At Seduction Cosmetic Center, our goal is to make your gender reassignment surgery a comfortable and smooth experience. We will guide you throughout the entire process, arming you with the information you need to make thoughtful decisions about your treatment. Enjoy peace of mind knowing you are in good hands.
Modern advancements in surgical technique and technology makes gender reassignment surgery easier and safer than ever, with results that look very natural.
“Bottom surgery” refers to an operation on the genital area. Male-to-female bottom surgery involves removing the testes and penis and using the excess skin to create feminine-looking genitals, including the vagina and labia.
Many male-to-female transgender patients opt to start their bottom surgery with an orchiectomy, or the removal of the testicles. Removing the testicles causes a substantial decrease in testosterone; in fact, the body makes almost no testosterone after orchiectomy. Often patients are able to take less feminizing hormone (estrogen) after orchiectomy.
Patients seeking orchiectomy are strongly encouraged to talk with their hormone-prescribing provider prior to surgery to understand how their hormone therapy will change after the procedure.
A penectomy is the removal of the penis. In a partial penectomy, a portion of the penis is removed. Part or all of the penile glans (the head of the penis) is kept and reshaped into a clitoris, and the skin of the penile shaft may be inverted to create a vagina.
Clitoroplasty is the surgical creation of a clitoris. The most common method involves using part of the penile glans to create the clitoris. The majority of clitoroplasty patients experience sensation in their new clitoris after recovering from surgery.
Urethroplasty reconstructs the urethra, or the duct by which urine exits the body from the bladder. During the procedure, the urethra is shortened and repositioned so the patient can urinate.
Vaginoplasty is the surgical creation of the vaginal canal. A skin graft from the scrotum is used to construct the inside wall of the vagina; if there is not enough skin from the scrotum, the surgeon can take an additional skin graft from the abdomen. During surgery, the surgeon creates a space between the rectum and bladder and inserts the skin graft.
After the initial recovery period, patients must use dilators to maintain the length and width of the vagina. These dilators must be used regularly for the rest of the patient’s life.
Labiaplasty improves the appearance of the labia, or the folds of skin surrounding the vaginal opening. It can provide hooding to the clitoris and improve the overall appearance of the genital area. Existing tissue from the penis and scrotum are used to construct the labia.
If you are considering gender reassignment surgery, you probably have a lot of questions and perhaps some concerns. The team at Seduction Cosmetic Center is a trusted source of accurate, up-to-date information about transgender surgery. For more information about your options, please contact our Miami practice today.