Costs of Sex Re-affirmation Surgery (MTF)

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Sex Reaffirmation Surgeries are of three kinds –

Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty 

Sigmoid Colon Vaginoplasty

Peritoneal Pull Through Vaginoplasty, also called Fold Vaginoplasty.

To read about them in detail, you can click on this link: Sex Reassignment Surgery in India

In this article, we will be discussing the costs of the surgeries to help you decide which one is better for you.

Rates of Surgery

Disclaimer: This article will deal with the costs of Indian hospitals in detail and will briefly cover the rates of Bangkok. It will also not cover the rates at PriyaMED which caters to foreigners and hence has increased rates.

Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty

This is a tried and tested method of vaginoplasty which costs around 2.5 to 3.5 lakhs.

This technique’s surgery cost including the first two or three days of hospital stay costs around 2.75 to 3.5 lakhs.

It depends on the surgeon what the exact cost is but this is a normal range for it.

Sigmoid Colon Vaginoplasty

This technique might cost around 3 to 4 lakhs including the two to three days of hospital stay.

Peritoneal Pull Through Vaginoplasty

This might also cost around 3 to 4 lakhs including the two to three days of hospital stay.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the surgeons and hospitals performing these are available in big cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc.

Additional Expenses

  • Your travel expenses are additional: If you are travelling to one of the bigger cities, you will have to bear travel costs.
  • Additional stay: They make you stay at the hospital for two to three days but you’d have to live with a friend or in a hotel for 10 to 15 more days because if you have any complications, you would have to consult the same surgeon so that might cost you more.
  • Revision surgery: Many surgeons, while performing a surgery, want to stay safe for the future which means that they will leave some extra skin near the labia. And probably also extra tissue near the clitoris. A lot of the people think that the surgeons didn’t do a good job because the clitoris is too big. They do this because in case there is a problem in the future and they have to revise something in the surgery so they could use the extra skin to revise it easily by tightening the extra skin. If you think you don’t need the extra skin or a revision surgery then you will have to go to the surgeon again and that will cost you around 40 to 50 thousand.
  • Complications : Apart from all these expenses I would recommend you to keep 20% extra buffer money with you because these are major surgeries and could lead to complications.

Foreign Surgery and Indian Surgery: Comparison

Surgery in countries like Bangkok and Thailand is preferred by a lot of people because t is said that the expertise there is better than in India. But there aren’t many significant pros to the matter:

  1. If you go to a foreign surgeon then you will have to pay 15 to 20 lakhs for the surgery and the travel and other expenses are kept aside here.
  2. Bangkok surgeons are used to conducting these surgeries on a regular basis but this is also true for Indian surgeons who specialise in sex change surgeries.
  3. In case of complications, it’ll be difficult to take a flight and travel to your surgeons.

Recovery from the surgery can take from 45 days to 6 months.

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