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Transgender Health Information on Male to Female Vaginoplasty

What is male to female Vagnoplastgy?

Vaginoplasty is a gender-affirming, feminizing, lower surgery to create a vagina and vulva (including mons, labia, clitoris, and urethral opening) and remove the erectile bodies of the penis, scrotum, and testes. A portion of the glans or had of the penis is typically used to make a neo-clitoris and the [penile skin may be invented to form to vaginal lining.

Do I need to have electrolysis to remove hair from my genitals before vaginoplasty?

Our recommendation is yes, because we have seen too many cases of hair growing out of the vagina when the patient had a “scraping” during the vaginoplasty.

Picture of vaginal hair when patient did not have pre-op electrolysis.  Scrapping may be less effective.

Do I need to stop taking hormones before vaginoplasty?

At the Reed Centre we recommend you stop estrogen s for 1 month before surgery and they are coagulopathic can produce unwanted blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, coronary and cerebral events. Also stop spironolactone for 2 weeks before as they may interfere with blood pressure regulation during anesthesia.

How long will my hospital stay be?

If you are being done at the Reed Centre, you will stay with us overnight with myself and an RN in attendance. The following day Dr. Reed will bring you to a nearby hotel and follow there until the 7th day when you return to the office for vaginal packing removal and instruction in use of vaginal dilators.

What medications will I be prescribed after surgery?

Generally all medication except for blood thinners such be resumed. You’ll be given a prescription of oral pain meds and a 4 day supply of antibiotics (gratis). Resumption of hormones is usually on the 7th to 10th post-op day and in lesser quantities.

What should I expect during the healing process?

Some discomfort, some catheter spasms, some spotting. Do call your doctor if there is any cocnern.

Please see our web-site for male to female sex change pictures

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery – Miami


Male to female vaginoplasty picture (patient of Dr. Reed)


Male to female vaginoplasty picture (patient of Dr. Reed)

Example #1: Male to Female Transsexual Surgery

Male to female vaginoplasty picture (patient of Dr. Reed)