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Gender Change From Female To Male
Techniques vary: The urethra is dissected out of the penis and relocated. The glans penis becomes the clitoris to allow for orgasmic response; scrotal tissue is used to construct the labia and a "neo-vagina" is created. There are several extraordinary us surgeons who do this surgery routinely - and the results are astonishingly good! Facial feminization surgery is a subspecialty of plastic surgery. Google wpath. ...Read more
F to M surgery: After starting testosterone, most FTM individuals experience deepening of the voice, increased hair growth, clitoral enlargement. "top" surgery (breast reduction) is the most common surgery done - and results are excellent. Genital surgery is now possible. A penis can be constructed using grafted skin, the labia can house a testicular implant and a pump for the penile implant to enable erections. ...Read more
It can be done: Female-to-male gender reassignment is harder than male-to-female because of the external genitalia and the need for erection during sex. What's harder than creating the penis from flaps and erasing any signs of female breasts, however, is making sure that the person really is ready for the change. This requires a long period of living as a male while undergoing counselling and hormone treatments. ...Read more
Tummy, wrist, etc: There are a variety of possible donor sites but the two most common are the abdomen which can be supplemented with the use of a tissue expander. However another popular option is the use of forearm skin which is transplanted to the genital area using micro vascular techniques. ...Read more
Transgendered: You are not going to have changes with this plan! I am very serious. You must do this with the guidance of an experienced physician. You are not on the right medications! ...Read more
With a prosthesis: Final surgical stage in creating a penis, as part of sex change from female to male, is placement of a penile prosthesis, usually of the inflatable variety. (americanmedicalsystems. Com/mens_erectile_products-objectname_male_ams_700.Html) or wikipedia. Org/wiki/penile_prosthesis. ...Read more
Many thousand $s: Vertually never covered by insurance. Needs to be combined with hormonal therapy under medical guidance. Number of men travel to thailand or morocco where surgery is much cheaper. However these places need to be well researched. You certainly can call such enters in the usa and ask them how much they charge plus cost of operating room, recovery & anesthesia. It is very expensive. Good luck. ...Read more
I have always felt I am female in the mind but I am male an I hate my life should I remain male to not hurt others or change my sex?
Talk to therapist: You face some difficult decisions. These are best discussed with a therapist with experience in this area. Befor undergoing major surgery such as you suggest it is best to be certain and a therapist can help you with this. It is good that you are doing something to address the unhappiness in your life, these are not issues you should ignore. ...Read more
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I see male drs for my annual. My S.O. is not comfortable with that and would much prefer I see a female. Why? Is that normal? Should I change Drs?
Why?: You need to ask your S.O. why. Is he jealous? Does this apply to any women? Are there feelings the male doctors don, t pay enough attention to female problems? He needs to give you a solid honest opinion. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Certainly, male to female is technically easier. However, all sex change patients need to go through a rigorous preoperative physical and psychiatric evaluation by a team of surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. Before being considered for this major surgery. Once they have completed this procedure, the results are generally quite good in either direction. ...Read more