Advances in all branches of medicine, including psychology and psychiatry, have made it possible for us to have more knowledge of the phenomenon of transsexuality. The WPATH, World Professional Association for Transgender Health, is an excellent example of this.

Transsexuality is not a “transvestite thing” or any rare disease, and neither is it “a state of opinion,” in which people think and feel one way today, and another way tomorrow.

The male to female sex reassignment surgery or vice versa is a process involving several medical specialties, among which we should mention psychologists and psychiatrists, since they are the only ones who can make a doctor clear and precise diagnosis.The operation requires general anesthesia, and its intervention time can exceed twelve hours. It is a non-return operation, and the results are immediate.Thanks to psychology, we know transsexuality better.

Once a diagnosis is made from these specialists, other medical professionals such as endocrinologists, internists, gynecologistsand, especially the plastic surgeon, may end up giving the patient what nature denied him.

Preparing For Sex Change Surgery

Before undergoing the sex change, it is necessary to have obtained the psychological certification of a psychiatrist as there is no transitory psychological alteration that certifies that it is a real process of transsexuality.Not diagnosing this process or doing it incorrectly could affect the patient quite psychologically.

On the other hand, performed by experienced handson a well-diagnosed, and well-advised patient, sex reassignment surgery can restore the patient to the appearance and physical morphology that has been denied due to an error of nature.

This surgery is very demanding, and, generally, there is only one opportunity to obtain a good result. For this reason, it is imperative that patients with gender dysphoria put themselves in the hands of renowned specialists with a lot of experience.