Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery

Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS) or Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) is the final stage in the physical transitioning of a transgendered male-to-female. GRS is a surgical procedure that entails the removal of the external genitalia, followed by the reconstruction of female genital organs. This procedure carries high rates of success when performed by an expertly trained and experienced surgeon, particularly for male-to-female procedures.

Gender reassignment surgery has been performed for over 50 years and the techniques have been refined steadily, now providing patients with excellent results. When surgery is performed well, normal erogenous sensitivity should be maintained, enabling patients to experience intercourse and orgasms following surgery.

Using highly specialised reconstructive surgery techniques, Mr Thomas and his surgical team can perform a full 'single step' Gender Reassignment procedure to achieve a successful outcome in terms of both appearance of the genitalia and its function.

The goals in Male to Female Gender Reassignment Surgery are to produce a normal functioning vagina and a cosmetically normal looking external female genitalia. To achieve this goal, the testes are firstly removed (orchidectomy) and the penis is partially excised (penectomy). A Neovagina is then reconstructed, utilising the redundant penile skin and a paddle shaped flap from the posterior scrotal sac. This surgical method ensures that the new vagina has adequate depth. A new urethral opening (meatus) is then fashioned and a new labia is constructed using the anterior scrotal sac skin. A new sensitive and functioning citoris can then be reconstructed from a sensate glans flap, harvested from the original penis.

Male to female Gender Reassignment Surgery takes approximately 4.5 hours to perform. This procedure is always performed under general anaesthetic.

Mr Thomas has developed a reputation for excellence and he has successfully operated male to female transsexual patients from all over the UK & abroad.