Metoidioplasty is a method of making a new penis or neopenia.
This involves changing the position of the clitoris to the penis. A person receives hormone therapy before surgery to cause the clitoris to enlarge.
During this procedure, the surgeon also removes the vagina, in a vaginectomy.
Another option is the Centurion method, which involves relocating round ligaments below the obstruction to increase the circumference of the penis.
One advantage of Metoidioplasty is that the neoplasm may become upright, due to the erectile ability of the clitoral tissue.
Metoidioplasty-induced neoplasms are often too small for penetrating sex.
A person who undergoes surgery to transfer from woman to man usually has a subcutaneous mastectomy to remove breast tissue. The surgeon will also make changes to the appearance and position of the nipples.
Meanwhile, testosterone therapy stimulates chest hair growth.
Removal of uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes
If a person is upset about having a uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes, or if hormone therapy does not stop menstruation, they may want to have this type of surgery.
Bilateral salpino oferectomy, or BSO, involves the removal of the right and left fallopian tubes and ovaries.
In phalloplasty, grafted skin – usually from the arm, thigh, back or abdomen – is used to form a neopenia. Doctors believe that removing the skin from the arm is the best option for making a penis.
Compared to Metoidioplasty, phalloplasty results in enlargement of the penis. However, this neoplasm alone cannot be erected.
After a period of recovery, the person can have a penis implant. This can allow them to get an erection and maintain an erection and penetrative sex.
During a phalloplasty, the surgeon performs a vaginectomy and lengthens the urethra to urinate through the penis.
A person may decide to have a scrotoplasty – testicular sac – surgery in addition to plastic surgery or phalloplasty.
The person may have to stay in the hospital for a few days after surgery.