Female-to-male surgery is a type of sex reassignment surgery, which is also called gender affirmation surgery or gender-affirming surgery. In this article, we describe female-to-male gender-affirming surgeries. We also discuss recovery and what to expect from a transgender penis.
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Sex reassignment surgery for male-to-female involves reshaping the male genitals into a form with the appearance of, and, as far as possible, the function of female genitalia. Before any surgery, patients usually undergo hormone replacement therapy HRT , and, depending on the age at which HRT begins, facial hair removal. There are associated surgeries patients may elect to, including vaginoplasty , facial feminization surgery , breast augmentation , and various other procedures. Lili Elbe was the first known recipient of male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, in Germany in She was the subject of four surgeries: one for orchiectomy , one to transplant an ovary , one for penectomy , and one for vaginoplasty and a uterus transplant. However, she died three months after her last operation.
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Call or. Request Information. Refer a Patient. Gender affirmation surgery also known as gender affirming surgery or gender reassignment surgery for a transfemine person is sometimes called "bottom surgery. There are three surgeries that can help a patient surgically transition from being a man to a woman. They are:. During a vaginoplasty surgery, a surgeon creates both an outer and inner vagina by using skin and tissue from a penis. During most vaginoplasties, your surgeon will use a skin graft to create a new vaginal canal the inside wall of the vagina. To do this, your surgeon will take skin from your scrotum and thin it so it works well as a skin graft.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. This story was originally published on July 1st, , and we're bringing it to your attention again in honor of Transgender Day Of Visibility. Sal Steiner can remember the first time he knew he was a man. As a shy 6-year-old, he would watch kids on the playground, noticing the typical heteronormative dynamic between boys and girls. Thanks to less-than-stellar sex-ed and a religious home where his anatomy was never discussed, Steiner spent his early teen years expecting his penis to come in — it seemed natural to him. He didn't get his period until he was 17 and his vagina never bothered him, but once he started developing breasts in his late teens, he started to feel a real disconnect with his body. They felt like they were outside myself.