Silicone genital prosthesis for female-to-male transsexuals
Hage JJ, Bouman FG.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Academic Hospital,
Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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In the case of a female-to-male transsexual who has not yet undergone phalloplasty, one of the greatest concerns is how to give the appearance of having male external genitals. Many methods have been attempted by patients.
We helped develop a silicone prosthesis after obtaining information on the demands of female-to-male transsexuals through a questionnaire sent to 120 of them. Three different models of the prosthesis were designed to enable three different methods of fixation. One of the methods of fixation involves the creation of a bipedicled skin flap in the pubic area. Thus this is the first of such prostheses that can be worn directly fixed to the body.
It seems that the prosthesis developed in close cooperation with our department fulfills most of the needs of our patients.
Citation: Plast Reconstr Surg 1992 Sep;90(3):516-9 an article published on the Internet by PubMed <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/>