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Dr. Loren Schechter

MTF Surgery in Chicago

Based in Chicago, Dr. Loren Schechter, MD offers the full spectrum MTF Gender Confirmation procedures, including Breast Augmentation, single-stage Vaginoplasty, and FFS. Dr. Schechter's outstanding surgical skills and extensive experience have made him a popular choice for trans women seeking seeking these surgeries.

Dr. Schechter is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is also a member of:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Dr. Schechter has more than 15 years of experience performing Gender Confirmation procedures. His Vaginoplasty technique enables him to to avoid skin grafts in 50-60% of individuals, providing better lubrication and less risk of stenosis. He also offers intestinal Vaginoplasty, using either sigmoid, right colon, or small intestine.

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Orchiectomy
  • Single-stage Vaginoplasty, with Clitoroplasty, Labiaplasty
  • Facial Feminization
  • Tracheal Shave
  • Body Sculpting / Body Feminization
  • Buttock Augmentation

Consultations: Dr. Schechter often does a free initial consultation by phone. An in-person consultation follows and is required prior to proceeding with surgery. The consultation fee of $100 will be applied towards your surgery costs.

Out of Towners: Be sure to ask Dr. Schechter's staff about reduced pricing for area hotels and ground transportation from your hotel to the hospital and/or office.

Wait List: Surgery dates can typically be scheduled within 8 weeks of consultation.

Financing and Insurance: Dr. Schechter accepts CareCredit, as well as insurance, and has an insurance specialist on staff who can assist in precert/predetermination, etc.

Surgery Requirements: Dr. Schechter follows WPATH guidelines for surgery. You will require a medical evaluation by primary MD or MD providing hormones and a letter of recommendation from a psychologist or other mental health professional.

Have questions for Dr. Schechter? You can request free information and book your initial consultation here.

Gender Confirmation Surgery with Dr. Loren Schechter

In this short video, Dr. Loren Schechter discusses his approach to gender confirmation surgery, including single-stage vaginoplasty.