Category Archives: Vaginoplasty post op care

Male to female surgery pictures help me better to understand

Dr. Reed, Male to female surgery pictures help me better to understand the alteration involved to be recognized as I view myself. How deep will I be?  Nyra

Dear Nyra,

Thank you for viewing male to female surgery pictures on our web-site We want both you and your intimates to be enthusiastic about your appearance.

Our transgender vaginoplasty procedure has evolved to a one stage penile skin inversion technique.  The advantage of penile skin is it is endogenously sensate and contains estrogen receptors, which could respond to oral estrogens and topical estrogen creams.  I do not wish to create a pelvic space so deep I might enter the peritoneal cavity.  As a general rule of thumb the vaginal depth at the time of surgery is your height in feet reduced to inches, and beyond that your inches converted to a fraction with 12 as the denominator.  So if your height is 5 feet 6″ your depth is 5″ (5 feet) plus 6/12 or 1/2″.  Doing the math this converts to a vaginal depth of 5 1/2 inches.

If you stand 5′ 9″ tall, your depth would be 5 and 9/12 inches or 5 3/4″ deep.  To maintain what we’ve accomplished in surgery, you do need to dilate several times a day.  This is an essential for vaginoplasty post-op care.

Hoping this addresses your concerns.  Have a happy and healthy New Year,

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

Example #5: Male to Female Transsexual Surgery Recent 2nd stage labiaplasty with correct anatomical spacing between clitoris, urethral meatus (opening) and vagina.

Male to female surgery picture, vaginoplasty immediately post-op


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

Example #2: Male to Female Transsexual Surgery Note clitoral hood, glans, and sulci. Ample introitus is confirmed by passage of our largest stent.

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

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…Continue Reading

typical post op course after vaginoplasty

Dr. Reed, Please describe typical post op course after vaginoplasty. How long will I have to stay, will I have much pain, do stitches have to be removed and when. When can I return to work, when can I have sex? Lizette Dear Lizette, The smoothness of your vaginoplasty post-op course depends a lot on…Continue Reading