surgical care with the following procedures:

  • FTM Top Surgery
  • MTF Breast Augmentation & Buttock Augmentation
  • Body Sculpting
  • Facial Feminization Surgery
  • Clitoroplasty & Labiaplasty
“I have never met a doctor with better bedside manner.” – Patient

Dr. Rajagopal’s 20+ years of experience, extensive training and superior results have earned her a loyal clientele. Patients have given Dr. Rajagopal’s practice high ratings for surgical skill, office efficiency and friendliness.

Dr. Rajagopal obtained her M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She completed her Fellowship in Plastic Surgery (1993-1995) at the University of California at San Francisco, one of the top plastic surgery centers in the United States.

Dr. Rajagopal is a member of:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • California Society of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Rajagopal has published research in the Journal of Plastic Surgery, has presented at numerous Plastic Surgery conferences, run clinical trials, and has also mentored other surgeons.

Dr. Rajagopal’s private practice is located in downtown San Francisco. She performs gender confirmation surgeries at the state-of-the-art Willow Surgery Center. She is also affiliated with the California Pacific Medical Center and St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Rajagopal performs the following Transgender Surgery procedures:

FTM Surgery

PROCEDURE PRICE (USD)
FTM Top Surgery: Double incision with nipple grafts, Inverted-T, Peri-areolar or Keyhole $8000-$12,000
Body Sculpting price varies
Facial Masculinization price varies

Costs are general estimates only (October 2015.) Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation.

MTF Surgery

PROCEDURE PRICE (USD)
Breast Augmentation
Buttock Augmentation
Body Sculpting
Labiaplasty $4000-$5000
Clitoroplasty $1000-$2000
Facial Feminization:
 Hairline Correction $7000-$8000
 Forehead Recontouring $7000-$8000
 Brow Lift $8000
 Rhinoplasty $8000
 Lip Lift $3500-$4500

FTM Top Surgery & Body Masculinization

Dr. Rajagopal offers the popular Double Incision FTM Top Surgery procedure, with free nipple grafts. More commonly however, she re-positions the nipple-areolar complex using a pedicle technique rather than using nipple grafts. This procedure has become known as the Inverted-T or T-Anchor method and it was developed to help maintain as much sensation as possible in the nipple and areola. For those with chests sizes smaller than B, Dr. Rajagopal can perform a minimally invasive Keyhole or Peri-areolar method.

Body Sculpting offers trans men a surgical solution for stubborn areas of body fat that won’t diminish with exercise. By targeting areas such as the waist and back (“love handles”) or thighs, Dr. Rajagopal can help eliminate feminine looking curves.

MTF Surgery In San Francisco

Trans women can see Dr. Rajagopal in San Francisco for a number of different MTF surgery procedures.

While hormone therapy can help breast growth in trans women, many trans woman turn to Breast Augmentation to achieve a fuller look. Dr. Rajagopal has been doing Breast Augmentation since 1995. She offers the following types of breast implants:

  • Natrelle – Made with a silicone gel that is soft and maintains its shape for a natural look and feel.
  • Sientra – Made from silicone, these implants are only made available to board certified plastic surgeons.
  • Inspira – The latest generation of implants, available with either a soft cohesive or ultra cohesive silicone gel.

Watch Dr. Rajagopal discuss Breast Augmentation:

Dr. Rajagopal also offers Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS), including Rhinoplasty, Lip Lift, Hairline Correction, Forehead Recontouring, and Brow Lift.

For trans women who have had gender reassignment Vaginoplasty, Dr. Rajagopal can perform follow-up cosmetic surgery in the form of Labiaplasty and Clitoroplasty. She has performed more than 1000 Labiaplasty surgeries since 1999.

Consultations with Dr. Rajagopal
Dr. Rajagopal offers a free initial consultation in-person or by phone.

Wait List
Surgery dates can typically be scheduled within 2-4 weeks of consultation.

Financing and Insurance
Dr. Rajagopal accepts CareCredit, MedLoanFinance, and MedicalFinancing. She also accepts insurance.

Surgery Requirements

  • Good overall health and medical clearance
  • Psychological evaluation
  • 18 and over
  • 12 months Real Life Experience (RLE)
  • EKG, if indicated
  • Mammogram, if indicated

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