• lynn lynn
    September 09, 2008
    Can a woman get a penile implant?
    lynn lynn
    September 09, 2008

    I'm a woman who wants to transition to becoming a man. I am wondering if it's possible for me to get a penile implant so that I can experience sex with my partner as a man.

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  • healthgal
    Health Pro
    September 09, 2008
    healthgal
    Health Pro
    September 09, 2008

    There are transgender surgical specialists such as Dr. Gary Alter at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles who do sex reassignment surgery. You might try contacting him through the surgery department there to get some more information.  I do know that many people who transition from female to male find ways to have a penis constructed for them, but a doctor who specializes in sex reassignment procedures will be your best source of specific information.

     

    Here are some links you might find useful:

     

    Overview of Surgical Phalloplasty: Female to Male

     

    Sex Reassignment Surgery (Female to Male)

     

    Here's How Sex Reassignment Surgery Works

  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    October 22, 2008
    Vicki M
    Health Guide
    October 22, 2008

    Hi Lynn,

     

    You have some major changes ahead for you, and while you know in your mind what you are and what you want to be, it will take some time to get you there. Here is some information about penile implants. There is information here about penile implants and here you can read about other alternatives should you decide later to have the implants removed, assuming it was determined to be a viable solution for you.

     

    Remember that the male penis has a muscle structure to it and the penis that a surgeon creates for a transgendered male may not have the same ability to support a penile implant system.

     

    Good luck and stay in touch! Let us know how you are doing.


    Vicki M


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  • David November 09, 2008
    David
    November 09, 2008

    the most common device used in transgender patients is the ams ambicor. Usually the surgeon (urologist) disables one side of the prosthesis and inserts only one cylinder. The problem with this is that a phaloplasty (constructed penis) is big in nature and so it is very hard to conceil what looks like a permanent erection. The penis cannot be worn down the way when the prosthetic is implanted and so can look unsightly and be a source of embarressment to many patients. It can also pose possible risks if the patient is particularly active in day to day life as the pump mechanism jutts 1 inch into the base of the penis. falling on the stomach or getting hit between the legs can result in perferation of the pelvic organs or damage and even exposure through the skin of the penis. 

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