Male to Female Surgery
Embrace your true self with our transformative Gender Affirmation Surgery, designed to help you achieve the authentic and affirming appearance that aligns with your gender identity.
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.
|Face||Total: 1-10 hours|
|Total: 4-6 weeks, estimated|
for one day
|2 weeks w/ 1-month post-op care|
|Genitalia||Total: 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Commonly known as “Gender Dysphoria”, it refers to the internal and emotional conflict many transgender individuals experiences. Transgender people do not feel their gender identity corresponds to the gender that was assigned to them at birth and will display behaviors that are often associated with the opposite gender.
Not all transgender women are the same. In most cases, the amount of surgery a transwoman undergoes correlates to the level of dysphoria they experience. A trans woman who undergoes Gender Confirmation Surgery in her genitalia may not desire to undergo breast surgery. Some transwomen who have undergone chest and genitalia surgery may not wish to opt for facial surgery. It all depends on the experiences and needs of the individual.
Mental health evaluations are required before beginning Hormone Replacement Therapy. While the method has been met with controversy from the Transgender community, it is a procedure that safeguards their emotional stability and as well as their future. But most often than not, transwomen who have made it this far are very certain about their decisions. One letter from a mental health therapist is required for top surgery and two letters for bottom surgery.
Essentially, Hormone Replacement Therapy enables the change of secondary sexual characteristic people in order to align your body with your gender identity. While it can not reverse the effects of puberty, Hormone Replacement Therapy can go a long way to relieve the emotional distress from dysphoria. Unlike testosterone in the transgender male, estrogen has no effect of voice characteristics in transgender women often prompting them to needs voice therapy and/or voice surgery.
Moderate pain is expected for the first five days after surgery. It is important to get as much rest as possible during in the weeks to come and to dilate regularly as prescribed by Dr. Salgado starting at 10 days after surgery when the Foley catheter is removed from the bladder. Strenuous activity and exercise must be avoided during this time. Sexual activity, including intercourse, may begin after three months.
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