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759 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by Effigy

Would you consider a mastectomy for female to male transgendered individuals cosmetic surgery?


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15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 6/26/07 - 4:43:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
not at all..
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 6/26/07 - 4:45:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nah... I think it'd be more appropriate to call it reconstructive surgery.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 9/2/07 - 12:37:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, wouldn't that just be considered a part of gender reassignment surgeries?
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 12:44:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, absolutely. It's not something that is medically necessary, and it is a purely physical change. Maybe they feel that it is a mental state, but in all reality if they feel the need to get that done, they are selfishly focusing on what is not truly important.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 12:52:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nope... it would be be considered corrective surgery, as it's correcting a problem.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 2/4/08 - 2:39:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't; I agree with the above poster.

On 2007-10-16 00:44:53.17 weberv41 wrote:
Maybe they feel that it is a mental state, but in all reality if they feel the need to get that done, they are selfishly focusing on what is not truly important.


So if you woke up tomorrow and had a penis, a hairy back, and an Adam's apple, you wouldn't want to go to the doctor to correct that?
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 2/4/08 - 3:31:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course it is
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 2/4/08 - 4:22:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course it's cosmetic. It's completely unnecessary surgery. These people won't die without the surgery. Sure, they don't feel right, but that doesn't make the surgery a requirement to survive, like an appendectomy is.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/18/08 - 2:15:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Reconstructive surgery after a masectomy also isn't 'necessary' - no one will die without having their missing breast reconstructed - but I wouldn't call a post-masectomy reconstruction to be 'cosmetic surgery'. (And I say this as a woman who was NOT reconstructed after a masectomy.)

In the same way, a double masectomy for female to male transexuals would be reconstructive (or perhaps, constructive), not cosmetic.



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