Sunday, March 21, 2021

Plastic Surgeon Fights on Behalf of Transgender Community


Dr. Javad Sajan is one of the leading surgeons in the US performing FTM top surgery, as well as Female Feminization Surgery, breast implants, and many other specialties.. Read more about the movement and petition. 


Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. Javad Sajan, created a petition to the federal government to stop discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming patients. Recently, federal insurance plans have begun to deny coverage of nipple creation for transgender patients. This has led many patients who want nipples to forego them due to the inability to afford the additional cost. The insurance plans only pay for breast tissue removal; forcing some patients to live permanently without nipples.  This is discrimination because the same insurance plans pay for nipple creation for cisgender patients.

You can find a link to the petition here: https://www.change.org/stop-insurance-discrimination

See the press release below: 


March 10, 2021
Plastic Surgeon Petitions To Stop Gender Discrimination By Federal Health Insurance Plans
Seattle Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Javad Sajan Petitions President Joe Biden and Vice President

Kamala Harris To Stop Transgender Discrimination

Seattle, WA: Dr. Javad Sajan is a Seattle plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of top
surgery procedures every year. Top surgery refers to a procedure where the breasts are
removed to create a masculine or flat chest as part of a female-to-male transgender
transition. Recently, federal government health insurance plans have begun to deny
coverage of nipple creation for transgender patients. This has led many patients who want
nipples to forego them due to the inability to afford the additional cost. The insurance
plans only pay for breast tissue removal; forcing some patients to live permanently without
nipples. This is discrimination because the same insurance plans pay for nipple creation
for cisgender patients.
In response, Dr. Javad Sajan created a campaign on change.org to petition the federal
government, President Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris to amend the current
federal insurance plans to cover nipple creation. While not every FTM top surgery patient,
wants nipples, the current coverage restricts a patient’s right to choose. This can lead to
continued dysphoria after surgery that is completely avoidable.
Concerning the way insurance covers top surgery, Dr. Javad Sajan says, “Top surgery uses
the same codes as mastectomy, 19303, and nipple reconstruction, 19350. Mastectomy
patients receive complete coverage for nipple reconstruction while transgender patients
are denied despite using the same codes and coverage guidelines.”
Dr. Sajan recognized this gross injustice and wanting to better serve his patients, created a
petition on change.org to bring awareness to this issue and hopefully influence change on
the federal level that will positively impact the lives of transgender people. You are invited
to sign and share the petition to be part of this change.

About Dr. Javad Sajan: Dr. Javad Sajan of Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery is a Seattle plastic
surgeon and one of the top surgeons performing gender affirming surgery in the United
States. Wanting to provide the best top surgery possible, Dr. Sajan works with insurance
companies daily to achieve affordable solutions for FTM patients. As a constant advocate for
transgender rights, Dr. Sajan continues to fight for his patients to receive the highest
standard of medical care.

Contact: realdrseattle Medical Marketing
Phone: 206-787-0784
Email: marketingteam@realdrseattle.com

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