FAQ | Male to Female Vaginoplasty | Dr. Harold Reed M.D.

Dr. Reed,  Am considering MTF Vaginoplasty with you and have a few questions.  Will I be moist?, how deep can you make me?, when will I be able to have penetrating sex?, do all of your patients require a touch up or 2nd stage?, will I be orgasmic?

Dear Anita,

Thank you for your interest in our MTF Vaginoplasty.  Your FAQ questions and concerns are frequently asked.  In the order posed…  we evert (open) the urethra to line the vulva, so there will be some moisture.  Please remember that elaboration of vaginal fluid when a female is aroused is based open a transudate effect (serum leaking from a capillary bed, not glands.  You will have some estrogen receptors as all men do in the penile skin… the extent to which this in itself will be sufficient can only be known with your personal experience.  It would not be unusual to supplement this with some oral sex or KY jelly if need be.  If you take you height and convert into inches, you’ll have some idea of depth post-op.  Or if you are 5′ 6″ tall, think 5 1/2 inches deep.  If 6 feet tall, about 6 inches deep.  Yes, these are appropriate depths post op and you can make enlarge your r by use of vaginal dilators.  We’ll show you how to do that.

In that wounds take about 7 to 8 weeks to develop full tensile strength, we advise no intercourse for at least  weeks. We fully expect you to be orgasmic after vaginoplasty The only 2 exceptions are a diabetic out of control and an inveterate smoker.  As for touch ups, most patients will have some critique of the result such as an uneven line line, some asymmetry, a urinary stream that does not eject perfectly downwards, lack of an anterior commissure (mirror images parentheses of your labia majora. If this is requested, there is no surgical fee charged, however, the cost of anesthesia and nursing care are passed on to you.  Remember our fees for vaginoplasty are about 1/3rd of what most surgeons charge, so the economic advantage is definitely in your favor.


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

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