Female-to-male surgery is a type of sex reassignment surgery, which is also called gender affirmation surgery or gender-affirming surgery. In this article, we describe female-to-male gender-affirming surgeries. We also discuss recovery and what to expect from a transgender penis. Before having female-to-male gender-affirming surgery, a person will receive testosterone replacement therapy. A person undergoing surgery to transition from female to male typically has a subcutaneous mastectomy to remove breast tissue. The surgeon will also make alterations to the appearance and position of the nipples.
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For Harrison Massie, transitioning from female to male was never about trading one gender for another. Seven years ago, Harrison started his journey 'to feel more like myself. Image: Reuters. Harrison Massie shaves his beard in St. Louis, Missouri, US.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. This story was originally published on July 1st, , and we're bringing it to your attention again in honor of Transgender Day Of Visibility. Sal Steiner can remember the first time he knew he was a man. As a shy 6-year-old, he would watch kids on the playground, noticing the typical heteronormative dynamic between boys and girls.
Most transmen will begin their gender confirmation journey with hormone testosterone therapy and supportive counseling. In addition to these two vital components, many transmen opt to undergo surgery to complete their transition process. In fact, gender transition surgeries are considered medically necessary by the American Medical Association. Mastectomy Top Surgery. Mastectomy is designed to remove unwanted breast tissue in order to create a more masculine chest appearance.