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
Thank you for viewing male to female surgery pictures on our web-site srsMiami.com/vaginoplasty. 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
Male to female surgery picture, vaginoplasty immediately post-op
Male to female surgery picture, vaginoplasty (patient of Dr. Reed)
Male to female surgery picture, vaginoplasty patient dilating (patient of Dr. Reed)