The cost of gender change surgery includes:
The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:
Before undergoing male to female surgery you have to undergo some tests such as your hormonal tests which are conducted by an endocrinologist such as Oestradiol &/or Testosterone, LH and FSH and they will also keep you on hormonal therapy. Some tests such as complete blood count, urea, electrolytes & creatinine, liver function tests, bone mineral density and bone age maturation, lipid profile and blood glucose test are conducted. The cost of all these tests will be included in the package.
The pharmacy and the medicine cost will be included in the package and it will consist of all the medicines which have been given to the patient during the hospital stay. But if the patient purchases any medicine from outside then they have to pay for it separately.
Male to female surgery includes breast implant surgery and genitalia surgery. These surgeries will not be done on the same day. Your breast implant surgery will take around one to two hour to complete under general anaesthesia, you can go home the same day after surgery if you feel better. Otherwise you will have stay overnight in hospital after that you can go home. Your genital reconstruction surgery will take around 4- 5 hours and your hospital stay will be around a week till you completely recover.
After your breast implant surgery you have to visit your doctor after a week for stitches removal. For your genital surgery you have to come after one week for follow up. In every 3, 6 and 9 months you have to come for follow up.
After your male to female surgery you will see the result when all the swelling, redness and bruises have subsided. It will take around a month when you can see the result of change in your organs. If you notice any abnormality such as fluid discharge after a month, change in your body temperature, difficulty in urination, difficulty in walking or doing any other activities, you need to consult your surgeon. If the breast implants fails (which is very rare) or if your genital surgery results are not appropriate then you have to go for other surgery also which is not included in the package.
The cosmetic surgery cost are not covered in insurance but you have to get it checked with health care provider about it.
Male to female surgery are usually much cheaper but if you are looking for an alternative option then you can go for laser hair removal in which your facial and body hairs are removed and hormonal therapies which can alter your voice.
Female to male surgery includes some tests such as Oestradiol &/or Testosterone, LH and FSH test. Apart from it some other tests which are conducted are complete blood count, urea, electrolytes & creatinine, liver function tests, bone mineral density and bone age maturation, lipid profile and blood glucose test. The cost of all these tests will be included in the package.
The pharmacy and the medicine cost will be included in the package and it will consists of all the medicines which has been given to the patient during the hospital stay. But if the patient purchases any medicine from outside then they have to pay for it separately.
Female to male surgery consists of two surgeries which are “Top” surgery to remove breast tissue for a more masculine appearance. Another surgery is “Bottom” surgery to transform and reconstruct the genitalia. Top surgery takes around one hour to complete. The patient can go home the same day after surgery or they have to stay overnight in the hospital.
Bottom surgery takes around 4 to 5 hours to complete. It requires hospital stay of 4-5 days. You have to come for follow up in one month, three months and in every three month after surgery.
After your female to male surgery, you will see the result when all the swelling, redness and bruises has subsided. It will take around a month when you can see the result of change in your organs. If you notice any abnormality such as fluid discharge after a month, loose skin, change in your body temperature, difficulty in urination, difficulty in walking or doing any other activities, consult to your surgeon. If you are not satisfied with the result then you have to go for another surgery which charges extra.
Female to Male are usually much cheaper but if you are looking for an alternative option then you can go for hormonal therapies which can alter your voice.
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Gender affirmation surgery gives people their desire gender. This surgery is usually done on face, chest, neck and gentilia.
Gender affirmation refers to an interpersonal interactive processs whereby a person receives social recognition and support from their gender identity and expression.
Gender affirmation surgery involves physcatrist consultation, hormonal therapy, surgery to develop male and female traits. These therapy help to chnage your gender in your way that your body reflects.
If a person thinks that he or she is born or bought up with some other gender and they have been mistakely assigned that gender they ca go for gender affirmation surgery.
Yes, gender affirmation surgery is for both the sex it involves male to female and female to male surgry.
Gender affirmation surgery involves lot of specialist inclucing psychatrist, endocrinologist and plastic surgeons
1. Pyshatrist consultat
2. Hormonal therapy
3. Chest surgery
4. Gential surgery
Female to male surgery involves hormonal therapy then breast reduction surgery in which the fat and glands from female breasts are reduced to male. The last step of female to male surgery is changing of clitoris to penis in this process vagina is also removed and the urethera is also lenghtened and positioned.
Male to female therapy involves hormonal therapy, breast implant surgery in which by placing breast implant below the chest wall the appearance of male breast is given like female. The last step of male to female surgery is removing the penis and then converting into a vagina. A small incision os made into the scortum and the flap of the skin is pulled back.
You should take adequate rest as told by your surgeon. You should limit our physical activities, do not lift any hard objects. If your bottom surgery is done you will be told to be in hospital for 3-4 days after going home you should maintain your clealiness and proper hygiene so that no infection should occur. If you notice any difficulty then you should contact your doctor immediately.
In case of chest surgery recovery time will be of 2-3 days only and if you are undergoing bottom surgery then the recovery time will be of 7 to 10 days.
Some of the complications after gender affirmation surgery are hematoma, seroma and discharge from the nipple area. Delayed complications of the surger includes aesthetic dissatisfaction to the area, there can be aesthetic deformity which requires timely intervention.
Gender Affirmation Surgery Explained by Dr. Richie Gupta of Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh
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