Transgender surgery

Some transgender people want surgery to change their bodies. This kind of surgery has many names. Many people call it gender confirmation surgery or gender affirmation surgery.

Genderqueer and nonbinary+ people may choose any of the procedures below. People from this part of our community may choose new combinations of more traditional procedures. listed below.

Facial gender confirmation surgery

Some people choose facial gender confirmation surgery for their head and neck as part of a gender transition.

Voice gender confirmation surgery

Some people want to make their voice sound higher or lower. If they are not able to do so with voice practice or voice therapy. some choose voice gender confirmation surgery as part of a gender transition.

Top gender confirmation surgery

Some people choose surgery for their chest area as part of a gender transition. This is called top gender confirmation surgery.

Bottom gender confirmation surgery

Some people choose surgery for their hips, waist, and genitals as part of a gender transition. This is called bottom gender confirmation surgery.

For women and transfeminine people

Some of the bottom surgery choices for women and transfeminine people are:

† These genital surgeries will change their bodies so they can’t ever make children.

  • † Orchiectomy (castration or removal of testicles)
  •  Vaginoplasty (creation of a vagina)
  •  Vulvoplasty (creation of a vulva without a vagina)
  • Liposuction and fat transfer
  • Gluteal augmentation (buttock implant)
  • Hip and thigh augmentation

For men and transmasculine people

Some of the bottom surgery choices for men and transmasculine people are:

† These genital surgeries will change their bodies so they can’t ever make children.

  • † Hysterectomy (removal of uterus)
  • † Salpingectomy (removal of fallopian tubes)
  • † Oophorectomy (removal of ovaries)
  • † Vaginectomy (or colpectomy/colpocleisis, removal of vagina)
  • Phalloplasty (creation of a penis via skin graft)
  • Metoidioplasty (creation of a penis with existing genital tissue)
  • Liposuction (fat removal) and fat transfer
  • Leg augmentation

For genderqueer and nonbinary + people

Many of the medical options listed above are also chosen by genderqueer and nonbinary + people. In some cases, they may choose novel combinations of the above options. For more, see: Genderqueer, nonbinary + surgeries.

Disclaimer: This is medical talk, not medical advice. Some of this may not apply to you. It is presented without warranty. It may contain errors or omissions. You must do your own research.


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