About Gender Reaffirmation
Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, is grateful and honored that you are considering his services for your powerful, life-changing decision to reaffirm your identity. As an expert and compassionate gender reaffirmation plastic surgeon, Dr. Chiddy strives to provide a welcoming, caring, and safe atmosphere for patients during their transitional surgeries. Dr. Chiddy is knowledgeable about WPATH requirements and patient-centered care, which allow him to guide you safely through your treatment. We invite you to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Chiddy to learn more about reaffirmation surgery. To ensure you feel comfortable, our group will be with you every step of the way throughout your journey.
"Did you know Dr. Chisester is also a reconstructive hand surgeon and hand specialist? My father was having major trouble with his hands for over a year. I direct messaged Dr. Chisester on Instagram and not only did HE respond, he took time to explain things my dad could do until he was able to get an appointment. My dad expressed how much he loved Dr. C during his appointments. He has amazing bed aide manner, an amazing staff, and truly cares about his patients, their happiness and really makes sure he provides stellar service! My dad was so happy with with him that I know for a fact if I ever chose plastic surgery or need a hand specialist he’s the only doctor I would contact and the only doctor I will recommend! Do yourself a favor and get on his books ASAP!!! Thank you Dr. Chidester and staff!!"- C.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr Chidester and his staff are amazing. I was impressed from the moment I walked in the door. I highly recommend his office. They are attentive to detail, very thorough about details, and they care about their patients. Plus Dr Chidester is an amazing dancer, Haha! You need to follow him on IG @drchiddy if you already don’t and see his fun tiktok dances."- B.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr Chidester and his team are hands down the best. Worth the wait, get on a list. I am so happy with his work and expertise. He also found a hernia and repaired it while fixing my abdominal separation. I’m so grateful he would take the time to do that. I always felt I was in the best of hands. His PA Meg is so sweet and calming too."- M.K. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr. Chidester did a fantastic job on my mommy makeover. I had a breast augmentation (375 cc), lift, galaform, internal bra, liposuction on my flanks and back, and a tummy tuck. I drove from out of town and stayed in a nearby hotel for 5 days. I say him 24 hours after surgery and on day 5 to get my drains taken out. He has great bedside manner and his nurses are amazing. By day four, I was off all of the pain meds and only used Tylenol. By day 6, I felt good enough to go in a plane ride over the Grand Canyon. I am 8 weeks post op and am still in awe with the way my scars are healing. I am back to almost all of the activities I was prior to the surgery. No doubt.... the best experience you will have!!! I have no regrets and would do it all over again with Dr. Chiddy."- B.C. / Google / Feb 18, 2021
"Dr. Chidester removed a large bump that had been growing for the last six years on the back of my hand, directly beneath my pinky and ring fingers. If I hit that bump accidently on anything, I got a sharp pain that shot up from the bump up to my elbow, not a pleasant thing to go through. I had seen two doctors about the bump, and the only thing they offered up was to drain it, and warned me that it would start filling up with fluid again, especially "at my age"! This was not the case with Dr. Chidister, he examined the bump and said that he could remove it in just a few minutes, but it had to be done at Lone Peak Hospital because of Covid restrictions. The hospital and staff there are amazing! Well, the surgery was done, and I was out of there in just a few hours. On the third day after surgery I accidentally hit my hand on something, and I waited for the pain but there was none! I had not been in any pain, AT ALL my hand was tender where the bump used to be, but NO PAIN, I never even had to take as aspirin! I'm so blessed to have been guided to Dr. Chidester, he is an amazing doctor, he must have hand picked his staff because EVERY one I came in contact with, was friendly, outgoing, and professional. DR. CHIDESTER AND STAFF, YOU ARE THE BEST! Thank you all for taking care of me I'm thrilled to have had you all on my team! P.S. That bump turned out to be a tumor...no cancer!"- K.F. / Google / Feb 13, 2021
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health, or WPATH, is a nonprofit group that provides professional, educational, and interdisciplinary resources for transgender health. Using evidence-based research, WPATH strives to help the public understand and respect the health needs of transgendered, transsexual, and gender-nonconforming people from around the world.
WPATH has created specific standards of care (SOC) that address the needs of patients with gender dysphoria. This document outlines how doctors, like Dr. Chiddy, can best help individuals with their mental, health, and treatment needs during gender reaffirmation surgery. To ensure your safety and to provide the best quality of care, Dr. Chiddy is dedicated to following the SOC provided by WPATH so you feel respected, listened to, and understood.
Providing A Safe Environment
Dr. Chiddy is uniquely qualified to perform gender reaffirmation surgery and can provide guidance throughout your transition. Before, during, and much later after your surgery, Dr. Chiddy strives to make sure you feel safe, respected, and valued. His goal is to increase your confidence and help you attain your desired cosmetic goals. Starting with a thorough and private consultation, Dr. Chiddy will take the time to listen to your goals and discuss the various mental and physical benefits of gender reaffirmation surgery. Once he has carefully assessed your needs and goals, Dr. Chiddy will create a tailored treatment plan that may have one or a combination of several procedures so he can help you attain your desired results.
When it comes to performing gender reaffirming surgeries, Dr. Chiddy is experienced and an expert plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can help patients with:
Male to Female Transitions
- MTF top surgery
- Body feminization surgery (BFS)
- Transgender facial feminization surgery (FFS)
- Adam's Apple reduction (tracheal shave)
Female to Male Transitions
- FTM top surgery
- FTM body contouring
- Facial masculinization surgery
Love Is Love
Using advanced treatment options and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's (WPATH) specific standards of care, Dr. Chiddy can help guide you through your transformative procedure. From your consultation to years after your surgery, Dr. Chiddy wants you to know he’s an ally, supports your decision, and is honored that you have reached out to him for guidance during this important decision. Each patient will receive a unique treatment plan that aligns with their cosmetic goals, and Dr. Chiddy's caring team can help you determine the costs and if financing is available with Prosper and Mountain America Credit Union. He encourages you to call his office in Draper, UT to learn more and start your journey to feeling confident and happy about yourself.