Gender reassignment

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Gender reassignment

The decision to undertake surgery to change body appearance to a gender different from birth gender is important and complex.

Mr Adams does not have experience in genital reassignment surgery or any laryngeal procedures and does not offer these procedures. He supports the WPATH principles of multidisciplinary care and the need for psychological and endocrine support. Tauranga and Rotorua-based Mr Adams will consider chest, body and facial contouring surgery in appropriate patients where there is a referral from a general practitioner and support from the patient's psychiatrist.

how long does  the operation take?

Time will depend upon the extent of the procedure.

WHAT DO I GET WHEN I PAY FOR PLASTIC SURGERY?

QUALITY

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialised branch of medicine which requires many years of training. Following medical school Mr Adams undertook an additional 9 years of training and was awarded a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He then undertook 18 months training in Aesthetic (Cosmetic) surgery and complex reconstructive surgery with leading experts.

IMPLANTS AND GARMENTS

If your surgery requires implants or a special post operative garment then these will have a cost associated with them.

FOLLOW UP

Your follow up for 6 weeks, including any wound care and appointments are included in your surgeons’ fees. Costs for revision surgery are not included.

SAFETY

To perform safe surgery a high quality operating facility is required. Extensive surgery requires overnight hospital stays with skilled nurses.

Private hospitals charge for time used in the operating theatre, recovery time and day stay or overnight hospital stays. In addition they charge for all equipment used such as sutures, dressings, disposable instruments and drapes.

Mr Adams only operates at private hosptials with highly trained nursing staff who care for you after your operation in recovery and on the ward if you stay overnight.

SKILLED ANAESTHESIA

Any surgery requring a general anaesthetic (going to sleep for surgery) or sedation requires a skilled anaesthetist. Anaesthetists are skilled doctors who require at least 7 years training after medical school to achive the highest standards of skill and safely.

Your comfort and safety is the result of team work between all of the doctors and nurses who will care for you. If you have complex medical conditions you may need additional assessments prior to surgery.

WHAT IF I NEED REVISION SURGERY OR HAVE A COMPLICATION?

Most of the time surgery goes well and wounds heal without problems. However, no surgical treatment is completely risk free - if you are having elective or cosmetic surgery it is especially important that you understand this. The general complications of surgery which occur with some regularity include:

  • Infection
    Delayed healing
  • Bruising
    Problematic or unsightly scars
  • Infection
    Injury to nerves, blood vessels, or surrounding structures
  • Pain
    Distortion of surrounding skin or other structures
  • Allergic reactions
    Poor cosmetic result
  • Complications of sedation or general anaesthetic
    Further surgery or other treatments

If there is a complication that requires further surgery – you or your insurer will be responsible for any further costs.

FINANCIAL CONSENT

The estimates of cost provided are estimates only and are not based on what is needed by any particular patient. If surgery is unexpectedly complex it may take longer then hospital and anaesthetic costs will increase. If a complication occurs and requires surgery there will be costs associated with repeat surgery. Mr Adams does not control the hospital or anaesthetic costs

How much will this procedure cost?

private hospital

The estimated costs of having a
Gender reassignment
surgery operation with Mr Adams at a private hospital is approximately

Individualised estimates required

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* In addition to surgical fees, these figures include an estimate of hospital and anaesthetic costs.

private clinic

The estimated costs of having a
Gender reassignment
surgery operation with Mr Adams at a private hospital is approximately

*

* In addition to surgical fees, these figures include an estimate of hospital and anaesthetic costs.

JUST A THOUGHT

"We can't direct the wind but we can adjust the sails"

"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself"

"Just remember that you're never to old to be young"

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