Why Choose Dr. Garramone?
Let us ask you some questions first.
Which Plastic Surgeon has set the Gold Standard for the best FTM Top Surgery results?
Which Plastic Surgeon Has the most consistent high quality FTM Top Surgery results in the world?
Which Plastic Surgeon Has performed more FTM Top Surgeries than anyone on the planet, ever?
Which Plastic Surgery Practice is the most sought after by patients, the most copied by other surgeons, and the most emulated surgical practice for FTM Top Surgery, the ManSculpture® Procedure and M MaleSculpture® Procedure in the world?
The answer time and time again is Dr. Charles Garramone.
Dr. Charles Garramone is widely known as the World’s Authority on the GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedure (Female To Male Transgender Chest Surgery) and the ManSculpture® Procedure (Body Masculinization). Dr. Garramone performs more GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedures per year than most every other surgeon performs in the world combined. Due to the high demand for his services, Dr. Garramone has dedicated his practice at “The Garramone Center” to only performing the GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedure and the ManSculpture® Procedure. Over the past decade, no other surgeon has been able to replicate his high quality results. Dr. Garramone has performed thousands of GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedures, and has more experience in this procedure than any other currently active surgeon in the world. Dr. Garramone also performs many revisions and reconstructions of GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedures that were performed (or botched) initially by other doctors. Dr. Garramone addresses each patient individually and modifies their procedure to match their body type, thus producing a natural and aesthetically ideal result. No other surgeon to date has had such great success in their results as Dr. Garramone has produced. No other surgeon has trained Dr. Garramone to perform the GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedure, as this is a procedure he “figured out” on his own. With his knowledge of surgical principles of Plastic Surgery and an intuitive “Artistic Eye” for what looks right, he is fulfilling the dreams of hundreds of patients every year during their transition periods.
Dr. Garramone is the only physician in his practice at The Garramone Center. Dr. Garramone is the only surgeon who performs his patients’ GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedures and the ManSculpture® Procedures. Dr. Garramone does not train other physicians, has not trained other physicians, and will not train other physicians in his highly specialized techniques. When asked why, he simply responded:
“When my time has come and I feel the need to pass on my experience, I will begin training another physician. This being said, I will make sure their training will be a prolonged period of time including several hundred patient cases, which may take a few years to complete. This way I know and can be confident this future physician has the ability, the compassion, and the skill necessary to provide only excellent care and results. I cannot do this surgery forever, but my techniques can last forever if they are taught for the appropriate period of time. There is no magic button you can press and say “this person is now an expert in this surgery”. Becoming an expert means you have to perform several hundred of these surgeries, and the only way to do this would be to do it on your own, the way I did, or to be trained by a Master of Surgery in this field, which I have become by performing thousands of these surgeries. These physicians I train may actually be my own children, as they have expressed a profound interest in my work and they can literally carry on my name and reputation with the world being confident they are adequately and completely trained to perform these procedures. We will see what happens in the future, but I do not believe in diluting my technique and results by training multiple physicians during a weekend seminar or for a few weeks during the summer. Its not fair to the patients. They deserve to know when they walk into my office, they are getting the best surgery results in the world because their surgeon refuses to accept mediocrity in return for a paycheck. I will only accept the best of my abilities and that of others. You cannot put a price tag on this of any monetary value.”
Dr. Garramone speaks with over 2,500 new patients a year about undergoing the GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery® Procedure and the ManSculpture® Procedure. He has been interviewed multiple times by media giants such as ABC News and The New Yorker magazine. Dr. Garramone has taken part in multiple documentaries regarding patients undergoing GenSculpt™ FTM Top Surgery®, and continues to work with upcoming projects. His patients routinely post YouTube videos of their “chest reveal” after surgery. To date, thousands of videos and photographs from former patients can be found on the internet for unscripted evaluation of the work Dr. Garramone performs. There is no other doctor in the world where you can find thousands of such transparent and voluntary evaluations of their performance by former patients, family, friends, loved ones, and future patients. Dr. Garramone encourages the open discussion of his work, to help others understand the transition they are seeking, and how he can help you become who you are.
“I meet with so many people every year, it is sometimes mind boggling. Although I am focused and very driven towards professionalism, I have the profound ability of compassion, that is my strength. I have a generous concern for everyone’s well being. People change when they leave my office, not just the patients, but their companions change too. I want them to change. My office is only one focal point on the large expansive world where dramatic and bold beginnings occur. I think the world needs more focus on compassion.”
Choosing a Surgeon
Dr. Charles Garramone is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. You can confirm Dr. Garramone’s Board Certification by clicking here Charles Garramone, D.O. Board Certification Inquiry
Make sure you surgeon is residency trained in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. “Plastic Surgeons aren’t born, they’re trained to be Plastic Surgeons.”
Most Plastic Surgeons, after medical school, undergo a grueling five year residency in General Surgery and then enter a highly competitive two or three year Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency. This is over seven years of demanding surgical training which is vital to becoming a good Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Garramone has completed seven years of training by finishing residencies in both the fields of General Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. After Residency, Dr. Garramone has completed extensive written and oral certification testing and is Board Certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
“Make sure your surgeon is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon…”
Due to the popularity of Plastic Surgery among patients, some physicians and non-physicians without any formal training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery are claiming to be “Plastic Surgeons”. Many of these “Plastic Surgeons” are only interested in the financial gain of performing cosmetic procedures and are not concerned with the well being of the patient. It is not against the law to perform cosmetic procedures if you are not a Plastic Surgeon, in fact some self-proclaimed “Plastic Surgeons” are residency trained in Dentistry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine, Dermatology, Internal Medicine and are not fully trained in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at all. Many of these “Plastic Surgeons” have attended weekend courses and have not had any formal training in the field of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Garramone believes this is unethical and potentially dangerous for the inquiring patient. It is extremely important you ask your potential Plastic Surgeon for verification that they are residency or fellowship trained, board eligible, or board certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Make sure your Plastic Surgeon is a D.O. or an M.D. and has trained in an AOA or ACGME approved Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical training program. These are the only two national medical education committees with approved training programs in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Garramone has completed an AOA approved training program in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and adheres to the rigorous guidelines set forth by the AOA.
So to summarize, choose a Residency or Fellowship Trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon. Make sure they are board eligible or board certified in this specialty. Ask to see credentials, or simply ask to see their diploma verifying they have trained in a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency or fellowship. Look to see if the diploma clearly states “Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery”. You may be suprised how many “Plastic Surgeons” can’t verify this basic information. You deserve the best care and you should not accept any less of your Plastic Surgeon.
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