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Doctor insights on: Sex Change Operation Risks

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Is a a sex change operation safe?

Is a a sex change operation safe?

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 more

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How can I get a sex change operation?

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 more

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Could a sex-change operation be reversed?

Could a sex-change operation be reversed?

I hope you are: Only asking for a theoretical reason ; that you or someone you know isn't asking for a reversal of a sex change operation. It might be hard to replace a penis that was removed. It would be a lot easier to remove breast implants. This would be a very complicated matter. ...Read more

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How can I reverse a sex change operation?

How can I reverse a sex change operation?

Very difficult: Apart from the anatomical aspects, the psychological change may be unstable. ...Read more

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How to perform a home sex change operation?

Don't try it at home: There is no 'elective' (non-emergency)surgery that should be performed at home. Even with a trained surgeon and an emergency situation it is very rare that an operation should be done at home, emergency tracheostomy being an exception. ...Read more

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Can someone ?Reverse a sex change operation?

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

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Can someone reverse a sex change operation?

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

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Sex change operation male to female more successful?

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

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