Sex reassignment surgery refers to surgical sex-reassignment procedures during which primary and/or secondary sexual characteristics are made to conform to the appearance and function of a different sex. These interventions are performed either on intersexual or transsexual persons.
In woman-to-man transsexuals, the clitoris, which has been enlarged through hormone therapy, is partially released from its outer layer of skin and a urethra is formed from the labia minora. The result generally looks authentic – however, without corresponding therapy, it remains very small. Sensitivity remains completely intact, the size is generally between 2 and 3.5 cm, and with the proper technique, sexual intercourse is also conditionally possible.
Metoidioplasty is a method for this that has relatively few complications and it does not involve the transplantation of tissue from other body sites.
With regular use over a period of 2 to 3 years, the vitallusPLUS® Vacuum Extender can bring about a lasting enlargement of the metoidioplasty of up to three times in length and double in circumference, such that this method can represent a risk-free and cost-effective alternative to so-called major construction (forearm plastic surgery or construction involving the lower leg). Due to its individual customization, the vitallusPLUS® is also ideally suited to preparation, as it is already used preoperatively.
If enlargement of the metoidioplasty is desired, vitallusPLUS® should be used daily for 6 to 8 hours over a period of at least 18 months.
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