From Male to Female: Understanding the Transitioning Process
- Posted on: Sep 30 2017
If you are transitioning from male to female, you know just how complex gender identity and reassignment can be. However, with the right support group and a group of doctors, you can transition as smooth as possible. If you are unfamiliar with this process, we will help you along every step of the way. From breast implants to genitalia, this article will discuss what is entailed when you transition from male to female. Read on to learn more.
Before we can start with any surgical procedure, you will need to start hormone therapy. Unfortunately, we don’t offer any hormone therapy at our office, but we can refer you to an endocrinologist who can help. After about a year or more of being on the correct hormones, we can start surgery.
As the first step in transitioning from male to female, we will perform a breast enhancement surgery which involves making a small incision under the breast muscle and then placing the implant. Depending on the size of the implant, we may have to perform two surgeries to complete this step.
This step is the most complex form of surgery. During this surgery, the male genitalia will be trimmed and cut inward to help form female genitalia. The goal of this surgery is to achieve a threefold result: aesthetic, sensational, and functional. Because this surgical step in the process is very extensive, it typically requires several surgeries to complete.
Gender reassignment surgery is a very emotionally and physically intense surgical transformation. Luckily, with the help of a team of doctors and experts, we can ensure that it goes as well as possible. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or to schedule an appointment, contact or call Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants at(631) 423-1000.