Sex change surgery abroad
Gender reassignment surgery is a procedure that changes the gender of an individual. In every 3 out of 4 cases, a man wishes to undergo the sex change to become a woman. Regardless of somewhat limited and misleading statistics, figures show that there are 143 people in the UK and 1,000 people in the US that undergo sex-change operation annually.
Procedures directly linked to gender reassignment surgery fall into two groups:
- FTM (female-to-male)
- MTF (male-to-female)
FTM is characterized by mastectomy (removal of breasts) and hysterectomy (removal of internal genitals). MTF is associated with facial and vocal feminization, genital reconstruction, and removal of facial hair. Both types of sex-change operation imply hormone treatment on regular basis.
5 questions to ask your surgeon during your first appointment at an overseas clinic:
- Are you board-certified in gynecology, urology, or plastic surgery?
- How many sex-change operations have you performed?
- How does a follow-up care look like?
- How long will the surgery last and how much will it cost?
- What is your success rate?