Sex Reassignment Surgery (Male to Female) in United Arab Emirates

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Zulekha Hospital Dubai
3.9

From 134 verified reviews

La -Ma, 21 September 2020

My baby girl was born in Zulekha dubai and I can say it was a very good experience.It is one of the best hospitals very good service and organized and a big thanks to dr Jasbir Chhatwal she was amazing and really helped me a lot through pregnancy and delivery.

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Zulekha Hospital Sharjah
3.8

From 136 verified reviews

Sana tahir, 13 September 2020

Hi. I had my bariatric sleeve surgery in zulekha hosptial sharjah.. wich was done by Dr sajad ali mohammad ...and trust me it was my best experience with him the way he guided me from starting till I got discharged from the hospital...evry thing was clister clear to me from his end .. and best part after the surgery by him that i dint felt any pain dts really amazing...Thanks sooo soo much Dr sajad ali mohammad and nurse sheena for making my surgery journey comfortable.......d best dr of bariatric sleeve surgery...

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Zo Skin Centre - Jumeirah Dubai
4.1

From 9 verified reviews

Mohammed Nizam uddin, 04 February 2020

nice location near Burj Al Arab

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Dubai London Clinic & Specialty Hospital
3.7

From 102 verified reviews

Firas BFK, 08 September 2020

I Owe my life to Dr Ayham Fallouh , the fact that he changed my life in less than 48 hours is an under statement to the work he did in that short amount of time. For 26 year I've suffered from the same symptoms shortness of breathe, asthma and so much of my energy was invested just to take a breathe. He told me I would be reborn again, frankly I underestimate the effectiveness of the surgery. Today I can officially say I took my first breathe ever I am reborn again, I can take a deep breathe with out the pain nor the effort that used to come with every breathe. Dr. Ayham Fallouh I can't thank you enough for changing my life.

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American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital
4.0

From 51 verified reviews

Angel Sara, 13 July 2020

I am so glad that I chose "American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital" for my #liposuction surgery.Totally satisfied with the service and experience. I would definitely recommend getting your #plasticsurgery from here. They also shared some tips on how I can take the best care after #surgery.

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Burjeel Hospital
4.1

From 136 verified reviews

Junaid Tehseen, 22 September 2020

Visited recently but I must say I experienced a true 5 star experience which I have never expected in a Hospital ,, I needed an assistant, Mr Shady Soleiman one of the manager in hospital met me assisted me with every thing and made my life so easy in a very difficult situation Thank you and every one

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Canadian Specialist Hospital
4.5

From 48 verified reviews

Jonna marika, 14 September 2020

I want to thank Dr. Kerim and all nursing- and admission teams in OPD and Ward 3 for my excellent care! I was so impressed by everyone's empathy and kindness throughout my ward stay and OPD visits. Dr. Kerim goes beyond taking care of his patients, very professional. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation
4.0

From 60 verified reviews

Faisal Ahmed, 23 September 2020

I visited Cocoona Centre not knowing what to expect as it was my first time and happen to fortunately be consulted and treated by Dr. Rani. I felt uncomfortable initially discussing my issue, but all the anxiety was put to rest by her. Dr. Rani advised and suggested the best treatment, thereby giving me comfort and it was as if I knew her since long because of her friendly nature. Not only did she perform the procedure flawlessly, she ensured it was done safely with my well-being in mind. No unrealistic promises and hopes. In fact she explained to me on what results to expect, thereby keeping my expectations low. However the results turned out better - it surpassed my expectations.Hands down she is very aesthetic in her work and truly a gem of a person. Thank you Dr. Rani for uplifting me and making me feel much better.

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Zulekha Hospital

Zulekha Hospital, located in Akoya Oxygen, Dubai, United Arab Emirates offers patients Nose Surgery procedures among its total of 87 available procedures, across 15 different specialties. The cost of a Nose Surgery procedure starts from ฿164,000, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿199,036. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 20 in total, and they are accredited by JCI Accredited

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Al Salama Hospital

Al Salama Hospital, located in Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates offers patients Nose Surgery procedures among its total of 108 available procedures, across 17 different specialties. The cost of a Nose Surgery procedure starts from ฿112,000, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿199,036. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 10 in total, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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What you need to know about Sex Reassignment Surgery (Male to Female) in United Arab Emirates

Also known as Gender Reassignment or Sex Change Surgery, involves the surgical procedures required to change a person’s sexual characteristics from one gender to the other. The term Transgender can be used to refer to such a person. The procedure can be used to transition a person from Male to Female and from Female to Male. M to F procedure involves reshaping of male genitals to appear and function as female genitalia (including a vaginoplasty), hair removal therapy, hormone replacement, facial feminization surgery, and Breast Augmentation.

Hormone treatment is started one year prior to surgery and continues after, where estrogen helps to reshape the body’s contours and stimulates the growth of labia majora. At least one therapist will be required to assess a patient’s psychological wellbeing before the go-ahead can be given.

The decision to have a breast augmentation should be an informed one that takes into account the potential risks and side effects. You should also have realistic expectations about the results of breast implant surgery to avoid disappointment. Find out about the procedure, the recovery period and any possible complications - ask your doctor or surgeon if you are unsure about anything.

What does the Procedure Involve?

Clinically speaking, sex change operation is known as “Genitoplasty Procedure”. This type of procedure can be performed to transition an individual from female to male and from male to female.

It is very important to understand that before you undergo surgery, you will need to first transition. Gender transition is a lengthy process that requires a lot of patience and resilience. In addition, it will be of great help if you have a strong support system to back you up in times of difficulty. It’s also essential that you have a therapist to not just help you with your emotional wellbeing before and after the transition, you will also need a letter of recommendation from your therapist before your surgery.

Transitioning from male to female will involve penectomy (removal of the penis), orchiectomy (removal of testes), vaginoplasty (creation of a vagina), and feminizing genitoplasty (creation of female genitalia). During the surgery, you will be induced with a general anesthetic.

You must start hormone treatment a year prior to your surgery to help reshape your body contours and stimulate the growth of your labia majora. Hormone treatment will be continued even after your sex-change operation.

There are popular MTF sex reassignment surgery techniques which you can choose from, two of which are: sex reassignment surgery with skin graft technique - the most popular SRS procedure, vaginal depth is up to 13-15cm (5-6 in). Another is sex reassignment surgery with colon graft - suitable for people with less scrotal skin and those who prefer a lubricated vagina and is considered as the most expensive procedure.

There are other procedures that you can undergo to fully transition from male to female. These may include; breast implants, facial feminization surgery (FFS), and another procedure would be to minimize the appearance of your Adam’s apple, etc.  All procedures to help one fully transition will vary on the individual’s need and of course, their budget.

Prerequisites to Surgery

  1. Patients must be at least 20 years old or have consent from parents / legal guardians for those between 18 and 20.
  2. At least 12 months of successful and continuous real-life experience living as a woman.
  3. At least 12 months of continuous hormonal therapy.
  4. Must consult with a psychiatrist in the home country and in the country where the procedure will be performed (this can be arranged in your chosen hospital in United Arab Emirates).
  5. Physically fit for surgery.

Popular MTF Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) Techniques

1. SRS with Penile Skin Inversion

  • Suitable for patients who do not want a vagina for sexual intercourse, particularly popular with elderly trans people. Depth is around 2-4 cm (1-2 in) and penile hair removal is required prior to surgery.
  • Surgery: 2.5 hours
  • Hospitalization: 4 nights
  • Recovery time in United Arab Emirates: 3-4 weeks

2. SRS with Scrotal Skin Graft

  • Scrotal skin is used to create a vaginal depth of up to 13-15 cm (5-6 in), depending on skin quality and quantity (additional depth is possible by using groin skin). This is the most popular SRS procedure.
  • Surgery: 4 hours
  • Hospitalization: 6 nights
  • Recovery time in United Arab Emirates: 3-4 weeks

3. SRS with Sigmoid Colon by Laparoscopic Technique

  • The Sigmoid colon is used to create the vagina, allowing for greater depth than what is possible with SRS with a scrotal skin graft. More suited to those with less scrotal skin or those who prefer to have a lubricated vagina, like that of a biological woman. By far the most expensive technique.
  • Surgery: 6 hours
  • Hospitalization: 7 nights
  • Recovery time in United Arab Emirates: 3-4 weeks

MyMediTravel currently lists facilities in United Arab Emirates offering Sex Reassignment Surgery (Male to Female) procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. Note, the average cost can vary depending on the degree of functionality and which procedures a patient wants including. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

How Long Should I Stay in United Arab Emirates?

A lot of patients prefer having surgery overseas since it is far less expensive and most countries, like United Arab Emirates, have a very high success rate in terms of plastic surgery and gender reassignment surgery.

Recovery after surgery will be a long and painful process. It will also require several follow up procedures as well as constant monitoring so you will have to stay a little bit longer at the hospital until you are ready to be discharged. Generally, allow for a minimum of 3 weeks stay in United Arab Emirates after your surgery, this will allow for the removal of stitches and a few weeks of follow up visits with the surgeon.

What's the Recovery Time?

Smoking before and after the surgery is highly discouraged and avoid smoking for at least two weeks to reduce risks of non-healing.

Most people are able to return to work in about 4-6 weeks after a sex change operation. Furthermore, you can resume strenuous work and exercise after 2 months. It is vital that you strictly follow all medication instructions during your recovery period.

What About Aftercare?

Social support is very important before and after the surgery, especially the support that comes from your family and loved ones. You have to be socially and emotionally stable before you undergo the operation. This is why it is required that you have proper counseling to help you with your emotional wellbeing. You have to prepare yourself mentally, before, during and after transition because it can be quite overwhelming and stressful.

It is also important that you maintain a regular check-up with your local doctor to monitor the progress of your healing and avoid complications.

What's the Success Rate?

The success rate for a sex change is very high nowadays, given technological advancements and the greater experience of surgeons. Gender reassignment surgery from male to female has a higher success rate than female to male; this is why more male transgender people opt for a sex change.

However, given the nature and complexities of this type of surgery, you also have to be aware of its complications, for example, there is always a possible risk of infection, severe pain, given the intrusive nature of the surgeries and the potential for blood clotting and scarring.

Possible side effects may also include a decreased sexual sensation and ability to orgasm, fistula (opening between rectum and vagina), narrowing of vagina and hair growth in the vagina from the grafted tissue and the partial death of tissue used to create the new vagina.

Are there Alternatives to Sex Reassignment Surgery (Male to Female)?

There is no alternative to a sex-change operation. Undergoing gender reassignment surgery will require a lot of time, energy, patience, and of course money. A vast majority of people who experience gender dysphoria never really surgically alter their appearance. Instead, they use creams and hormonal pills to alter their bodily appearance. Estrogens (female hormones) will help develop the breast, widen the hips, help lose facial hair and slightly increase voice pitch.  

Popular Procedures to Combine with SRS

  1. Usually performed in one operation: Orchiectomy to remove the testicles and prevent further production of testosterone, Penectomy to remove the penis and Vaginoplasty to form the female genitalia
  2. Breast Augmentation to create the breasts, which is usually performed at a later date.
  3. Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) and Tracheal Shave to help feminize the facial features and is not necessary for many patients.
  4. Hair Implants, Hair Removal Therapy, and Continued Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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