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Should you get a sex change surgery?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Complex surgery: This is a complex reconstructive surgical procedure and involves prolonged psychological preparation and adjustment.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Should I get a sex change surgery? Is it reversible?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Talk with someone: There are many emotional, psychological and social issues that go into sex reassignmenet surgery. The best place to start in asking the question about should you consider this surgery is to talk with a psychiatrist about what you are feeling and why you are considering it.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can I have a sex change surgery to reverse it?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Possible but diffic.: This will depend on the techniques used and in some cases itwill be nearly impossible to recinstruct a penis once it has been removed. The reconstruction will likely be a facsimile with a skin tube essentially substituting for erectile tissue. Once a vagina is obliterated, it will be very difficult to maintain the cavity that was once there. In short consider it nearly irreversible.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How does sex change surgery work?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Gender Reassignment: Gender reassignment (sex change) is a process by which an individual changes their body appearance and function to resemble that of the opposite sex. Surgery and hormones are used to effect the change. Surgeries may include genital surgery, breast surgery, and facial aesthetic surgery.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the name of the surgery for a sex change?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
SRS or GRS: for transgender individuals considering surgery these procedures are broadly classified as Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) or Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS) and can be performed for male-to-female or from female-to-male. A whole host of other procedures for intersex states also exist. Procedures range from surgery on external genitalia to breasts to face and other procedures: waist/hair/buttocks
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the steps to getting a sex change?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Very first step: The very first step prior to proceeding with sex change treatment is intense psycho emotional counseling. Once the surgical procedure has been performed it's very difficult to reverse or even impossible.

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