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MTF Surgery – Male to Female Surgery

Extensive training in urology, reconstructive urology and plastic surgery allows Dr. Crane to understand the complex transformation of a male to female transition.

Dr. Crane, Dr. Satterwhite, and Dr. Chen strongly believe in a personalized approach in assisting patients achieve their unique surgical goals.  They have detailed one-on-one discussions, addressing all questions and concerns their patients have.  The doctors give all their postoperative patients their personal cell phone number should patients have any urgent questions during their stay in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For details about the MTF surgery procedures offered by Dr. Crane, Dr. Satterwhite, and Dr. Chen in the San Francisco Bay Area, please click the links below.

MTF Surgery Procedures


Penile inversion vaginoplasty, orchiectomy and labiaplasty are MTF surgery procedures that reconstruct male genitalia into that of a female.

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

Facial feminization surgery is group of surgical procedures that transform the features of a face from male to female.  Alterations in the hairline, brow, nose, and chin are commonly performed to achieve patients’ surgical goals.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is an option for trans women who want larger breasts and a more feminine breast contour. Breast implants can be inserted through an incision under the breast, in the armpit, or around the nipple.

Payment: Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services does accept major credit cards, however there is a 3% fee for their use.  Care Credit is a financing company that the office also accepts.  Information about Care Credit can be found at www.carecredit.com.

Insurance: Dr. Crane and Dr. Satterwhite are two of the few trans surgeons that are currently accepting insurance. Due to the high volume of requests, we find it necessary that you provide our office with a copy of the front and back of your insurance card along with the letters of recommendation required by your specific insurance company prior to scheduling surgery. Our office will verify if your insurance plan includes trans benefits and we will submit your letters of recommendation along with a letter from your surgeon to your health plan.

Our office does not currently accept Medicare and if the surgeons are out of network with your insurance plan you may be responsible for the surgeon’s fee prior to surgery. Our office will always submit for prior authorization in order to try and obtain reimbursement for patients postoperatively.

The scheduling fee for facial feminizing surgery and breast augmentation is $500.  The scheduling fee for vaginoplasty is $1000.


For more information about having male to female (MTF) surgery in San Francisco with Drs. Crane, Satterwhite, and/or Chen, please contact us.