In Chennai, India, and other parts of the country, the cost of male-to-female (MtF) gender confirmation surgery can vary widely based on the specific procedures involved, the surgeon’s experience and expertise, the hospital or clinic where the surgery is performed, and other factors.
The MtF gender confirmation process usually involves several procedures that can be performed separately or combined, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT), breast augmentation, and genital surgery (vaginoplasty).
Here are some rough estimates as of my last training cut-off in September 2021:
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure can range from 75,000 to 150,000 INR, depending on the surgeon and the specifics of the procedure.
- Genital Surgery (Vaginoplasty): The cost can range from 1.5 to 3 lakh INR, depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon, and the facility.
Please keep in mind that these are very rough estimates and the actual costs can vary significantly. Additionally, these costs often do not include other related expenses such as hospital fees, anesthesia, post-surgery care, and medications.
It’s also important to note that choosing a surgeon should not solely be based on cost. Experience, expertise, previous patient satisfaction, and your comfort with the surgeon are crucial factors to consider. You should have a thorough discussion with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of the surgery, and the process involved.
Lastly, keep in mind that every individual’s journey with gender identity is unique and personal, and not all transgender people choose or can afford to undergo gender confirmation surgery. Their identities are valid regardless of whether they have had surgery or not.
As always, this information is based on my last training data up until September 2021, and the costs or procedures might have been updated or changed since then. Always consult with healthcare professionals to get the most recent and relevant information.