MALE TO FEMALE SURGERY

Gender Confirmation Surgery refers to the surgical process that has enabled transgender people to transition fully and cure themselves of dysphoria. This process oversees a number of procedures that will shape the face, chest, and genitalia to ensure your body corresponds to your gender identity.

If you a transgender woman who was assigned male at birth and are currently looking into transitioning, allow Dr. Christopher J. Salgado and his team of multidisciplinary experts at the University of Miami to aid you in your journey.

HOW LONG IS GENDER CONFIRMATION SURGERY?

Complete Gender Confirmation Surgery can take any number of years once Hormone Replacement Therapy has begun. This process varies from person to person and largely depends on the recovery time between surgeries, their schedule and desires and essentially many other factors of daily life. While some procedures may be performed in unison with others, it is still advisable to take your time and allow your body to adapt to the changes.

PROCEDURESURGICAL TIMERECOVERY TIME
FACETotal: 1-10 hours
Depending on
procedures
Total: 4-6 weeks, estimated.
CHEST1-3 hours
Outpatient/Inpatient
for one day
2 weeks w/ 1-month post-op care
GENITALIATotal: 4-9 hours
Inpatient for 3-5 days
Total: 3 months w/ 12 months +
regular dilation treatment

Male to Female (M2F) Gender Confirmation Surgeries

Gender Confirmation Surgery enhances three major areas of the body bring out the female form within. This process oversees a number of procedures that will shape the face, chest, and genitalia to correspond with your gender identity.

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FEMALE TO MALE SURGERY(FTM)

Gender Confirmation Surgery (formerly known as Sexual Reassignment Surgery) entails the surgical process that has enabled thousands of transgender men to complete their transition. This series of surgeries will alter the chest and genitalia to ensure that your gender identity perfectly aligns with your body.

Dr. Christopher Salgado and his team of multidisciplinary experts have come to the aid of many transgender men who were assigned female at birth. Together, these procedures can ease the distress you feel from dysphoria (Gender Identity Disorder) and allow you to become your true self.

HOW LONG IS GENDER CONFIRMATION SURGERY?

The whole process takes over one year to complete and depends largely on your goals and the recovery time between procedures.

PROCEDURESURGICAL TIMERECOVERY TIME
CHEST
MASCULINIZATION
1-3 hours
Out-patient unless medical problems
First visit at 10 days if admitted to hospital and drains removed at this time; 6 weeks of no strenuous exercise
GENITALIAThe staged procedure with first stage 3 hours and second stage 8-12 hoursFollowing the first stage, 3-5 days in hospital then splint removed at 10 days. Following the second stage approximately 2-3 weeks in the hospital

FEMALE to MALE (F2M) GENDER CONFIRMATION SURGERIES

Gender Confirmation Surgery oversees a number of procedures that will sculpt the chest and genitalia to align your body with your gender identity.

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