“Transgender full surgery” is a term that typically refers to gender-affirming surgeries or gender reassignment surgeries (also known as sex reassignment surgeries or gender-confirming surgeries). These surgeries are performed as part of the medical transition process for individuals seeking to align their physical characteristics with their gender identity.
The specific surgeries involved in a “full” transition vary depending on the individual’s gender identity and desired outcomes.
For male-to-female (MTF) transitions, common procedures may include:
⦁ Orchidectomy: Removal of the testes.
⦁ Vaginoplasty: Creation of a neovagina.
⦁ Breast augmentation: Surgical placement of breast implants to enhance breast size and shape.
⦁ Facial feminization surgery (FFS): A collection of surgical procedures that feminize the facial features, such as rhinoplasty, brow lift, and jaw contouring.
⦁ Tracheal shave: Reduction of the Adam’s apple prominence.
For female-to-male (FTM) transitions, common procedures may include:
⦁ Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus.
⦁ Mastectomy: Removal of breast tissue to create a more masculine chest contour.
⦁ Metoidioplasty or phalloplasty: Creation of a neophallus (a surgically constructed penis) using different techniques.
⦁ Testicular implants: Surgical placement of testicular prostheses.
It is important to note that not all transgender individuals choose to undergo all of these surgeries, and the specific procedures pursued depend on individual goals, preferences, and medical considerations. The decision to pursue gender-affirming surgeries should be made in consultation with qualified healthcare professionals who specialize in transgender healthcare.
Gender-affirming surgeries are complex procedures that require careful consideration, thorough evaluation, and consultation with experienced surgeons. The cost, recovery process, and potential risks and benefits vary depending on the specific surgeries performed, the surgeon, and other factors. It is important to seek information, support, and guidance from healthcare professionals experienced in transgender healthcare to make informed decisions about the surgical options that best align with one’s individual needs and goals.