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MTF Surgery – Male to Female Surgery

Having been trained in urology, reconstructive urology and plastic surgery allows Dr. Crane to understand the complex transformation from male to female from both the urologist and plastic surgeon’s perspective.

Dr. Crane strongly believes in a personalized approach in assisting his patients in achieving their surgical goals.  He has complex one on one discussions with his patients regarding placement of incisions and resultant scarring in the pre-operative consultation.  He gives all his patients his own, personal cell phone number should his patients have any urgent questions during their stay in San Francisco.  By not having to go through an answering service or another doctor on call, patients have reported extremely high satisfaction rates with his care and compassion.

For details about the MTF surgery procedures offered by Dr. Crane in San Francisco, 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: Dr. Crane 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: If your insurance does not have any trans exclusions, the office is happy to submit a letter of medical necessity to your insurance company after receiving all pertinent information regarding your transition and your letters of recommendation.  Dr. Crane is one of the few trans surgeons that is accepting insurance and due to the high volume of requests, we find it necessary to have patients first schedule a surgery date.  Once insurance reimburses Dr. Crane, half of your scheduling fee will be reimbursed if your insurance has covered the entire balance.  The remainder is used to cover the costs of working with your insurance.

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 Dr. Crane, please contact us.