Medical News Archives: Transgender

Female to Male

Female to Male

Female to male surgery (also known as sex reassignment or genital reassignment surgery) is a process in which a surgeon physically transforms a woman into a man. Sex reassignment surgery is actually a series of surgeries that includes: mastectomy (breast removal), hysterectomy (removal of female reproductive organs), genital reassignment, and testosterone treatment.

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Facial Feminization Surgery FFS

Facial Feminization Surgery FFS

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) refers to surgical procedures that alter the human face to bring its features closer in shape and size to those of an average female human. FFS includes various bony and soft tissue procedures (see below) though the term “FFS” is generally not regarded to include facial hair removal. FFS techniques are derived from maxillofacial and reconstructive surgery as well as general plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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Male To Female

Male To Female

Sex reassignment surgery, known as SRS, for male-to-female transgender women involves reshaping the male genitals into a form with the appearance of and, as far as possible, the function of female genitalia. Prior to any surgeries, trans women usually undergo hormone replacement therapy and depending on the age at which HRT begins, facial hair removal.

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Transgender Voice Surgery

Transgender Voice Surgery

There are several types of voice feminization techniques, Crico-Thyroid Approximation (CTA), Laser Assisted Voice Adjustment (LAVA), Vocal Cord Shortening (Anterior Web Creation), Thyroid Cartilage and Vocal Cord Reduction and Laryngoplasty. All procedures are designed to make a genetic Male’s voice box smaller and vocal cords shorter in an attempt to raise the comfortable speaking pitch.

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