Genital Surgery in Middletown, NJ
Genital surgery is an integral part of the total transformation from one sex to another. Dr. John Taylor, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Red Bank, NJ, performs genital surgery on patients who want to undergo sexual reassignment.
What Is Genital Surgery?
Gender surgery is the process of transitioning the genital area from one sex to another. For some patients who have a deep desire to change their gender, changing the sexual organ is a procedure that truly makes them the sex they feel they were meant to be.
For those who make the decision to change every part of their body to the desired gender, the process of genital surgery is intricate and should only be performed by a medical professional skilled in this area of medicine. Additionally, it is important that family and friends provide strong support as the process is physically and emotionally taxing.
What Are the Procedures for Genital Surgery?
Male to Female
To change from male to female involves several steps to complete the process. The testicles are removed followed by inverting the foreskin and the skin around the penis to form the vagina. A flap is shaped to preserve blood and nerve supply so the vagina is fully functioning. The scrotum skin is used to form the labia.
Preparing for Genital Surgery
Genital surgery requires a lot of preparation to make sure that patients are mentally and emotionally prepared for all that comes with this type of surgery. Plastic surgeons often require psychological exams to be completed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists in addition to following the steps necessary to prepare for genital surgery. Prior to surgery, patients must have an overall health assessment, blood and lab work, and avoid any medications or vitamins that may thin the blood.
Recovery from Genital Surgery
Recovering from genital surgery begins in the hospital. This is an in-patient procedure that requires a hospital stay of at least three days. During the initial recovery, the goal is to get patients up and moving as well as urinating (with the help of lots of water). Once the dressings have been removed along with catheters and drains, patients are typically released from the hospital. In the days following the hospital stay, we recommend that patients relax and take it easy in order to begin the healing process. A follow up visit is scheduled about a week following the hospital release. Instructions are provided to patients for recovery and are very important to follow.
How Much Does Genital Surgery Cost?
The cost of genital surgery varies with each patient depending on the current sex of the patient and the extent of the procedure involved in the genital reconstruction. During your consultation, Dr. Taylor can discuss the cost. At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, we accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. Additionally, we offer financing through CareCredit® and are happy to provide you with the information necessary to explore that avenue as this is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. We ask that with any cosmetic procedure, full payment be made in advance.
Is Genital Surgery Right for Me?
Plastic surgeons that perform genital surgery have strict standards of care they follow as it is imperative to make sure patients undergoing gender reassignment surgery have a full understanding of the undertaking. Patients must meet requirements made by their surgeons. Once the requirements are met, then genital surgery may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Genital Surgery?
Dr. Taylor, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is very talented in reconstruction. His ability to combine an eye for the art of the human body with his knowledge of medical science helps him successfully construct a new genital region. Additionally, Dr. Taylor is very compassionate towards patients who are undergoing sexual reassignment.
What to Expect During Your Genital Surgery Consultation
During your genital surgery consultation, you will discuss what you want with Dr. Taylor to give him an idea as to what you want your new organ to look like. Additionally, he spends a lot of time talking with you about why you want to change your gender to make sure you are mentally and physically ready for such a transformation. If you have any questions, he takes time to answer any questions you may have. Genital surgery is a huge undertaking so it is imperative that both parties be on the same page in terms of what may take place and the realistic outcomes of the process.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.