What are the criteria for the procedure?

  • Persistent, well-documented gender dysphoria;
  • Capacity to make a fully informed decision and to consent to treatment;
  • Be the age of majority in a given country;
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Twelve continuous months of hormone therapy as appropriate to the patient’s gender goals (unless the patient has a medical contraindication or is otherwise unable or unwilling to take hormones);
  • Twelve continuous months of living in a gender role that is congruent with their gender identity.

​What is the procedure like?

Phalloplasty is surgery for masculinizing gender affirmation. Phalloplasty is a multistage process that may include a variety of procedures, including:

  • Creating the penis
  • Lengthening the urethra so you are able to stand to urinate
  • Creating the tip (glans) of the penis
  • Creating the scrotum
  • Removing the vagina, uterus and ovaries
  • Placing erectile and testicular implants
  • Skin grafting from the donor tissue site

Gender affirmation surgery is customized to each individual.Phalloplasty involves using skin flaps, which are areas of skin moved from one area of the body to another. The skin flap is then reshaped, contoured and reattached to the groin to create the penis.

How Much Does it Cost?

The average cost in the United States varies between $26,000 to $35,000. In Colombia, the procedure is 30-50% less.