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Sex Change Operation Risks
As safe as surgeon: No surgeon is perfect, and no operation is foolproof or risk-free. Carefully-performed surgery, regardless of the kind of operation, by a skilled surgeon experienced in the procedure requested, is safe, but not guaranteed. Transgender surgery carries no specific risks, but there are fewer well-trained and experienced surgeons who do these kinds of operations. Research your surgeon carefully! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sex Change: There are a number of reputable surgeons in the us who practice top and bottom surgery. Most surgeons request letters of recommendations from counselors or physicians involved the care of transgender people. The wpath website and transgendercare.Com are good places to start. Most insurance plans do not provide coverage for these surgeries, so these can be very expensive out-of-pocket expense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sex change reversal?: Transgender patients undergo hormonal and surgical reassignment medications/surgeries. Medications can be stopped, but surgery cannot be "undone." gender reassignment is not a "sex change operation" anyway; this is a complex set of medical/surgical procedures designed to help transgender individuals match their physical appearance and hormonal status with their proper gender, not the one born with. ...Read more
Gender reassignment: Yes, in theory, it is possible to surgically reconstruct the organs which define gender, such as breasts, penis and testicles, however the cost may be prohibitive, especially if the patient is evaluated as a "failure" of pre-op evaluation for gender reassignment. Prior to sex change ops, candidates are evaluated by multi-specialty disciplines, to ensure that their gender dysphoria is authentic. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I would not have transgender surgery done in thailand. ...Read more
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