metoidioplasty


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metoidioplasty

A surgical procedure, generally performed after a period of testosterone therapy, which enlarges the clitoris and its extended erectile tissue—the so-called clitoral legs; the clitoris is then freed from its normal position and moved forward to approximate the location of a penis, and the urethra is extended. It is an alternative to phalloplasty for trans-gender men.
 
Pros
Shorter procedure, less expensive, fewer complications (compared to phalloplasty); retained genital orgasm.

Cons
The resulting penis is too small for penetrative sex; the erection is not as hard as that of a congenital or a phalloplastic penis.
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For transmen, surgical options include chest reconstruction, hysterectomy/oophorectomy, metoidioplasty (using the clitoris to surgically approximate a penis), phalloplasty, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, and vaginectomy.
Djordjevic was world-renowned for performing Metoidioplasty, as well as Phalloplasty, I knew we had to add him to our network of physicians.
The "core" surgical procedures outlined for FTM transsexuals include hysterectomy, mastectomy, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, salpingo-oophrectomy, scrotoplasty/placement of testicular prostheses, urethroplasty, and vaginectomy (Sutcliffe et al.
Bottom surgery" may include hysterectomy and salpingo-oophrectomy by a gynecologist, vaginectomy and urethral lengthening by an urologist, scrotoplasty and insertion of testicular prostheses by a urologist or plastic surgeon, a metoidioplasty by a urologist, or a phalloplasty by a plastic surgeon (Bowman & Goldberg, 2006).
The vaginal tissue may then be used to create a urethral length sufficient to carry urine through the neophallus created by a metoidioplasty or a phalloplasty (Bowman & Goldberg, 2006).
However, even where a birth certificate has been changed, the absence of a phalloplasty or metoidioplasty may be enough to successfully challenge the validity of a marriage.
If you want to know the difference between a chest reconstruction and a gender mastectomy, or a metoidioplasty and a phalloplasty, Transster.