About An Orchiectomy
An orchiectomy is performed by Dr. Fara Movagharnia, our Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon, in order to help transgender women transition more easily and fully from male to female. During this procedure, a bilateral castration is performed where both testicles are removed. This surgery can be beneficial in lowering testosterone levels that are responsible for facial/body hair growth and high sex drives that are associated with men. It can also help women achieve a more feminine-looking shape, as the lack of testosterone can cause more fat storage to take place in areas such as the hips and buttocks. An orchiectomy can be a good option for patients considering sex reassignment surgery at a later time or if they wish to only undergo castration. If you're interested in taking the next step, please contact the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today to learn more about an orchiectomy.
"Oustanding Results -- MTF Procedure: BIlateral Orchiectomy - Atlanta, GA - You see and hear a lot of garbage on social media. I was reticent to even post anything because of this. I recently had a procedure done by Dr. Fara Movagharnia, and I couldn't let this go unnoticed. First and foremost, the sensitivity, compassion and sincere concern of Dr. Fara's staff (Dr. Fara as he is known) was so unbelievable. In this day and age, doctors are becoming more and more a chop-shop of premanufactured dreams or procedures, but to find a doctor who cares about the total wellbeing of a patient, who cares about the patient enough to call them and give them his personal cellphone and email, who checks up on the patient long after the surgery, and who sees the patient as someone who has come to him with problems that he or she never wanted and makes it his personal business and responsibility to heal not only the body but the mind of the patient is so rare. Dr. Fara made me not only feel so good about myself, but through his unbelievable skill has made me a totally different person. You need to experience the skill of his doctor. His attention to detail and going well above and beyond to ensure minimal scarring and the most positive result is more than applaudable. The techniques which this doctor uses, such as adding dermabond to the surgical site to assist in reducing the pressure or the pulling on the stitches of the surgical site (thus minimizing the scarring) and the addition of nitro-bid ointment that vasodilates the surgical area to promote perfusion (blood supply to the affected tissue) to enhance the healing process and promote the best results is a class act and is congruous with the highest standards of patient care and plastic surgery to ensure the most positive results. You wouldn't believe the result that I got from Dr. Fara. I am so grateful to him and his staff. I swear by is doctor and his skill is second to none. Don't go to any doctor who promises you the world. This doctor delivers the best result you could ever expect, and his staff will help you in any way they can and will always respect you as a human being. Judy is the office manager who takes her job personally. She will become your best friend and advocate. She is the most compassionate and sincere person you will ever meet. I have to tell you that the experience that I had could have been the most traumatic experience in my life, but it turned out to be the best memory I will ever have, and it was all because of Dr. Fara. The hospital, of which Dr. Fara is the Chief of Staff, was nothing short of phenomenal!It was clean, efficient, well equipped and organized. The staff was more than helpful and very compassionate and supportive. The whole experience was second to none I cannot give a higher recommendation to anyone. I am so grateful to Dr. Fara and all that he did for me. The choice is yours, but My father is a surgeon, and I have 4 degrees and am a licensed Paramedic in the State of Florida. If you want it done right, please consider this doctor. Thank you Doctor Fara for all you did. You are truly the greatest!!"- T. / RealSelf / Jul 19, 2016
During this procedure, the testicles are removed via a direct incision in the center of the scrotum. You will be placed under general anesthesia for this. Once the incisions are made, the testicles will both be extracted and then the tissue will be closed up. Finally, the scrotal cord is tied off using non-dissolvable sutures and then cut. The entire surgery typically lasts around 30 – 60 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis.
Radical or Inguinal Orchiectomy
This technique differs from the simple orchiectomy in that the incisions are made in the lower abdomen on either side of the pubic bone. The testicles are then extracted up through the inguinal (groin) canal, and the scrotal cord is clamped off in two different places in order to prevent bleeding before being cut. A non-absorbable suture can be placed in the stump of the scrotal cord for use in future surgeries. This is generally a more popular option for transgender women who are wishing to undergo sex reassignment surgery at a later time, as the incision placement allows for less scar tissue to be present, making it easier to use this tissue for future vaginal construction. This procedure is an outpatient surgery that usually takes around 45 – 90 minutes.
What to Expect
After your orchiectomy, you can return home in a couple of hours. You will need to come back for a follow-up appointment the next day. Depending on which incision approach you have, your recovery time may vary. However, in general, you can expect to be able to resume some light activities within the first 3 – 4 days, with 2 – 8 weeks needed to achieve a full recovery. Dr. Movagharnia will go over any specific aftercare instructions and other necessary recommendations before sending you home.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 1.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day, 3 Months, 6 Months
A Safe & Effective Solution
If you're looking to take the next step in finalizing your male to female transformation, then an orchiectomy performed by our skilled plastic surgeon can help. This surgery can help reduce male attributes caused by testosterone production such as body and facial hair, masculine muscle tone, and high sex drive. It is also an effective gateway procedure for those who are wishing to undergo sex reassignment surgery in the future. Call the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today for more information about an orchiectomy.