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When you had surg, what did you tell your boss and coworkers, and everyday people you saw?

How did you explain scars/graft sites if that’s something you had to deal with?

23 hours ago with 7 notes

#bottom surgery  #ftm  #phalloplasty  #metoidioplasty  

Anonymous said: "Hello, I'm fairly new to this community and am curious about certain things. In advance I don't mean to offend anyone, I'm just wondering. Do you think that sexual rearrangement surgery will ever improve and people will actually be happy with the results. And the genitals will actually look like, and function, as real penises? Is there some new study or article on this possibly? I know that it's not all about just having the genitals of a man, but I'm just curious. thanks!"

theftm:

I know you don’t mean to offend anyone, but it’s apparent that you’re ignorant on the topic of bottom surgery due to lack of education or receiving misinformation, which is understandable, because there’s a lot of rubbish “info” out there! I’m glad you came to us first though and in a polite way, because too many trans people (accidentally, sometimes not) offend guys who have had bottom surgery or plan on it.

There are currently 2 main options as far as BS goes for trans men. Metoidioplasty, the smaller option, and phalloplasty, the larger option. There’s a lot of information about both types of surgery here with a few posts aimed at debunking myths, some photos and videos of surgery results, studies done on people who have got those surgeries, etc.

To quickly answer your questions for anyone who doesn’t want to/doesn’t have the time to read through that page:

  • Yes, the results and techniques will improve in time. There’s so much room for improvement in medical science and here's a post relating to that topic that you will be interested in reading. 
  • The results that trans men get (assuming the surgery went successfully, which it usually does) are realistic. They do look and function like penises should, with a few obvious exceptions. A trans man who gets phallo surgery will not be able to achieve an erection naturally but will still be able to through other techniques, and will never be able to cum sperm. 
  • Finishing this off by saying there’s so much bull out there about bottom surgery for trans guys. Don’t believe everything you read online about bottom surgery. it’s like one person saw a trailer for a movie, decided the movie was terrible, and went and told everyone that the movie sucked, so then the news spread, and no one had even seen the actual movie. 
  • A lot of people who judge bottom surgery results are looking at fresh results or unfinished phalluses. Obviously a penis isn’t going to look fantastic 3 days post op stage 1!

- Nick

1 month ago via theftm with 28 notes

#bottom surgery  #people need to read this  

Anonymous said: "Would a post everything transman have a natural looking penis? Like an average one? I kinda have a crush on a transguy and I'm curious. And I'm not fetishizing, I promise. I liked him when he still identified as female first."

There are currently two different sorts of bottom surgery that offer different results. I won’t go into detail here, you can do research yourself about that if you wish. To put it basically, you can get a larger penis (phallo), or a smaller one (meto).

Assuming the surgery was successful for phallo, if you got up close to have a look, I think you could possibly notice some differences. At a glace at a urinal or change room, you wouldn’t notice anything. Like all surgeries, there can be complications and some guys do lose tissue, and even their entire penis, usually to infection I believe, but don’t quote me on that part. I can’t say that for a fact. I haven’t talked to guys who have lost tissue about how realistic their penis looks and how well it passes, although I have seen photos myself and they really vary. If they covered the part where they lost tissue, I wouldn’t question it. I have also known of some trans guys post phallo who have had sex with people unaware of their trans status, and they didn’t question anything, even when they got a good look at their penis. I’m not how to answer this because people will react in different ways. I showed my dad photos of phalloplasty results once, explaining that those were my options in the future for bottom surgery, and he was groaning about how fake they looked, but he was always harsh on me about surgery results until I had my own. Maybe you should look at photos and judge yourself.

With the smaller option, the meto, it’s more comparable to a micropenis. A lot of guys who get this surgery can’t pee standing up because it’s too small, so they use a stall or a stand to pee device. I follow a few guys online who have had this surgery and I don’t know any of them who hook up without disclosing their trans status. With the phallo option, more guys have the freedom to be naked without worrying about what people will think because it looks closer to the average penis. Guys who get meto don’t have the same freedom because of the size, so I don’t actually know any guys who have had this surgery and can talk about their experiences the same way some guys who get phallo do. Here’s my opinion, anyway. If I saw a trans man who had got meto, and I didn’t know there was such thing as bottom surgery, I would think he either had a micropenis, or an intersex condition. 

I also want to add that some people don’t get surgery, or can’t, and they may use a prosthetic penis. Some of them are extremely realistic.

You can look at my helpful stuff page to see photos of surgery results and some prosthetics.

6 months ago with 5 notes

#bottom surgery  

I can compare the feedback FTM bottom surgery gets, to a movie. Lets say a new movie came out and one person goes to go see it. This person didn’t really get the movie. They didn’t understand the content of it, because they’re too young or because its simply not their thing, so after the movie they tell their friends “that movie is shit, don’t go see it” and them their friends tell their friends, and it gets arounds to the point where no one has seen the movie, or even the reviews or previews of it, they know nothing about it, but everyone talks about how shit the movie is, because that’s what they have been conditioned to believe. Everyone else believes the movie is crap, so why would they question that?

That’s like feedback phalloplasty surgery gets. You guys don’t know what you’re talking about, and some of you are willing to say things as false and ridiculous as “it falls off after the surgery!”

Take a step back, use your brain.

6 months ago with 38 notes

#ftm  #trans*  #trans  #transgender  #phalloplasty  #bottom surgery  

there’s a surgeon in Belgium who does single stage phalloplasty?

thatsnotrebellion:

tits-to-dick:

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that may be 10000x easier. maybe cheaper overall. results look good, not a lot of complications, he does one operation a weekish (ftm or mtf), also does bilateral mastectomy….

Dr. Stan Monstrey. 

well. who’s coming to Belgium?

So does Dr. Crane in CA

7 months ago via thatsnotrebellion with 32 notes

#phalloplasty  #bottom surgery  

paintedparade:

so, i’m getting my stuff together to submit an appeal to insurance to try and get them to cover my bottom surgery.

They deny any surgery which will modify a person’s sex. I’m gonna try to get a letter from Miro (my surgeon), though, saying the surgery was medically necessary.  I can also use the angle that this was reconstructive surgery.

I still have to call my insurance, though, and figure out how to go about mailing it in, etc.

I think there’s hope.  For anybody who’s interested (but mostly for my own memory), here’s what my plan states for medical necessity and reconstructive procedures:

Necessary Treatment is a service that the Fund determines to be:

  • Appropriate and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the medical or dental condition;
  • Provided for the diagnosis or direct care and treatment of the medical or dental condition;
  • Within standards of good medical or dental practice within the organized medical or dental community;
  • Not primarily for the patient’s convenience, or for the convenience of the physician or another provider; and
  • The most appropriate supply or level of service that can safely be provided. For hospital stays, this means that acute care as an inpatient is needed due to the kind of services the patient is receiving or the severity of the patient’s condition, and safe and adequate care cannot be received as an outpatient or in a less intense medical setting.

Reconstructive surgery, unlike cosmetic surgery, is covered. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, resulting from congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. Reconstructive surgery is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.

8 months ago via paintedparade with 29 notes

#metoidioplasty  #bottom surgery  #helpful stuff  

Moving Past the Phallo/Meta Split

thatsnothowitworks:

Interesting video:

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzjtTqEJrKs
Part 2:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Q6H_rx1h0

8 months ago via ahgenderblog with 54 notes

#metoidioplasty  #phalloplasty  #bottom surgery  

sexgenderbody:

Anonymous reader submission: phalloplasty self pic

Hi Arvan,Thanks.I’m ngl I’m scared to do this.  Phalloplasty gets put down so often, it’s hard to believe my imperfections won’t be used to argue against it.  But it’s perfects in all the ways that matter to me, made of my flesh and blood, allowing me to remain fully present with partners when naked, and with me for the rest of my life.In terms of tags: phalloplasty, transguy, transman
I know your policy is to keep on whatever others have or alternatively to have none but do you recommend any?Thanks for running a great blog and inspiring me to contribute to the immense diversity you celebrate.

This letter made me cry tears of joy, anon.  SGB is supposed to be a place for people to express ourselves in our own terms and be accepted in those same terms.  It is an honor and a privilege to have you here in these conversations.
~arvan

sexgenderbody:

Anonymous reader submission: phalloplasty self pic

Hi Arvan,

Thanks.

I’m ngl I’m scared to do this.  Phalloplasty gets put down so often, it’s hard to believe my imperfections won’t be used to argue against it.  But it’s perfects in all the ways that matter to me, made of my flesh and blood, allowing me to remain fully present with partners when naked, and with me for the rest of my life.

In terms of tags: phalloplasty, transguy, transman

I know your policy is to keep on whatever others have or alternatively to have none but do you recommend any?

Thanks for running a great blog and inspiring me to contribute to the immense diversity you celebrate.

This letter made me cry tears of joy, anon.  SGB is supposed to be a place for people to express ourselves in our own terms and be accepted in those same terms.  It is an honor and a privilege to have you here in these conversations.

~arvan

8 months ago via sexgenderbody with 115 notes

#nsfw  #phalloplasty  #bottom surgery  

paintedparade:

Seriously though, if you’re researching bottom surgery, I have to ask you: please look at resources outside of tumblr

because the blogs here tend to glorify the results; even the metoidioplasty blogs here show (on average) results bigger than I’ve seen in the yahoo groups

I don’t wanna dash any dreams, I just don’t want to give people false hope, so you have realistic expectations before getting into things

8 months ago via paintedparade with 46 notes

#bottom surgery  #metoidioplasty  

Picture of my metoidioplasty behind the cut

pansy-boy:

if you know me in real life please do not look at this picture

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8 months ago via pansy-boy with 76 notes

#metoidioplasty  #bottom surgery  

The Total Guide to Penile Implants For Transsexual Men

8 months ago via transqueery with 84 notes

#bottom surgery  #helpful stuff  

notanothertransblog:

trucum4lyfe:

I am tired of hearing you bash bottom surgery. Yeah, I could die from it, but I could die from a lot of other things too. Like suicide if I don’t eventually get bottom surgery. 

You could die from top surgery, but you don’t see anyone bashing that.

9 months ago via notanothertransblog-deactivated with 36 notes

#bottom surgery  

fuckyeahftms:

If you want more info about bottom surgery, I highly recommend you read Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men.It really gives a lot of info about the many types of bottom surgeries for FTMs.

9 months ago via fuckyeahftms with 73 notes

#bottom surgery  #phalloplasty  #metoidioplasty  

ftmanonimo:

4 days post phallo first stage. FTM (MrJamieGane)

He recently had bottom surgery (phalloplasty) and he has some other videos about it on his channel.

It’s awesome to see someone document it on YouTube, and to be 4 days post op and so cheery after a huge operation is great to see.

9 months ago via ftmanonimo with 50 notes

#phalloplasty  #bottom surgery  

Phalloplastiek NL 2011 2012 2013/ Phalloplasty experience blog

ftmanonimo:

A blog about someone’s experience with phalloplasty. In Dutch and English.

9 months ago via ftmanonimo with 25 notes

#bottom surgery  #phalloplasty  

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