Early on Billy-Joe told his girlfriend he was transgender and wanted to become a man. That was five years ago. He was He had already once tried to take his own life. Since he was a four-year-old girl named Connie, Billy-Joe Newington has been desperate to be a boy.
Early in my career as the first osteopathic physician fully trained in the specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery, I was determined to learn the most I could about my specialty. I was 30 when I went on an international tour in , including fellowship rotations in Sweden and France, to train with top plastic surgeons and learn their techniques. I gained broader experience in reconstructive surgeries, including cases with genital reconstruction, and I returned to the United States ready to put my training into practice. After establishing my reputation performing plastic surgeries that corrected injuries, deformities and disease in Philadelphia, one particular patient changed the course of my career as a plastic surgeon. But for all of my training, I had little knowledge about the intricacies of penile reconstruction, as phalloplasty or creating a penis was not a procedure widely performed in the U.
This feeling followed him through adulthood. Who Stephens was supposed to be is a man. However, he was assigned female at birth also known as AFAB. This incongruence is a condition known as gender dysphoria.
Complications are also less frequent when reconstruction of the urethra urethroplasty is done as a single-stage procedure, according to the new research by ASPS Member Surgeon Jeffrey B. Friedrich comments. Phalloplasty has important benefits not only for transmale patients undergoing gender confirmation surgery , but also for cismale patients who have lost their penis due to congenital or acquired disorders for example, trauma. However, there are few data on the aggregate complications and outcomes of phalloplasty, including possible differences between these two groups of patients. Friedrich and colleagues analyzed the findings of 50 previous studies relating to phalloplasty.