GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY (GRS)
WHAT IS MTF GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY?
MTF Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS) is the male to female procedure is for transgender women who wish to have the vagina they should have been born with.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY?
Dr. Rumer performs a One-Stage Modified Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty. Having a strong background in engineering and fine arts, she is able to design a result that has an authentic appearance with excellent depth, function and sensation – a result perfectly suited to your anatomy. In addition, Dr. Rumer’s GRS technique does not require electrolysis or laser hair removal of the genital area before surgery and there is NO regrowth.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
GRS is done while you are asleep under general anesthesia. It takes approximately four hours to perform. Following your surgery, you will be admitted to the hospital for three days of strict bed rest while your new vagina heals. After the three days of bed rest, you will be discharged with a catheter in your bladder, some vaginal packing and two drains. One week from your surgery, you will return to the office in order to have the catheter, vaginal packing and drains removed. At that time you will be given your dilators with full instructions on the dilation schedule and lifetime instructions for the care of your new vagina.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AND WHEN CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
Patients are asked to rest and relax for the first week after MTF Gender Reassignment Surgery. It is very important to diligently follow your dilation schedule to maximize your results. After the first follow-up visit, patients can begin to get back to normal daily activities, but strenuous activity is not recommended until six weeks after surgery.