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Transgender breast implant info sought

Dr. Reed, Would like transgender breast implant info.  Have been on estrogen for 4 years and seems as though my size has maxed out. About an A cup.  Roberta Dear Roberta, After you have been on estrogen for about 2 years, you will have achieved maximal “home grown” effect which is usually 1 cup size smaller than…Continue Reading

Considering female to male bottom surgery, how is the vagina removed?

Dear Dr. Reed, Considering female to male bottom surgery, how is the vagina removed?  What else is required?  Lisa Dear Lisa, In order to prepare for female to male bottom surgery which may be either a metoidioplasty and a phalloplasty, you will need to have your ovaries and uterus removed, usually laparoscopically. Removing the vagina is…Continue Reading

Transgender orchiectomy cost

Dr. Reed, What is the cost for transgender orchiectomy.  My therapist has recommended you.  How long do I have to stay?  Miribal Dear Miribal,  Our fee for transgender orchiectomy is $2,500 and that includes surgery, local anesthesia with IV sedation, use of the facility and any followup care we provide.  We ask that you stay…Continue Reading

How applicable is male to female genital homologues when doing transgender surgery

Dr. Reed, How applicable is knowledge of male to female genital homologues when doing transgender surgery?  Nureen Dear Nureen, Male to female differentiation starts when the fetus is about 2 inches long.  Some of the similarities you may be aware of are the scrotum in the male is similar to the labia majora in the female.  The…Continue Reading

Need an orchiectomy to stop “washed out” effects of spironolactone and reduce estrogens

Dr. Reed, Need an orchiectomy to stop “washed out” effects of spironolactone and reduce estrogens.  Nichole Dear Nichole, We do several transgender orchiectomy (ies) every month.  As rule you can reduce your estrogen intake by a third and of course stop spironolactone (called Aldactone).  As estrogens are coagulopathic we ask that your stop estrogen for 1…Continue Reading

(FAQ) Orchiectomy | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery

Dr. Reed, I have been living as a transgender woman for 5 years, taking  estrogens and spironolactone for 5 years. Cannot afford a vaginioplasty yet but would like to have an orchiectomy.  What’s involved and how soon.  Linda Dear Linda, We do several orchiectomies every month at the Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery. The advantages are reduction of estrogens by about 1/3rd and avoidance of…Continue Reading

Had male to female vaginoplasty elsewhere, should I have a camel toe appearance

Dr. Reed, Had male to female vaginoplasty elsewhere, should I have a camel toe appearance  Grace Dear Grace,  The word camel toe could refer to a normal cleavage of the labia as seen in a tight inwardly cutting bikini, although most typically the bikini or panties envelop the labia as a “fused” mass.  If by…Continue Reading

After male to female sex change vaginoplasty, will I be wet down there?

Dr. Reed, After male to female sex change vaginoplasty, will I be wet down there?  Veronica Dear Veronica, Vaginal moisture, wetness, or lubrication occurs in a natal female only when they are aroused.  That’s why doctors put jelly on their speculums.  That’s why they put jelly on a gloved finger when doing a rectal.  Please don’t…Continue Reading

Had male to female vaginoplasty and only 2″ of depth. Help, please. Myra

Dr. Reed,  Had a male to female vaginoplasty 2 years ago and now my depth is only 2 inches.  Myra Dear Myra, We do male to female vaginoplasty revisions for vaginal depth several times a year.  If you had reasonably good depth after your surgery, but did not dilate a few times a day, or…Continue Reading

How do I get to the Reed Centre for Male to Female Transgender Surgery once in Miami?

Dr. Reed, Will be flying in from Denver next month.  Where exactly in Miami is the Reed Centre for Transtgender Surgery?  Nadine Dear Nadine, The Reed Centre is definitely highlighted on Google maps which is an honor because there are numerous businesses on Kane Concourse in Bay Harbor Islands, that do not even appear.  Parking is available immediately in…Continue Reading