The combined vaginoplasty technique: Outcomes after MTF Sex Reassignment Surgery - a prospective study

Background

Several therapy options exist for male-to-female transsexuals desiring sex reassignment. Surgery includes numerous different procedures. Of those, vaginoplasty is predominant and aims at providing attractive aesthetics and... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The goal of this study was to present the surgical results of our newly modified combined vaginoplasty technique that incorporates the penile and scrotal skin, as well as the urethra to form the vagina. Furthermore, in our... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The authors post-operatively examined 23 male-to-female transsexuals between September 2012 and January 2014 who underwent their sex reassignment surgery, focusing their assessment on genitalia and breasts. [ view full abstract ]

Methods

Additionally, 40 patients filled out our self-developed indication-specific questionnaire before their first and six months after their final stage of sex reassignment. These questionnaires focused on demographic... [ view full abstract ]

Results

Measured vaginal depth was 11.77 - 14.99 cm depending on dilator size used (25-40mm). Vaginal, clitoral, and labial sensitivity was intact in all examined patients. Femininity and sexual activity increased significantly after... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

Functional and physical results, sexuality, as well as satisfaction with the cosmetic outcome reveal positive effects of sex reassignment surgery using the combined technique on transsexuals’ everyday life. Nevertheless,... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Nikolaos A. Papadopulos (Democritus University of Thrace, School of Medicine, Dept of Plastic Surgery, Alexandroupoli, Greece), Dmitry Zavlin (Institute for Reconstructive Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Surgery

Session

PS-7 » E-Posters Surgery (3) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Danube)