Sex Reassignment Surgery Mumbai

Sex reassignment surgery is the process to change male genitalia from to female genitalia. This procedure includes Penectomy (removal of penis), orchiectomy (removal of testes) after this procedures vaginoplasty takes place (creation of vagina), liposuction, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Facial hair removal, Breast enhancement surgery, face feminization surgery & many other processes. Hormones exchange is also the major process in this whole surgery & plays a very major role in this surgery because it helps the patient or guides on how the gender behaves with the normal people.

The success rate of converting female to male is very much less. While opting for this surgery in India, the patient & doctor has to take permission from the court with reference to Transgender Bill 2016. Before opting for this surgery many patients & their family members may consult the psychologist before 6 months of surgery, to accept what they have to be in the future & also the challenges faced by them before & after the surgery.

Before opting for this surgery doctors may take physically & mental test of the patient to know that whether the patient is fir for the operation or no. There is no upper limit for opting this surgery, man who is in mid 20's or 30 can opt for this surgery. Female can also opt for this who wishes to become a man, females who opt for this surgery undergoes many surgery such as: vaginoplasty for removal of vagina, ovaries & uterus, phalloplasty is also opted by the doctor to create penis.

Doctors removes fat, tissues from other body parts to develop penis in women after the Sex Reassignment Surgery & also joins nerves to recipient site for its functioning. For elder women its hard to bare pain of this surgery, there is option of metoidioplasty or creating small penis. In many cases the penis formation can take about a year.

If the patient consumes oestrogen for a long period of time there is risk of blood becoming thicker, there are also other risks:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Skin or Clitoral Necrosis
  • Rupture of the Sutures
  • Urinary Retention
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Fistulas

Before the day of operation patient should not consume anything before giving anesthesia. The whole process take about 2 to 5 hours because it’s a process in which many types of surgeries are done. The patient is also recommended to stay at hospital for 2 or 3 days under the doctors observation. Recovery process of this surgery is long compared to other surgeries because it involves many other operations also. For faster recovery surgeon gives postoperative instructions to the patient, which the should patient strictly follow it after the bandages are removed.

Before the day of operation patient should not consume anything before giving anesthesia. The whole process take about 2 to 5 hours because it’s a process in which many types of surgeries are done. The patient is also recommended to stay at hospital for 2 or 3 days under the doctors observation. Recovery process of this surgery is long compared to other surgeries because it involves many other operations also. For faster recovery surgeon gives postoperative instructions to the patient, which the should patient strictly follow it after the bandages are removed.

  • Avoid chewing tobacco & avoid cigarettes.
  • Avoid swimming & riding bike for several weeks.
  • Avoid hectic activities for 6-8 weeks.
  • To apply ice for atleast 20 minutes a day for 2-3 weeks.
  • Stay away from conducting any physical or sexual activities.

After the operation is done it is observed that the patient's who have gone through this surgery are happy & comfortable. Before having this surgery many it is observed that the patients goes through situation like Anxiety, depression & suicidal thoughts etc. But, after the completion of this surgery most of patients recover from the thought process of depression & anxiety because this surgery helps the patient to express himself/herself freely.

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