Male-to-female (MTF) transformation surgery, also known as gender confirmation surgery or gender reassignment surgery, is a series of surgical procedures that help align an individual’s physical appearance with their gender identity. These surgeries aim to create female primary and secondary sexual characteristics while altering or removing male characteristics.
Here are some of the common surgical procedures involved in male-to-female transformation:
⦁ Orchiectomy: This procedure involves the removal of the testes, reducing testosterone production and the need for anti-androgen medications.
⦁ Vaginoplasty: This is the creation of a neovagina, constructing female genitalia. There are different techniques, such as penile inversion, where the penile skin is used to create the vaginal canal, and additional tissue grafts may be used for depth and appearance.
⦁ Breast Augmentation: This procedure involves the placement of breast implants to enhance breast size and shape, providing a more feminine chest appearance.
⦁ Facial Feminization Surgery: This encompasses various procedures that modify facial features to create a more feminine appearance. It may include forehead contouring, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), jaw contouring, and other facial procedures based on individual needs.
⦁ Tracheal Shave: This surgery involves reducing the prominence of the Adam’s apple (thyroid cartilage) to create a smoother and more feminine neck contour.