Jessica, whose partner was also born male and had already had the transgender vaginoplasty surgery, said there were elements of her recovery that she was not warned about by doctors, adding that it was ‘really scary’.
She said: ‘There are going to be parts of you that are going to melt off…It is really scary. But it’s also perfectly normal and most people recover from that completely as if nothing has happened.
‘Basically the furniture down there gets rearranged during the surgery. One of the many things I learned along this journey is that male genitalia and female genitalia aren’t that different. They’re arranged differently, but the individual parts are really similar.
‘So vaginoplasty consists of a re-positioning and folding of all these tissues using the existing tissues. ‘When that’s done, some of the tissues might not get as much blood flow as they did before, so they get starved of nutrients and oxygen. ‘That’s when the surface tissue tends to die off — which is as gross as it sounds. It is really really awful.’
Jessica, one of the more common reasons for poor tissue healing is being under weight or overweight and not using a ring pillow for abut 4 weeks after surgery
every time “you” sit down. “Where’s your ring pillow?” Oh it’s in the car.”
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centro for Transgender Surgery Miami
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