And For Women Turning Into Men, Here’s Your Surgery in a Nutshell
Here are excerpts, to give you the flavor of doctors at work, doing their duty for humanity in the New Normal
There’s a story about a man who wakes up one day and suddenly remembers he used to be a woman. He looks down at his dick and realizes it was INSTALLED at some point.
I don’t know how the story ends, but I can imagine a number of cards in that deck.
Anyway, when a woman wants to have a dick and balls, she needs surgery. Phalloplasty.
Johns Hopkins has an excellent article on the subject: “Phalloplasty for Gender Affirmation”
Here are excerpts, to give you the flavor of doctors at work, doing their duty for humanity in the New Normal:
Phalloplasty involves using skin flaps, which are areas of skin moved from one area of the body to another. The skin flap is then reshaped, contoured and reattached to the groin to create the penis. There are three approaches the surgeon may use to construct the penis, using skin from the arm (radial forearm free flap [RFFF]), leg (anterolateral thigh flap) or side (latissimus dorsi flap).
[I hope they’re good sculptors. You wouldn’t want a dick that looks like Pinocchio’s nose or a table lamp.]
The first stage of an RFFF approach is creating the penis using tissue from the forearm. The area where the forearm tissue is taken will require a skin graft. This may occur at the time of the initial phalloplasty surgery, or it may occur three to five weeks afterward. If it occurs later, patients will have a temporary skin covering over the forearm to help it heal.
[No doubt more tissue is better than less. Why not go for heroic?]