What is sex reassignment surgery(SRS)?
Transgender surgery, also known as sex reassignment surgery(SRS) may involve multiple procedures and can be performed on males or females who are transitioning into the opposite gender, respectively.
What is gender identity?
Gender identity is not learned through an individual’s environment or upbringing. An individual’s identity may be formed in early stages of the fetus. The only way to resolve feelings of gender identityis through transsexual transition.
Who is a candidate for sex reassignment surgery(SRS)?
The best candidates for transgender surgery understand their gender identity. Patients must be at least 18 years old, responsible, and display stable mental health. Patients must understand the benefits and risks of hormone therapy. Patients must have a minimum of 12 months of real life experience in their new gender identity.
About Sexual Reassignment Surgery(SRS) in San Francisco
Gender Identity Disorder(GID) or gender dysphoria describes those who feel that their outward appearance doesn’t match their gender identity.
Transgender surgery, also known as sexual reassignment surgery(SRS) may involve multiple procedures and can be performed on males or females who are transitioning into the opposite gender, respectively.
Female to Male
Top surgery may involve a bilateral mastectomy, removal of all breast tissue(which may prevent cancer). Horizontal incisions are made across the bottom of the nipples to remove fatty tissue and mammary glands with a scalpel. Nipples are repositioned using the pedicle technique to maintain sensation. The nipples are positioned higher from a stalk of tissue for a more aesthetically pleasing outcome. This method is recommended for patients who are cup sizes B+.
Male to Female
If you have any questions regarding Sexual Reassignment, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.