“The difference between sex and gender: Sex is what you see. Gender is what you feel. Harmony between the two is essential for human happiness.” (Harry Benjamin, MD. New York, 1976) Trans men will perceive themselves as male (though they may have a genetically female body, which is their sex) and exhibit all the traits and expressions of a male, because their gender identity is male. A transsexual’s physical body reveals the sex they were born with, but their gender identity reveals the diverse elements of the mental-emotional state of being that they align with. A transsexual person often may feel like they are a male trapped in a female’s body (Female to Male surgery, or FtM surgery). This is a key factor underlying gender dysphoria, or the condition of distress caused by the awareness that one’s gender identity, who they perceive themselves to be as a person, does not match their physical sex.
The surgical procedures by which a person’s physical appearance and the function of their existing sexual characteristics, which are altered to resemble that of the opposite sex, was initially referred to as Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS). These procedures are variously referred to, and include:
Genital Reconstruction Surgery (GRS), Sex Affirmation Surgery (SAS), Gender Change, Gender Reassignment; Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS), Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS) ; or generally speaking, sex-change operation. It is this dysphoria or distress which is a key factor in a
patient seeking to undergo sex reassignment, in which the genitals are surgically reconfigured to provide the appearance and function of the opposite sex which the patient identifies with.
Preecha Aesthetic Institute (PAI) is also renowned throughout the world as the Center for Reconstructive Surgery. PAI follows the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of health care and offers a full range of Female to Male (FTM surgery), Body contouring, Hysterectomy plus ovary removal (FtM) and Mastectomy (Top surgery).
The quest to improve surgical and post-operative care techniques continues unabated at Preecha Aesthetic Institute (PAI). For the past 40 years, Associate Professor. Dr. Preecha Tiewtranon MD, Dr. Burin Wangjiraniran MD FRCS, Dr.Sutin Khobunsongserm MD, have all contributed to the development of the surgical techniques, innovations and refinements for Female to Male (FtM) surgeries. Major goals include improving techniques that result Female to Male (FtM) surgical techniques and desired results, all the while preventing complications and improving function and appearance.