Top 5 Factors In Determining The Donor Site For Phalloplasty
1. Why are there so many options for donor site?
Early during my surgical training, I learned an important fact: Whenever multiple surgical options exist for one problem, it means that no option is perfect. This is certainly true for phalloplasty. If the perfect procedure existed for all patients, we would abandon all alternatives and only perform that one ideal operation. In the United States, the two most commonly performed phalloplasty procedures are Radial Forearm (RF) and Anterolateral Thigh (ALT). We rarely perform Latissimus (MLD) flaps because some limitations of that flap, in our eyes, makes the RF and ALT preferable.
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If you’re here, it’s because you fall in love with a person, not their sex. But if you’re struggling to love yourself because your physical gender and gender identity aren’t a match, you should visit us at Crane Center.
My name is Dr. Min Jun, and I’m a gender-affirming surgeon who trained at four different academic centers before ending up at Crane Center in San Francisco, CA. (More on that later.)
Today, I want to tell you about a groundbreaking medical procedure that is helping trans women all over the world: peritoneal flap vaginoplasty.
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We connected with Ashley DeLeon, MD at the Crane Center who wanted to shed some light on some of those embarrassing questions you’ve been too shy to ask.
Here are 5 things every patient and their partner should know.
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