Sex reassignment surgery
At IM GENDER, we believe that everyone should be able to live their truth. We offer a comprehensive range of sex reassignment surgeries, performed by an expert team using cutting-edge tools and techniques. We’re here to support you on your process towards aligning your physical body with your gender identity.
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OUR SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERIES
Our team is composed of world-renowned surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and nursing staff, all of whom are committed to providing a safe, compassionate, and respectful environment. We use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to ensure optimal results and minimal scarring.
At IM GENDER, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the body. We’re committed to supporting your mental and emotional well-being alongside your physical transition, helping you to live your most authentic life.
POSTOPERATIVE CARE AFTER SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERY
Postoperative care is crucial to a successful surgical outcome, and we provide dedicated support throughout your recovery process. Our specialised care team will guide you through the immediate postoperative period, providing pain management, wound care, and assistance with mobility.
During the healing process, we offer regular check-ups and provide resources to ensure optimal physical recovery and emotional well-being. Our multidisciplinary approach involves therapists who are available to assist with any emotional or psychological challenges that may arise. At IM GENDER, we are committed to your well-being every step of the way.
RESULTS OF SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERY
We understand that each person’s transition and expectations are unique, which is why we take a personalised approach to every procedure. We’re dedicated to providing results that improve your confidence and enable you to live your life more authentically.
FAQS ABOUT SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERY
What is sex reassignment surgery?
Sex reassignment surgery (SRS), also known as gender confirmation surgery or gender affirming surgery, is a range of medical procedures that people may choose to undergo as part of their transition to align their physical appearance and body with their gender identity.
It is important to note that not all transgender individuals choose to or can undergo SRS. Some may opt for hormone replacement therapy only, while others may not wish to or be able to medically transition at all. It’s a deeply personal process that can also involve significant psychological and emotional changes. That’s why we offer comprehensive psychological support to our patients.
Is sexual reassignment surgery safe?
Yes, sex reassignment surgery is generally considered safe when performed by experienced surgeons in a well-equipped medical setting. At IM GENDER, we have the highest standards of care and medical practice. Our team of surgeons and medical professionals have extensive experience and training in these procedures.
However, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications, such as infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. Additionally, there may be specific risks related to the type of surgery performed, which will be thoroughly discussed with you during your consultations.
Will I need psychological therapy before and after surgery?
Yes, psychological therapy is an important aspect of the gender transition process, both before and after surgery.
Before surgery, psychological evaluations and ongoing therapy are typically required to ensure that you’re prepared for the changes that come with transitioning. This process helps you explore your feelings around your gender identity, understand the implications of transitioning, and prepare emotionally for the changes ahead.
After surgery, therapy can assist in managing any postoperative emotional challenges, such as adjusting to the changes in your body and how others may perceive and react to your transition. Furthermore, mental health professionals can provide guidance and strategies to help manage any potential complications.
At IM GENDER, we have an experienced team of psychologists and therapists who specialise in gender identity issues. They are available to provide the necessary emotional support and psychological care throughout your transition process. We believe that psychological therapy is a key component for individuals undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
What is sex reassignment surgery recovery like?
Beginning with the physical aspects, recovery from sex reassignment surgery primarily involves healing and recuperation. This process starts with an initial hospital stay which includes comprehensive care such as pain management and wound care. This is followed by several weeks of rest at home. It is important to note that compliance with postoperative instructions is absolutely essential for a successful recovery.
In addition to physical healing, you can expect some discomfort, including pain, swelling, and changes in sensation. However, all of these can be effectively managed with prescribed medication and appropriate care.
On the other hand, it is important not to overlook the emotional aspect of recovery. Post-surgery feelings can be a whirlwind of emotions, which is why the emotional support provided by our experienced psychologists at IM GENDER becomes essential during this period.
How will gender reassignment surgery impact my sexual function and sensation?
The impact of sex reassignment surgery on sexual function and sensation can be different between individuals and depends on the specific procedures performed. Our primary goal at IM GENDER is to maintain, and in some cases enhance, sexual function and sensation while aligning your physical body with your gender identity.
In feminisation surgery, the aim is to create a neovagina that is capable of sexual penetration and maintains sensitivity. The technique used for transgender women often allows for the preservation of the prostate, which can contribute to orgasmic sensation.
In masculinisation surgery, options like metoidioplasty or phalloplasty aim to create a neophallus. Metoidioplasty takes advantage of clitoral growth caused by hormone therapy to create a small phallus that maintains orgasmic sensation. On the other hand, phalloplasty creates a larger phallus, with potential for sexual penetration, but sensation may be less than with metoidioplasty.
It is important to note that these surgeries may require a period of healing before sexual function can be fully realised. Additionally, the psychological aspect of aligning your physical body with your gender identity can also impact sexual wellbeing.
What is the result of sex reassignment surgery?
The results of sex reassignment surgery can be life-changing. This surgical process is designed to align one’s physical body with their inner gender identity, which can lead to significant improvements in overall well-being, self-esteem, and quality of life.
The surgery modifies the body’s appearance to align with the individual’s gender identity, providing a physical transformation. While the primary goal is to maintain or enhance sexual sensation and function, it is important to note that individual results can vary. From a psychological perspective, there’s often a sense of relief and authenticity reported by many patients post-surgery.
The specific results of sex reassignment surgery is different from person to person, as each individual’s goals and physical characteristics are unique. At IM GENDER, we personalise our approach to every procedure to achieve the best possible results for each patient.
IM GENDER Team
At IM GENDER, we have over 20 years of experience in providing care to transgender individuals. Our medical and human team is backed by two decades of experience, professionalism, research, and training.
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