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2018 Gender Odyssey

June 21–24, 2018

Los Angeles, California

Affordable Aesthetics to Augment Gender Transition

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM–9:20 AM PDT
Workshop Description

Appropriate gender expression—as defined by each individual for themself—isn't a frill. It can even be a matter of personal safety. Yet definitive surgeries such as facial feminization can cost a fortune, and are rarely covered by insurance. This workshop explores some of the aesthetic offerings available in my family practice. While the definition of "affordable" varies considerably, come explore some of the less expensive and less invasive procedures we offer to assist our clients as they transition. We will cover laser and electrolysis hair removal, breast forms, shapewear, Botox and dermal fillers for enhancement of facial features, and cryolipolysis (Coolsculpting) for non-invasive body contouring. We will also discuss topical anesthetics and injectable nerve blocks to help patients experience less pain (some of our clients sleep during genital electrolysis!). Consider this session a "Show and Tell" presentation that will help you answer your clients' questions.

Conference Track

Primary Contact

Linda Gromko, MD, Owner/Medical Director: Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC; Seattle, WA

Workshop Presenters

Linda Gromko, MD, Owner/Medical Director: Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC; Seattle, WA
Presenter Bio

Linda Gromko, MD, started working with the transgender community when a woman called to ask: "Does Dr. Gromko treat transgender women?" Dr. Gromko's answer—"Not yet!"—began two decades of work with the trans community, with patients ranging in age from 5 to 85. Starting as a hospital nurse and nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood, Dr. Gromko completed her medical training and family practice residency at the University of Washington. She founded Queen Anne Medical Associates PLLC 27 years ago. She wrote Where's MY Book?' A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth, Their Parents & Everyone Else, and is presently writing a book focusing on transgender adults.