This surgery is also known as gender affirmation surgery. The surgery also includes the removal of breasts and increasing the buttock size (depends upon the patient’s preference). The surgery includes three main stages, first is the removal of the uterus that is also called a hysterectomy, second is the removal of the vagina called vaginectomy, and lastly the construction of a male sex organ (penis) through metoidioplasty or phalloplasty. Before the surgery, the patient undergoes hormonal replacement therapy that involves the intake of testosterone. If the hormone therapy does not stop menstruation, a patient may go for sex change [opération transgenre, that is the term in French].
Different stages of female to male sex change surgery
The female to male sex reassignment surgery may include, hormonal replacement therapy, chest restructuring, removal of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, metoidioplasty (constructing a new penis), phalloplasty, and scrotoplasty. Female to male sex change [opération transgenre, that is the term in French] surgery is more complicated as compared to a male to female sex reassignment surgery as the construction of the penis comes with the construction of the scrotum also. In case of partial hysterectomy, a surgeon may only remove the uterus but in case of a total hysterectomy, the cervix is also removed. A penis is constructed by changing the clitoris. This procedure can take up to 2-5 hours and needs to be done with accuracy as one small wrong move can have a severe complication.
Sex change surgery in Thailand
Sex change surgery in Thailand is increasing day by day. The greatest number of surgeries are performed in Thailand globally and people from all around the globe come to the country to undergo this procedure at affordable costs. In Thailand, the surgery will cost somewhere between, $8,00 to $13,00 depending upon which procedure is opted. The male to female surgery also comes with additional costs of breast augmentation, voice feminization, and also a surgery to reduce Adam’s apple. You must be 20 years old to go through sex reassignment surgery.