Like many other surgery patients, Hayley Anthony has a daily physical therapy regimen. But unlike other post-ops, the year-old marketing consultant is recovering from a procedure she helped invent. Five months ago, she became one of the first people in the world to have a piece of tissue incised from the cavity of her abdomen and turned into a vagina. Then, in the fall of , after months of working with a therapist to better understand herself and her options, she accepted that she had to do whatever it took to have the right body for her mind.
A Patient Gets the New Transgender Surgery She Helped Invent
A Patient Gets the New Transgender Surgery She Helped Invent | WIRED
For transgender and nonbinary people interested in gender confirmation surgery, a vaginoplasty is the process during which surgeons construct a vaginal cavity between the rectum and the urethra. The goal of the vaginoplasty is to create a vagina out of penile tissue — one with the depth and appearance of a biologically developed vagina. The most common vaginoplasty technique is a penile inversion procedure. In this technique, penile skin is used to construct the vaginal lining. The labia majora are created using scrotal skin, and the clitoris is built from the sensitive skin at the tip of the penis. The prostate is left in place, where it can serve as an erogenous zone similar to the G-spot. In some cases, there is not enough skin to achieve the necessary vaginal depth, so surgeons will take a skin graft from the upper hip, lower abdomen, or inner thigh.
Gender Confirmation Surgery
Call or. Request Information. Refer a Patient. Gender affirmation surgery also known as gender affirming surgery or gender reassignment surgery for a transfemine person is sometimes called "bottom surgery. There are three surgeries that can help a patient surgically transition from being a man to a woman.
It takes genuine inner strength to become who you are and we want to congratulate and celebrate you, wherever you are on your journey. Want to learn more about related conditions? Follow the links below to gain a better understanding of the symptoms and treatments. And everyone heals at a different pace. Vaginas are complex things, and are generally higher maintenance than penises.