TransOp Mexico

Gender-Affirming Surgeries

TransOp Mexico specializes in a full spectrum of gender-affirming surgical procedures such as Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS), Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS/SRS), Body Contouring Surgery, FTM Top Surgery, & Hair Transplant Surgery.

Board-Certified Surgeons

World-Class Facilities

Low, All-Inclusive Pricing

A Clear & Easy Process

TransOp is with you from start to finish with our proven process.

1. Free Photo Consultation

We begin by getting a clear understanding of your goals and reviewing your photos.

2. Feedback & Package Quote

We’ll share our surgeon’s feedback with you and will send you a package quote summarizing all of the costs without any surprises.

3. Plan & Reserve

We’ll help you find the right date and will take care of all of the details. You only have to reserve your flight to Guadalajara and we’ll do the rest!

4. Travel to Guadalajara

Arrive in Guadalajara, Mexico two days before your surgery date and your TransOp patient concierge will meet you at the airport.

5. Surgery & Recovery

Have your gender-affirming surgery and stay with us for the first 7-12 days of your recovery. Then, we’ll get you to the airport in time for your flight home.

Facial Feminization Procedures

Hairline Advancement

A higher hairline leads to a taller and more masculine forehead. FFS Hairline Advancement by Dr. Lazaro Cardenas can reduce the size of the forehead by lowering the hairline. This is usually done along with forehead remodeling and an eyebrow lift.

Forehead Remodeling

A masculine forehead typically projects outward more than a rounder feminine forehead. Forehead Bone Remodeling by Dr. Lazaro Cardenas helps to mitigate this issue with both Type III and conventional contouring approaches.

Eyebrow Lift

Higher eyebrows are often seen a youthful and feminine. In addition, it helps the forehead to appear smaller since the distance between the hairline and eyebrows is less. Dr. Cardenas usually performs this procedure with forehead remodeling.


Cis-females tend to have smaller noses than men with more narrow nasal bases and a less prominent nasal bridge. Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” by Dr. Cardenas and his wife, Dr. Teresa Guerrero, helps to feminize the nose.

Cheek Augmentation

Fuller and more noticeable cheeks can contribute to a feminine look. With this in mind, Dr. Lazaro Cardenas can deploy either silicone cheek implants or grafts using the patient’s own fat.

Upper Lip Lift

Dr. Cardenas uses this procedure to reduce the distance between the nose and the upper lip. This allows for more visibility of the upper teeth and is considered to be a more feminine trait.

Lip Augmentation

In addition to having more space between the nose and upper lip, masculine lips are frequently thinner. To address this part of the equation, Dr. Cardenas helps the lips appear fuller by using fat injections.

Chin Contouring

A larger, wider, and squarer chin is typically considered to be more masculine. Dr. Cardenas has multiple techniques in his toolbox to alter the chin’s contours so that they appear softer, rounder, and more feminine.

Jaw Contouring

Masculine jawlines tend to be sharper and more prominent that what is common among ciswomen. Dr. Cardenas can reduce and soften these masculine angles using bone shaping techniques.

Tracheal Shave

Among all of the facial features that can be seen as masculine, a large Adam’s Apple can perhaps be the most obvious. Dr. Cardenas can greatly reduce the projection from the trachea by using a burring technique.

Hair Transplants

Hair transplant surgery plays an important role in FFS. Dr. Rafael Arenas can help create a lower hairline when advancement alone is not enough. This procedure can also help cover any remaining signs of scarring from previous hairline procedures.

Enhancing Facelift

A facelift is not usually considered to be part of FFS. But, for patients with sagging facial skin, Dr. Cardenas can include a facelift so that the new, more feminine contours aren’t obscured behind loose tissues and skin.

Feminine Body Contouring

For many of our patients, feminization of the physique is a critical part of gender affirming surgery. This can include the placement of breast implants as well as liposculpting and fat transfer to the hips and buttocks. Implants to these areas are also available when the patient lacks the fat reserves for use in feminine body contouring.

 Sex Reassignment Surgery

by Dr. Ivan Aguilar

TransOp is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Aguilar to our team of talented gender-affirming surgeons. Dr. Aguilar trained with Dr. Marci Bowers in California and brings years of SRS/GRS experience to the operating room. TransOp offers a very attractive package price for Gender Reassignment Surgery and we can get you scheduled without waiting many months or years!

What Our Patients are Saying

“Dr. Cardenas is a genius and he really did way more than what I was expecting with my surgery.

I cannot wait to come back to complete my journey with the TransOp team in Mexico.”


“As a former patient of Dr. Lazaro and also a registered nurse as a profession, I can truly say that Dr. Lazaro is the only plastic surgeon that I trust with my surgical goals.”


“The TransOp team in Guadalajara truly went the extra mile to make me comfortable. The private apartment with meal delivery and nursing house calls were a big help. Every details was taken care of and my surgery results are spot on!”