Gender Reassignment Surgery Perth
Dr Patrick Briggs offers gender reassignment surgery in Perth, otherwise known as SRS surgery, which is designed to help individuals redefine physically what they always knew they were. The process of undergoing surgery is a lengthy one as it normally entails living as a member of the chosen sex, taking the appropriate hormones, receiving psychological support and care and then lastly choosing a surgeon with the requisite qualifications, skills experience and interest.
Most gender reassignment surgery is breast surgery. Only 20% (if that) of trans people will have a genital reconstruction.
In female to male patients (FTM) the surgery has gained the moniker TOP Surgery and when this term is used it is almost exclusively used in connection with female to male (FTM) patients.
In male to female patients (MTF) breast augmentation may be carried out in exactly the same way as in female patients seeking enhancement. The only limitation on size is the tautness of the skin.
Dr Patrick Briggs is a cosmetic and plastic surgeon with all the right qualifications. He performs gender reassignment surgery for transgender patients who have been under the care of a Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist, and have the support of their mental health professionals.
Always taking the mental health doctors’ assessments into account, Dr Briggs works with you and alongside our skilled medical team, to help you achieve your goals.
If you are considering gender reassignment surgery in Perth or require more information, please contact us by filling in the form or calling us on (08) 9381 9300.
The moniker ‘top surgery’ focuses on breast surgery and is almost exclusively used in connection with female to male (FTM) patients. Dr Briggs has comprehensive experience in bilateral mastectomy and chest contouring, that alters the female breast to mimic and function as a male form. However, there are several technical aspects that need to be considered beforehand.
A transgender operation focusses largely around breast surgery, which all depends on the size of the current breast. In a small-chested individual, a flat chest is created with keyhole surgery and virtually no scar is visible. However, not all FTM patients are small-breasted and sometimes a transverse scar needs to be created across the chest wall at the nipple line. The nipple is then replaced as a skin-graft. This procedure results in a flat chest but there is a scar. Only your surgeon may advise on the technique best suited to your physical form.
You will be advised of the risks of the surgery and the potential for further surgery after all healing has taken place; occasionally a follow up surgery is required to remove loose skin. As for genital surgery, only 20% (if that) of transsexuals will have genital reconstruction, but you can chat to Dr Briggs about your decisions regarding this procedure.
In male to female patients, breast augmentation is carried out in exactly the same way as in female patients seeking enhancement. The only limitation on size is the tautness of the skin. Patients generally undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and in many instances, the removal of facial hair.
Transsexual surgery is a hugely personal and extremely delicate journey to undertake. Dr Patrick Briggs and his supporting medical and surgical team are discrete, professional, caring and wholly interested in ensuring your experience is as comfortable as possible.
Contact us today to find out more about gender reassignment surgery and how we can assist you.