Live the Life You Want With Transgender Surgery in Miami

When you make the choice to change your gender through surgery, we recognize that the process can be a painful, emotional journey for you. That’s why we are here with you every step of the way, to help you make the right decisions about your body and to ensure that you have the information you need to meet the goals you’ve set for yourself. When you choose the Maercks Institute, you can rest easy that you have a plastic surgeon and professionals that are on your side, equipped with the information and tools needed to make your transformation as natural as possible.

Before your transgender surgery can be performed, you must present the doctor with a letter from your therapist, so we know that you have someone on your side working on the emotional side of the transformation. If you don’t currently have a therapist, we suggest that the first step on your journey to a new body be finding a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist that can help you along the way.

Once you’ve presented your letter, we conduct a consultation and a personal interview, during which you undergo a physical examination. This meeting should answer any questions you have and ensure that you have the information you need to make the right choices about your surgery.

Transgender Surgery – Female to Male

A combination of procedures are performed when a woman desires to transform her body to a male. They include phalloplasty, hormone therapy, and two others:

  • Oophorectomy, hysterectomy and vaginectomy – These procedures are performed to remove the uterus, ovaries and vagina from the body. When you make the decision to have your surgery, these procedures are best done early, as removing these organs quickly may lower the hormone requirements.
  • Scrotoplasty – After the original procedures, a scrotal sac is created during a scrotoplasty
  • Metoidioplasty – As you transform from woman to man, this surgery gives you the opportunity to urinate while standing up. The clitoris is used to create a small phallus which is limited to one half inch plus the size of the clitoris, although it functions well to help you adjust.

The following procedures may be included in your transformation in order to enhance the body even further:

  • Breast contouring – This surgery is more than just a breast reduction, as the breasts are reshaped to create a more masculine shape and contour. During the procedure, excess breast tissue is removed and repositioned while the nipples are resized. While scar tissue may remain, the visibility and size depends on the individual.
  • Radial artery forearm flap – During this procedure, tissues from the forearm are removed and transferred to the groin with a microscope. This allows for the best cosmetic results, may provide sensation and provides the hook-up to urinate. While the risks of urinary complications and flap loss are present, this is the patient’s best chance to have an implant for erection. You can expect a significant scar on your forearm or the forearm of the donor. The cost for this procedure falls between $40,000 and $60,000.

There are always inherent risks in surgery, and we help you weigh the benefits against those risks to determine if surgery is something you really want. During your consultation, we’ll identify any risk factors and provide you with information that allows you to make the right decision for your body and future.

Transgender Surgery – Male to Female

Typically, transitioning from a male body to a female body involves several procedures.

  • Penectomy – penis removal
  • Orchiectomy – testicle removal
  • Vaginoplasty – vagina creation
  • Urethroplasty – alteration of the urethra through plastic surgery
  • Labiaplasty – creation of labia major and minor through plastic surgery

These surgeries combine to create a more natural looking to the perineum, and a vagina with adequate depth and width for sexual intercourse. Typically, the procedure lasts between 4 and 5 hours, with possible scarring. Our advanced approaches help to minimize risks and scarring, but it’s important that every patient recognize that all surgeries involve some type of risk. We are happy to go over those risks with you during your consultation.

After your life-changing surgery, it’s necessary to prevent contracting of the neo-vagina by stretching it regularly. This can be done through exercise with vaginal dilators for approximately six months after surgery. Intercourse can help to maintain the depth and width of the new vagina better than any other activity, and patients typically are healed and ready for sex after six weeks.

Patients may also choose to have a breast augmentation surgery when transitioning from male to female. In order to balance your figure and keep the body proportional, we offer you a full C cup during breast augmentation. Visit our page for breast augmentation in Miami for more information about this specific procedure.

Life Changing Results

Here at The Maercks Institute, we know how difficult it can be to make this decision, as you transition from one gender to another. Our goal is to not only provide you with the best in surgical options and care, but also to support you and inform you during this emotional time. We want you to live the life you’ve always wanted, in the body you feel most comfortable in.

During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss the risks of surgery, likely outcomes and the costs for the procedure with you. Since every patient is unique and different, we take the time to sit down with you and determine exactly what procedures are necessary to get the look and feel you want from your body.

Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life in a body you feel comfortable and satisfied in. If you are unsure about transgender surgery, schedule an appointment with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist today.

If you are ready to make the change, come to The Maercks Institute for a consultation. Our world class care combined with state of the art technology and advanced methods ensure that your suffering is minimal while you transition from one gender to another. Call us today at 305-328-8256 or visit for more information.