The increasing number of gender affirmation surgery options now means that nonbinary patients can enjoy bottom surgery that is tailored specifically to their desires. We offer vulvoplasty, which utilizes penile tissues to create a functional adult vulva, and now have variations on this procedure that can enable you to enjoy the results you truly desire.
While vulvoplasty can be used to create a fully-functional, adult vulva, there are plenty of patients who might not wish to undergo the creation of a vaginal canal. In some instances, this might be because the patient is uninterested in penetrative intercourse. In other cases, this variant of the vulvoplasty procedure can be used to avoid the potential risk for complications involving the urinary tract or rectal canal.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has standards of care in place that require patients over 18 have 2 letters from mental health providers, stating their readiness for surgery. Clients must be taking hormones and be non-smokers.
Zero-depth and minimal-depth vaginoplasty have been shown to have a positive, lasting benefit for trans-men and nonbinary individuals who desire non-standard gender affirmation surgery.
With zero-depth vaginoplasty, the tissues from the penis and scrotum can be utilized, and a fully-functional, adult vulva can be created, without the creation of any vaginal canal whatsoever. This non-standard gender affirmation surgery can enable patients to enjoy the physical appearance of their choosing, without undergoing unwanted internal adjustments.
Minimal-depth vaginoplasty is a very similar procedure, in which a very shallow vaginal canal is constructed, and can be more appropriate for some patients. During your consultation, we’ll help you decide which option might be best for you and your goals or preferences.
If you’re interested in learning more about what this non-standard gender affirmation surgery can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation today.