In female-to-male transsexuals, the operative procedures are usually performed in different stages: first the subcutaneous mastectomy which is often combined with a hysterectomy-ovarectomy endoscopically assisted. The next operative procedure consists of the genital transformation and includes a vaginectomy, a reconstruction of the horizontal part of the urethra, a scrotoplasty and a penile reconstruction usually with a radial forearm flap or an alternative. After about one year, penile erection prosthesis and testicular prostheses can be implanted when sensation has returned to the tip of the penis. The authors provide a state-of-the-art overview of the different gender reassignment surgery procedures that can be performed in a female-to-male transsexual. Transsexual patients have the absolute conviction of being born in the wrong body and this severe identity problem results in a lot of suffering from early childhood on. Although the exact etiology of transsexualism is still not fully understood, it is most probably a result of a combination of various biological and psychological factors. Gender reassignment usually consists of a diagnostic phase mostly supported by a mental health professional , followed by hormonal therapy through an endocrinologist , a real-life experience, and at the end the gender reassignment surgery itself.
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Deciding Whether or Not to Transition Seriously considering changing your gender? These sections were written just for you! You're wise to seriously pause before undertaking this journey. It can also be one of the most fulfilling quests of your life - if successful. I discuss the value of finding a physical mentor - a role model - if you will. However, your physical transformation is only a small part of becoming female.
What It's Really Like to Transition From Female to Male
Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier.
Like many other surgery patients, Hayley Anthony has a daily physical therapy regimen. But unlike other post-ops, the year-old marketing consultant is recovering from a procedure she helped invent. Five months ago, she became one of the first people in the world to have a piece of tissue incised from the cavity of her abdomen and turned into a vagina.