Perfect presentation: I dare say this is the goal of most trans persons who aspire to live a normal female life at some future point. The ability to look and sound and behave exactly like a natal woman, and to be apprehended as one by everyone - adults, children, eagle-eyed border guards, lovers, perhaps even pets. Presentation so good that nobody in the whole wide world would ever for a moment think there was anything unnatural about oneself. Total acceptance for what one seems to be. Not the slightest suspicion aroused. The ability to carry off a tour de force of deception that is way beyond mere 'passing', because one would be living it totally, and not acting or attempting a big bluff.
I think there are individuals - and they need not be post-op - who indeed have such good presentation that they are as accepted in public as natal women at all times, and without question.
But just above I used the word 'deception', and this gives a hint of a possible moral or ethical concern. Is it completely right to have a presentation so flawless that there is no discernable difference between oneself and a natal woman?
This will only be a talking point if you are uncomfortable about fooling people bigtime. I see can that many will not mind being undetectable, and will feel the utmost satisfaction if they can pull the wool over the eyes of bigots and anti-trans busybodies and fussy jobsworths who want to be obstructive. I can personally share such delight - up to a point. But I also hate downright lying to people I like. And the thought of conducting a long-term masquerade, however successful, is not attractive. I did that, unconsciously, for decades before I transitioned, and I don't want to deliberately repeat the performance. It seems so dishonest, and undermines some of the joy of being one's real self at last.
But neither am I an idealist or perfectionist. I supect that the kind of deception I'm talking about is something that must be lived with. So that once anyone has committed themselves to a certain winning presentation, then the best practical plan is to carry on with it with gusto and determination, constantly fine-tuning and improving it, especially if it leads to rewards and high regard.
Sigh. Any better notions? Can the circle be squared on this one?