Welcome...

We are a plastic surgery forum & message board here to answer your questions about reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Register for free and join our community today!

Forum Statistics

  • Forum Members:
  • Total Threads:
  • Total Posts: 17
There are users currently browsing forums.

Blogroll:

Reply
Old 12-09-2009, 05:52 PM   #11
 
robyne00's Avatar
 
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,187

robyne00 is on a distinguished road



Default

Thanks for the compliment la_angel!


robyne00 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 02:43 PM   #12
 
Status: Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1

justlooking is on a distinguished road



Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by la_angel View Post
I was finally able to see this and I liked it, but I wish they would have focused more on the surgery rather than body modifications like tongue splitting, piercings, etc. The transgender person really was a basketcase. I don't recall his age (I think it was 19 or 20) and he said that he believed his feminization surgery would "solve all my problems." People that believe any surgery will solve "all their problems" need to see a therapist or psychiatrist. They are not a good candidate for surgery and I can't believe a doctor would do those operations with a patient that says that kind of stuff!
I just happened to stumble upon this and I thought it was important for me to add something:

Someone who goes through any kind of gender reassignment surgery must undergo extensive psychiatric evaluation, I have never once heard of a doctor not requiring this. The process takes years and a psychiatrist must clear someone to get the surgery-it is not just the patient's decision.

Most patients continue psychological care after they have undergone the surgery, it's an ongoing process. I didn't hear her say that it would help solve all of her problems because I tuned in late, and I also did not hear if she had already had her genital surgery yet, but it is pretty much impossible for someone to walk into a plastic surgeon's office and say "make me a woman/man".

For many people who feel as though they were born the wrong gender, the reassignment surgery can solve MANY of their problems. It obviously isn't a fix all, but it has saved lives.

justlooking is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2009, 04:22 PM   #13
 
robyne00's Avatar
 
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,187

robyne00 is on a distinguished road



Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justlooking View Post
I just happened to stumble upon this and I thought it was important for me to add something:

Someone who goes through any kind of gender reassignment surgery must undergo extensive psychiatric evaluation, I have never once heard of a doctor not requiring this. The process takes years and a psychiatrist must clear someone to get the surgery-it is not just the patient's decision.

Most patients continue psychological care after they have undergone the surgery, it's an ongoing process. I didn't hear her say that it would help solve all of her problems because I tuned in late, and I also did not hear if she had already had her genital surgery yet, but it is pretty much impossible for someone to walk into a plastic surgeon's office and say "make me a woman/man".

For many people who feel as though they were born the wrong gender, the reassignment surgery can solve MANY of their problems. It obviously isn't a fix all, but it has saved lives.

To be perfectly honest, I know people from South America who had ZERO psych evals or follow up care. I also know people in NY who had enough money to supercede the evals. You would be surprised what people are willing to do, when they know they will not pass the mental health portion of a procedure. I have tons of stories, and have seen it first hand.

robyne00 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 02:12 PM   #14
 
la_angel's Avatar
 
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,095

la_angel is on a distinguished road



Default

Quote:
I didn't hear her say that it would help solve all of her problems because I tuned in late
She/he did say that. I remember distinctively because when it was said I thought "I can't wait to quote that on Plastic Surgery Spot! "

As Robyne states, there are tons of people who circumvent the psychological evaluations. I don't believe they discussed the genital aspect of it, but as far as that patient's face goes, I do not believe they discussed any kind of psychological analysis (at least it was not on the show). In my opinion an eval should be required for such drastic facial plastic surgery that cannot be reversed.

la_angel is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #15
 
robyne00's Avatar
 
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,187

robyne00 is on a distinguished road



Default

Regardless of facial surgeries, with procedures that cannot be reversed evals should be mandatory. This should be for both mental health evals as well as for procedure qualifying regulations.

robyne00 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2009, 09:32 PM   #16
 
la_angel's Avatar
 
Status: Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,095

la_angel is on a distinguished road



Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robyne00 View Post
Regardless of facial surgeries, with procedures that cannot be reversed evals should be mandatory. This should be for both mental health evals as well as for procedure qualifying regulations.
I completely agree!

la_angel is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 06:23 PM   #17
 
Status: Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 4

Bella is on a distinguished road



Default A real extreme but amazing procedure brightocular

They should have a show on this eye color changing procedure
that is painless and only takes 15 minutes according to them.
ITs called brightocular.

Bella is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Plastic Surgery Forum | Cosmetic Surgery Forum | Plastic Surgery Message Boards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Forum Rules - Top