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Transsexual Reassignment Surgery Female To Male
Procedure: The process of male to female sex reassignment surgery is more involved than simply creating a "vaginal hole." there are several plastic surgery centers in the us which do the procedure, and it is growing in other countries as well. You can google for info. http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/pa-st/sex-reassignment-surgery.html. ...Read more
Does transgender (female to male) and has surgery to remove the breasts and lymph nodes reduce the risk of breast cancer?
Probably: In general, transgender surgery does not remove your lymph nodes... Just the breasts. A cosmetic, non-cancer, operation for the breasts can occasionally leave some breast tissue. This may leave you with some risk of breast cancer, but this is probably much less than 5%. Everything still depends on your underlying risk of breast cancer, which may depend on your family history and other factors. ...Read more
If a transgender (female to male) had surgery to remove the breasts and lymph nodes, would this reduce the risk of breast cancer?
Certainly, if...: If a person modifies their body surgically to better match their gender identity, they are likely transgender. People who are born female, for example, might have a specific kind of breast reduction ("top surgery") to remove their breasts and appear more masculine. They may not elect to surgically modify their genitals, for various reasons — including cost. LGromkoMD ...Read more
I am transgender ftm and I want to have top surgery. Is it possible to get this done with my medical aid paying for it? Who can I contact to help me?
Apparently, you hit : Pay dirt! Read this article about 3 surgeons in Philadelphia suburbs who perform the surgery you are seeking & have full-service clinics to attend to patients' medical & psychological needs. See http://www.phillymag.com/articles/philadelphia-transgender-capital-world/?all=1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be covered...: Check with your insurance plan to see if transgender surgeries are covered. Many employers provide for trans surgeries and hormone treatment through insurance. Otherwise, breast augmentation may run $10,000; genital surgery around $30,000 for vaginoplasty and much more for transmasculine surgeries — depending on the surgery involved. Hormone management may be provided by your MD. LGromkoMD ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Experienced surgeon: I am hoping you have been taking female hormones with the supervision of a medical doctor, preferably an endocrinologist who specializes in gender reassignment hormone therapy. Such a specialist may help guide you to a surgeon that is experienced in gender reassignment surgeries. Also, you could search online and make sure the chosen surgeon has a lot of experience and has done many such surgeries ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Sorry that was a mistake I've never had female to male surgery. Can you tell me if I should cease my physical activities or not?
?question: Please re-ask the question as when you re-posted it, new doctors were unaware of your previous post. Be specific, and someone may be able to help you. ...Read more
FTM: A genetic female may feel that she wants to live as a male. Typically, these feelings start around age 4. Usually, the first surgery involved is removing the glandular breast tissue. A much more major surgery involves constructing a penis which is usually done with forearm skin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Prosthesis: Most commonly, f to m gender reassignment surgery is performed using a flap of tissue (often radial forearm free flap) to build a penis. But this does not become erect without some help. A penile prosthesis (inflatable or malleable) can be surgically implanted inside the newly constructed penis, so it can be a functional erection. ...Read more
Yes Drs. can: Surgery is very complex & can be performed by a number of different techniques. Probably most successful is graft from the forearm. Other techniques include graft formed of chest or leg, or flaps from abdominal wall. Skin flaps remain attached to their original blood supply as first of 2-stage procedure & separated from original "donor" site as 2nd. Stage. ...Read more
I'm a male and want female like breast how can I achieve it without surgery and what's the risk of taking pills
Info Resources: It sounds like you're seeking info on male-gender-affirming "transition" opt — possibly involving medical procedures. Some great resources include: (a) the organization FTM International (www.ftmi.org); (b) interview w/ trans* activist & current president of the World Professional Assoc for Transgender Health, Dr Jamison Green http://exm.nr/1g0qQmF ; (c) Hudson's FTM Resource Guide (www.ftmguide). ...Read more
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