Gender Reassignment Surgery is a surgical procedure which entails removing the external genitalia, followed by reconstruction of female genital organs. The goal in male to female Gender Reassignment Surgery is a cosmetically and functionally normal vagina
Gender Reassignment Surgery is a surgical procedure which entails removing the external genitalia, followed by reconstruction of female genital organs. The goal in male to female Gender Reassignment Surgery is a cosmetically and functionally normal vagina.
Gender reassignment surgery has been performed for over 50 years and the techniques have been refined steadily in the past 10 years providing patients with excellent results. Normal erogenous sensitivity should be achieved, which enables patients to experience normal sexual intercourse and genital orgasm following GRS.
The goals in Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery are 1. A normal functioning vagina, and 2. Cosmetically normal, female external genitalia.
At the time of GRS, the testes are removed (orchidectomy) and the penis is excised (penectomy). A Neovagina is reconstructed utilising all of the penile skin and a paddle shaped flap (tennis racquet) from the posterior scrotal skin. This ensures that the new vagina has adequate depth and calibre to allow normal sexual intercourse.
The new urethral opening (meatus) is fashioned and labiaplasty is performed using the anterior scrotal skin. Clitoroplasty can be either cosmetic or functioning using a sensate glans flap. Male to Female GRS once performed is totally irreversible.
GRS or SRS will enable normal sexual intercourse and frequently orgasm which can restore self-confidence and boost self-esteem. Male to Female GRS will enable patients to live a normal life as a woman but does not allow pregnancy or childbearing.
You must have had a persistent and constant desire to live as a female for at least 2 years and under gone Psychiatric assessment for at least 2 years. You must demonstrate your ability to live as a female for at least 1 year before considering Male to Female GRS. It is very important that you have good support from family, friends or partner prior to and following your Male to Female GRS, SRS. Patients who are significantly overweight or obese are not good candidates for Male to Female GRS. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by GRS and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.
The cost for GRS, SRS, GCS will vary depending on the complexity of the surgery required to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and natural result. The costs will include your pre-operative and post-operative care.
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