What is metoidioplasty?

For construction of a penis, there are 2 approaches: metoidioplasty and (full-scale) phalloplasty.   Metoidioplasty is the simpler and least expensive of the two.  Metoidioplasty is taken from the Greek words, meta meaning toward oidion meaning male organs, and plasty to form.  A metoidioplasty is based surgical release of a clitoris which has been primed on testosterone.  You may reasonably anticipate the outcome based upon the length of the clitoral body and size of your glans clitoris pre-operatively.  In other words, anticipate a juvenile sized phallus at best without ability to penetrate.

 Metoidioplasty with a stand to void urethra has the advantage of being more economical $12,500 (in our practice).   A complete phalloplasty with penile implant providing the wherewithal to penetrate requires several stages and the likelihood that all stages will proceed without any complication or produce a perfect result without an occasional revisions is remote.

Harold M. Reed, M.D. FICS
Senior Member of the American Urological Association
Member Society of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons
Founding Member and Treasurer of American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons
Founding Member Sexual Society of North America


What is colpocleisis?

Many FTM’s will undergo removal of the ovaries, tubes and uterus including cervix.  A subtotal hysterectomy means the cervix has not been removed and really should before one can proceed to colpocleisis. Colpocleisis involves the removal of vaginal epithelium and subsequent imbrication (sewing together) of the vaginal muscularis (wall).  The vagina is not removed, but…Continue Reading