There are a few procedures for male to female transition that can be performed all at once, however, should you wish or should your surgeon recommend you can only get one or two of them.
Orchiectomy (removal of the testicles)
An orchiectomy is a quick procedure and is often performed as part of a more comprehensive reassignment process. It is imperative to recognise that without testicles male hormone testosterone will not be produced.
Penectomy (removal of the penis)
This procedure can be performed as a single procedure or as part of the gender reassignment process should the individual want to create female genitals. During the penectomy, the urethra will also be shortened and redirected.
Vaginoplasty (creating a vagina)
This procedure is to improve the function of the body part and should not be confused with labiaplasty, which is more for aesthetic purposes. A vaginoplasty is used to create a vagina and is often done so by using the skin of the penis and turning it inside out to create the walls of the vagina. Of course, this depends on the size of the penis and the surgeon's techniques. During this procedure, it is also common to alter the urethra by is shortening and repositioning it, this is another difference in anatomy between men and women. It is also common to include a labiaplasty and clitoroplasty to create female genitals that are aesthetic, minimally scarred, and sensitive to sexual arousal.
The way in which this is achieved varies on the individual, but the following are common procedures used.
- Brow Lift
Also, tracheal shave (reducing the size of the Adam’s Apple)
- Body Contouring
- The way in which this is achieved varies on the individual, but the following are common procedures used.
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Augmentation
- Buttock implant