The results of transsexual surgery can vary depending on the individual and the type of surgery performed. However, in general, most people who undergo gender confirmation surgery report feeling more comfortable in their own bodies and experiencing an improved quality of life.
A study published in the journal “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” found that 94% of transgender women who underwent vaginoplasty were satisfied with their results. The study also found that satisfaction with the results of vaginoplasty was associated with a decrease in gender dysphoria and an improvement in mental health.
Another study, published in the journal “Surgery”, found that 97% of transgender men who underwent phalloplasty were satisfied with their results. The study also found that satisfaction with the results of phalloplasty was associated with an increase in self-esteem and a decrease in gender dysphoria.
Of course, there are always risks associated with surgery, and gender confirmation surgery is no exception. Some of the potential risks of gender confirmation surgery include infection, bleeding, and complications related to anesthesia. However, the risks of surgery are generally considered to be outweighed by the potential benefits.
If you are considering gender confirmation surgery, it is important to talk to a qualified surgeon about the risks and benefits of the procedure. You should also make sure that you have a strong support system in place to help you through the recovery process.
Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:
- The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): https://www.wpath.org/
- The Human Rights Campaign (HRC): https://www.hrc.org/
- The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE): https://transequality.org/
- The results of transgender surgery, also known as gender confirmation surgery or gender reassignment surgery, can vary depending on the specific procedures performed and individual factors such as overall health, healing ability, and adherence to post-operative care.
- For transgender women (male to female), the most common surgical procedures include breast augmentation, facial feminization surgery, tracheal shave (to reduce the prominence of the Adam’s apple), and genital reconstruction surgery (vaginoplasty). The results of these procedures can lead to a more feminine appearance and, in the case of genital reconstruction surgery, the creation of a neovagina.
- For transgender men (female to male), the most common surgical procedures include chest masculinization (removal of breast tissue), genital reconstruction surgery (phalloplasty or metoidioplasty), and sometimes additional procedures such as hysterectomy and oophorectomy. These surgeries can result in a more masculine appearance and, in the case of genital reconstruction surgery, the creation of a neophallus.
- It’s important to note that while these surgeries can contribute to a person’s gender affirmation, the overall experience and satisfaction with the results can vary from person to person. It’s crucial to have realistic expectations, consult with experienced medical professionals, and thoroughly understand the potential risks, benefits, and limitations of each procedure before making any decisions.