There are many types of Transgender Surgery to think about when becoming a transgender. This is one of the best things about being a transgender in today’s age. Transgender Surgery options for a transgender are actually pretty safe, and can be reasonable within price. There is actually a lot to consider when looking towards a surgical option for yourself. The reality is, that when you do go under the knife there are many safety precautions and one needs to really be knowledgeable about the outcomes. We are all human and the reality is that mistakes can happen. Although the more you know about your surgeon, procedure, and the realistic expectations. Then you will happier with the outcome.
Breast Augmentation surgery is a normal consideration for the a transgender surgery. ALthough, one should not jump into this procedure. Every transgender wants to become the beautiful feminine girl overnight but the slower you take it you will be happy with yourself and the money spent. The reasonable approach is usually to see if the estrogen taken can stimulate sufficient Breast growth. If this is not able to happen in a reasonable amount of time then Breast Augmentation Surgery might be another route for you to accomplish your goals. Again, just take your time because surgery is basically surgery no matter way you put it. It is something serious to go through but can have positive outcomes for overall confidence and enhanced femininity with your transgender surgery.
More than surgery, though, is necessary to achieve and maintain the alternate gender identity. In their standards of care, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) recommend one year of hormone treatment before SRS. Pre-operative hormone treatments tip a patient’s internal chemical balance in favor of the gender they aspire to be and, according to WPATH, it takes about two years before a patient achieves maximum results. While less obviously dramatic than surgery, hormones are crucial to the process of gender reassignment and some people argue they may be dangerous, even beyond the fact that their physical and medical effects are unknown (there is no published data from randomized clinical trials).
In Thailand, sometimes referred to as the gender reassignment capital of the world, SRSes allegedly cost about one-third the price of those performed in the U.S. Meanwhile, the hormones necessary for transitioning are sold, like aspirin and NyQuil, as over-the-counter medications. Many believe Thailand has one of the largest transgender populations in the world and, concurrently, one of the most accepting cultures. Unlike most Western countries, which pathologize the condition as gender identity disorder (GID), or gender dysphoria, Thailand shows tolerance for a wider range of gender identity, including the effeminate men referred to as kathoey.
One of the premier sex reassignment surgery centers in Bangkok, Preecha Aesthetic Institute (PAI) indicates on its website that it has performed 4,259 plastic and reconstructive surgery operations for MF reassignment.
This YouTube video discusses the techniques of MF transition:
By comparison, this YouTube video reveals the surgeries for a transition from female to male:
While the transgender surgery from male to female may be easier, the resulting lifestyle of those who transition may be more difficult (though not for the reasons suggested by Kane). In this article, a sociologist who has interviewed dozens of transmen (FM transsexuals) notes how many believe they are taken more seriously in their careers now that they are men. By contrast, Joan Roughgarden, a biologist who transitioned in the opposite direction, suggests the opposite effect may have occurred in her life. Judging from personal experience, she now believes “men are assumed to be competent until proven otherwise, whereas a woman is assumed to be incompetent until she proves otherwise.” Gender identity may be more fluid today due to SRS and hormones, but in many ways it remains very much a solid trait, with the power to influence our daily experience of life.
Sexual Reassignment Transgender Surgery or Gender Reassignment Transgender Surgery
Vaginoplasty is a transgender surgery that changes the penile and scrotal tissues to make up a vagina, clitoris, and labia. This procedure is usually done with a labiaplasty. A labiaplasty is
is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), which are the folds of skin surrounding the vulva. When the labiaplasty is completed then there is a better/more feminine appearance in the outcome of the transgender surgery. One thing to take into consideration is to understand the difference regarding vaginoplasty in transgender surgery is the need to dilate the vagina after the surgery. Post surgery, beginning with smaller dilators and then a set of dilators is used with increasing width. After this period, then, the dilators are tapered off gradually, while using one of the larger dilators only once a month. This is a consistent thing that needs to be done and will be difficult to restart dilation if not done correctly. Vaginal dilation and cleaning is also required for life.
There are 4 types of SRS that are currently being done today.
SRS with skin graft technique
The skin graft is used for the lining of the vagina instead of inverted penile skin. In most cases of this type of transgender surgery, the skin of the scrotum is the main source for the skin graft.
SRS with colon graft technique (colon vaginoplasty)
This is a procedure in which a section of the rectosigmoid colon is used and transplanted into the vaginal canal and can provide an adequate depth (between 7 and 8 inches ). Because the colon segment is highly vascular which allows for efficient blood supply and allows better healing towards scar tissue. This transgender surgery procedure is usually not considered for the first option for SRS as it is a more invasive procedure than other options.
Non-penile inversion Technique
Non-penile inversion is a transgender surgery procedure of using inverted scrotal tissue instead of the penis ( penile -inversion technique ) The main difference between the non-penile inversion and penile inversion is that when using the scrotal tissue you usually have better depth because the scrotal tissue can be stretched easier than the penis tissue. ALthough, if you had procedures in the past that have affected the scrotal tissue such as removal of testicles than this can affect the procedure and depth.
Penile Inversion Technique
The penile inversion technique has been a transgender surgery procedure that has been around since the early 50’s and is the technique being used in the Western World. This technique is just what it sounds like; The penis is basically inverted and pushed inside the body. The skin of the penis is now the interior wall of the vagina. A labiaplasty is sometimes done to create a more feminized area of the outer vagina.
This technique has been around for a long time and was first done in Morocco and has been refined throughout the years.
This is a very brief summary of all the transgender surgery SRS procedures and please ask your primary Physician/Surgeon for further details/verification of any questions.
This CAN be the Reality of what can happen with SRS Surgery. Know the truth and make educated decisions. There are many great outcomes but surgery is a big decision and know everything you can before making the decision to change your body.
Reduction Thyroidchrondroplasty is basically a transgender surgery procedure that shaves off or reduces the prominent thyroid cartilage. ( AKA Adam’s Apple )
Voice surgery is a transgender surgery procedure that is done when trying to feminize the voice by surgical means. Please be aware of all outcomes that can happen with this procedure, as well as Speech and Language Evaluation and Voice therapy is usually done prior to any surgical procedure.
This can be a number of transgender surgery cosmetic procedures that are done in order to build more confidence and provide for a more feminine appearance. Again, be aware of all relevant things considered and outcomes when taking this type of surgical procedure into account. Transgender Surgery can be a positive outcome but always has its liabilities when going under the knife.