A person gets the identity of male or female in the mother's womb. Certain hormones are responsible for making male a male and female a female. However, at times a person who is born as male may not feel like male or someone born as female may not feel like female. This is not a disease, this is the understanding of one's true identity. There are certain indications that may indicate towards such a scenario:
A male dressing up like a female or a female dressing up like a male.
Female getting attracted towards a female and male towards a male.
Not getting feeling of attraction towards the opposite gender.
Before even planning for the gender change surgery at Bahra Hospital in Mohali in Punjab, India, person desirous of getting the surgery needs to go through psychiatric and psychological evalutaion under our neuro-psychiatrist. After multiple sessions of evaluation and counseling we are able to understand if the person is in sound mental condition and is taking the decision in right frame of mind. Once the initial screening and counselling of the person is done then the process of gender change starts under the able guidance of our cosmetic and plastic surgeon Dr Jayanthi Mala.
There can be two types of changes that can happen at Bahra Hospital, Mohali when we talk about gender change, it can either be male to female or female to male. In case of female to male surgery at Bahra Hospital Mohali, Punjab, there is almost equal role of hormonal medicine as that of surgery. The team that works on such cases includes Plastic or Cosmetic Surgeon, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Gynaecologist and Endocrinologist. The first step is to put the patient on hormonal therapy which includes increasing testesterone levels and reducing estrogen as well as progestrone levels. In the next step the female organs are removed surgically. A Plastic surgeon would remove the breasts through mastectomy, gynaecologist would remove the female reproductive organs through hysterectomy and then plastic surgeon would put testicular implants, reconstruct the penis followed by penile implant.
In male to female conversion surgery at Bahra Hospital MOhali, Punjab, again process starts through hormonal therapy which is exactly opposite of the above mentioned. Here levels of estrogen and progestrone are increased instead of testestrone. This is followed by breast implant surgery which is again done by the plastic surgeon, penis removal surgery and reconstruction of Vagina. It is to be remembered that after the gender change surgery you can live the life as per the new gender and enjoy sexual life as well but would not be able to bear children.
The surgery is not done at one go. There are various phases to it. Initial consultations, investigations and hormonal therapy provides the platform for the further procedures. Even the surgereis happed in phased manner. Like there would be gap between breast removal and uterus removal as well as testicular implant and penile reconstruction or implant. The cost of surgery for female to male conversion is relatively lesser for the simple reason that not much has to be implanted. The cost for the same could be approximately INR 4 lacs to 6 lacs which may vary from cases to case. The cost of male to female gender change surgery at Bahra Hospital, Mohali in Punjab, India would be Approximately INR 6 alcs to 8 lacs.
Dr Jayanthi Mala is one of the senior most plastic surgeons in Punjab, India. She has done large number of gender conversion surgeries during her career spanning over 20 years. Dr Jayanthi Mala undoubtedly is one of the best and most experienced cosmetic and plastic surgeons in Punjab, India for the gender change surgery
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
Spread over 12 acres campus, this is the biggest hospital in the Tricity. The hospital which currently has 250 beds will be expanded to 1200 beds. Watch this Virtual Tour
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