Highest Level of Transgender Surgical Care in the Carolinas
Dr. Hope Sherie is a board-certified surgeon who has extensive training in transgender surgery procedures. Dr. Sherie is pleased to offer trans female, trans male and non-binary patients 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 & Non-Binary 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. Some of the ways that The Cosmetic Concierge creates a safe space for clientele include:
- When you first fill out an inquiry form or make an appointment by phone you are asked for your preferred name and pronouns, and these will always be honored.
- Two signed, notarized letters confirming surgery for gender transition are provided. These letters can be used to change gender markers on ID documents, if desired.
- Dr. Sherie uses informed consent for gender affirming procedures, just as she does for any other surgery. (In accordance with WPATH standards, a letter from a licensed provider is required for Orchiectomy.) The same criteria are used to determine whether any labs, medical or psychological clearances are needed for cis, trans and non-binary patients. Additionally, Dr. Sherie does not require that a patient be taking hormones, present as any specific gender publicly, or be in the process of changing their gender markers to qualify for surgery.
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.
Top Surgery in North Carolina
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.
In addition to Buttonhole, Dr. Sherie also offers Double Incision with Nipple Grafts, Inverted-T, Peri-Areolar and Keyhole methods of Top Surgery. Pectoral Implants and Body Masculinization are also available.
Body Masculinization / Feminization with VASER
Dr. Sherie’s hi-definition VASER liposuction procedures are unique to her practice. Common areas of treatment include the chest, abdomen, waist (from underarms to hip bones), back, hips/outer thighs, inner thighs, upper arms. Hi-def muscle definition can be performed on the abs (“six pack”) and arms (deltoids).
- Breast Augmentation
- Buttock Augmentation
- Body Sculpting
- FFS: Forehead Reduction
Surgery Packages: Combine Top Surgery or Breast Augmentation with VASER Liposuction
- FTM Total Body Masculinization
Chest Reconstruction + VASER liposuction of the Abdomen, Waist, Hips, and Circumferential Thighs.
- FTM Chest & Sculpting Package
Top Surgery + VASER liposuction of either Abdomen and Waist OR Inner/Outer Thighs
- MTF Breast and Body Make-Over
Silicone Breast Augmentation + VASER liposuction of 3 areas + Brazilian Butt Lift.
- MTF Instant Hourglass Package
VASER liposuction of the abs, waist, and lower back with PureGraft Natural Fat Grafting to the butt and hips.
Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation. 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.
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.
Dr. Sherie offers an in-house payment option, which is more of a layaway plan. There’s no check credit or payment agreements. You’ll receive a complete refund, minus the cost of the consultation, if you decide to cancel and provide sufficient notification. Dr. Sherie honors quotes given following a consultation for 3 months. After three months, quotes are subject to any rate changes that may occur until the deposit has been completed. A deposit of $1,000 is required to save your quote and schedule a surgery date. Make payments of any amount and at any frequency that works you for you. The balance is due in-full 15 days prior to surgery. If you feel that you will not be able to make your predicted goal, you may reschedule once or cancel all the way up to fifteen days prior to your scheduled procedure, without penalty.
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 only required for the Orchiectomy procedure.