Gender reassignment surgery is indicated for the treatment of gender dysphoria. Patients who suffer gender dysphoria feel that their birth gender is somehow ‘wrong’ and seek to adopt the opposite gender role. To facilitate this change, many patients seek surgery so that their bodies resemble their chosen gender. Gender reassignment surgery refers to all surgical procedures that a patient wishes to receive to resemble the appearance of the opposite gender. Sex reassignment surgery is part of gender reassignment surgery and refers only to the reconstruction of the genital area.
- Consultation by a psychiatrist with a confirmed diagnosis of suffering from gender dysphoria and fit to undergo surgery.
- Endocrinological referral and on hormonal therapy for 6 months
- Cross-dressing for a period of 2 years.
Female to male gender reassignment
Procedures for the transformation:
- Mastectomy (Top Surgery)
- Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
- Penile reconstruction/Metaiodoplasty
- Scrotoplasty with Testicular implants
- Widening of forehead by laser hair reduction
Q1 Can a girl change to a boy naturally?
A1 Sex change may occur naturally, as in the case of the sequential hermaphroditism observed in some species. Most commonly, however, the term is used for sex reassignment therapy, including sex reassignment surgery, carried out on humans. It is also sometimes used for the medical procedures applied to intersex people.
Q2 Is female to male surgery painful?
A2 For the patient, severe pain, bruising and general discomfort for days after the male-to-female procedure are common. And the female-to-male gender-reassignment surgery is even more difficult surgically, with a longer recovery period.
Q3 How long does it take to transition from female to male?
A3 Some of the physical changes begin in as little as a month, though it may take as long as 5 years to see the maximum effect.