The procedure for transgender surgery varies depending on the individual’s needs and goals.
Some common procedures include:
⦁ Top surgery: This surgery can involve removing the breasts (mastectomy) or making them smaller (breast reduction). It is typically performed on transgender men and non-binary people who were assigned female at birth.
⦁ Bottom surgery: This surgery can involve creating a penis (phalloplasty) or vagina (vaginoplasty) for transgender men and women, respectively. It is a more complex surgery and typically requires multiple procedures.
⦁ Facial feminization surgery: This surgery can involve a variety of procedures to make the face appear more feminine, such as rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), chin augmentation, and brow lift. It is typically performed on transgender women.
⦁ Voice surgery: This surgery can involve altering the vocal cords to make the voice sound more masculine or feminine. It is typically performed on transgender people who have undergone hormone therapy but are not satisfied with the results of their voice change.
The specific procedures that a transgender person may undergo will depend on their individual needs and goals. It is important to consult with a qualified surgeon to discuss all of the options available and to make an informed decision about which procedures are right for them.
Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:
⦁ The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH): https://www.wpath.org/
⦁ The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS): https://www.plasticsurgery.org/
⦁ The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Transgender surgery, also known as gender reassignment surgery or gender confirmation surgery, is a medical procedure that helps individuals transition from one gender to another by altering their physical characteristics to align with their gender identity. The specific procedures involved in transgender surgery can vary depending on whether it is male to female (MTF) or female to male (FTM) transition. Here is a general overview of the procedures commonly involved:
Male to Female (MTF) Surgery:
⦁ Orchiectomy: Removal of the testes to eliminate testosterone production.
⦁ Vaginoplasty: Creation of a neovagina using existing genital tissue or through a combination of tissue grafts.
⦁ Clitoroplasty: Construction of a clitoris from the glans of the penis or other tissue.
⦁ Labiaplasty: Creation of labia majora and labia minora using tissue from the scrotum or other sources.
⦁ Breast augmentation: Placement of breast implants to achieve a more feminine chest contour.
Female to Male (FTM) Surgery:
⦁ Mastectomy: Removal of breast tissue to create a more masculine chest appearance.
⦁ Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries.
⦁ Metoidioplasty or Phalloplasty: Reconstruction of the genitalia to create a neophallus. Metoidioplasty uses the enlarged clitoris created by hormone therapy, while phalloplasty involves creating a penis using tissue grafts from other parts of the body.
⦁ Scrotoplasty: Creation of a scrotum using tissue grafts or the labia majora.
⦁ Urethroplasty: Lengthening of the urethra to allow for urination through the reconstructed penis.
It’s important to note that the specific procedures and techniques used in transgender surgery can vary depending on the surgeon’s expertise, the individual’s unique circumstances and goals, and other factors. The decision to undergo transgender surgery is highly personal and requires careful consideration, consultation with experienced medical professionals, and a thorough understanding of the potential risks, benefits, and post-operative care involved.