"This is surgery that I've waited for and desperately wanted for over seven years and I can't tell you how much of a weight has been lifted as a result," Bergdorf wrote in her caption. "Like many trans people, gender dysphoria is something that I have battled with throughout my transition. I made this decision by myself, for myself, so that I can start the next chapter of my life. Surgery is a personal choice, not all trans people want surgery, not all trans people need or have the medical access to surgery, but it was the right decision for me and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been able to make such a decision."
Bergdorf first came to mainstream attention after being dropped
from a L'Oreal diversity campaign
for sharing her views about the insidiousness of white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville.