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clownsprite

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Hi. First off..

Anyone w/ info on ANY transition surgeries — if you have any price estimates or references to good surgeons, please let me know.

for anyone with a fully-healed phalloplasty: how much did it cost? Can you feel sex at all? How does it look, aesthetically speaking?

also, does anyone know if it’s possible to move from the U.S. to a country w/ universal healthcare in order to pay for their SRS? Or does universal healthcare not cover SRS?
 

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The surgeon that did my vaginoplasty aldo does phallo. If you're on Facebook, there is a group for her patients and I've seen plenty of discussion. Generally don't read those, I went the other direction and all that. Dr Gast at UW Hospital in Madison.

Group is Patients of Dr. Katherine Gast.
 

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Your eligibility for universal health care and what is covered under that plan are going to very depending on your destination.

If you were to move to Canada, for instance, the details of eligibility will be different (though similar) in each province. As an example, here are the details for Nova Scotia: NS Health Care Eligibility. All provinces and territories cover SRS, but the only surgeon they will deal with is Dr. Brassard on Montreal.

The UK has universal health care, but they will have their own eligibility requirements. SRS is covered there, but the wait list is measured in years.
 

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From what I understand it cost so much money to emigrate to some countries that you'd probably be able to afford to have two or three phallo surgeries for that kind of money. For instance to emigrate to Canada it would cost about $13,000 initially...then you have to prove you have enough money in the bank to live on your own for a set amount of time all without having a job. I believe you also have be considered a skilled worker too to be allowed to immigrate too.

To emigrate to the UK would probably only cost about 10 grand from what I'm finding. But if you want their free insurance you have to pay some kind of a fee for it. Then you'd have to deal with their ridiculously super long appointment times. It took one of my English friends 3 years...just to get an appointment to get on hormones. I was afraid he (FTM)was going to die before that happened. That's a criminally long time in my opinion. I don't know if the HHS covers phallo surgery, although I don't see why they wouldn't.

Australia is the most expensive of all the countries I've looked into. Although to be honest I can't remember how high it was. But it was a lot.
 

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Theoretically, in Australia you can get bottom surgery for free under the national health scheme (Medicare), but in practice the wait time in that scheme are long, and there are no experienced surgeons who will work at the government scheduled rate! Practically we all go the private route, and buy private health insurance, but it will still run around AU$20K (US$15K) (Incl the cost of insurance for 2 years) out of pocket for MTF GRS ( I haven't checked FTM prices).

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I am a US citizen and reside in the US, but I work for a Canadian company doing sales. I have traveled to our headquarters in Quebec many times. Becoming a Canadian citizen isn't as simple as just showing up at the border. You need to have employment arranged and have a sponsor. You also need to have a spotless criminal record. Then you have to work full time in Canada for a certain length of time, I think over a year. After all of that you can get on Brassard's waitlist and wait another year or more.
 

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Yes. Please stop ganging up on me, I didn’t realize she moved!
Nobody is ganging up on you!
We all love you!

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isnt she in florida now ? Lmao
 

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From what I understand it cost so much money to emigrate to some countries that you'd probably be able to afford to have two or three phallo surgeries for that kind of money. For instance to emigrate to Canada it would cost about $13,000 initially...then you have to prove you have enough money in the bank to live on your own for a set amount of time all without having a job. I believe you also have be considered a skilled worker too to be allowed to immigrate too.

To emigrate to the UK would probably only cost about 10 grand from what I'm finding. But if you want their free insurance you have to pay some kind of a fee for it. Then you'd have to deal with their ridiculously super long appointment times. It took one of my English friends 3 years...just to get an appointment to get on hormones. I was afraid he (FTM)was going to die before that happened. That's a criminally long time in my opinion. I don't know if the HHS covers phallo surgery, although I don't see why they wouldn't.

Australia is the most expensive of all the countries I've looked into. Although to be honest I can't remember how high it was. But it was a lot.
I can say my waiting list for first consultation to lead to hormones was 3-5 years.
I knew I could not do this, so bought off the internet. Later I went private.
I found out recently that my doctor had written them a letter saying I was a suicide risk, but they would still not do anything. Now I am in the system and on prescriptions after only 1 year and paying to go private.

I am on the waiting list for surgery, which is 4 years for 1st consultation. I know they require 1 year of electrolysis in UK too before surgery, and the procedure is penile inversion. Again, I can't wait this long, so will do whatever I can to go abroad for surgery (maybe selling the house this summer). It's about 10k in Thailand and they operate through a small hole in your abdomen, so no local scaring. Also they use a section of colon, so self cleaning and no dilation after 1 year.
 

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@Sarahslongjourney, welcome here with us in the refuge.
I think you are not fully informed about the bottom surgery done in the UK or in Thailand, or in the US, etc.
Any creation of female genitalia requires a lot of cutting and suturing, no matter in which country it is done. In the case of Thailand, you ae talking about two different kinds of surgeries, and they are also done in the US.
One is the peritoneal pull through surgery (PPT), in which a section of the peritoneal lining is used to create the vagina. This is done with a scope through the opening in the abdomen created for the vagina.
The other one uses part of the Sigmoid Colon to be used to form the vagina. The colon section is harvested through an incision of the abdomen.
Both, the colon as well as the peritoneal are mucous membranes that emit moisture, and are thus self lubricating, but neither is self cleaning, and you would still need to douche after intercourse.
These surgeries are more involved, because of the additional surgical wounds created.
The most common surgery is the penile inversion surgery, with which the reversed penile skin is used for creating the vaginal canal. Newer techniques allow for some minimal lubrication of this vagina, too.
Neither of the neo-vaginas allows for any intercourse without additional lubrication. The penile inversion might give the highest sensitivity because the skin retains all the sensory nerves, while the other two version do not have any sensory nerves.

Please feel free to ask more questions about either surgery, and we will try to answer them as good as possible.

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