FTM question - urethral lengthening or no?

eroticmutt eroticmutt 02/19/2012

If money were no option and you were definitely going to get a metoidioplasty (but not a full phalloplasty, just 'clitoral release') would you get a urethral lengthening or choose one of the other options?

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eroticmutt eroticmutt
Just wondering as I will be getting meto done once I have the funds
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Sir Sir
Definitely urethral lengthening. The only reason I'd get a metoidioplasty is so that I could urinate standing.
02/19/2012
GONE! GONE!
If there was a way to do it without a vagectomy, yes.
02/20/2012
Chirple Chirple
If I was going to go through with the metoidioplasty in the first place, and money was no option, might as well.

You're going to be laid up and and in pain already so I figure why not ?

All surgeries have a rate of failure - so you just have to talk to your surgeon and see if it's worth it to you and if there are any personal anatomical complications that make one route or the other a better option.
02/20/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
Okay, thanks guys. The reason I had asked is the surgeon I talked to said that urethral lengthening had a much higher rate of complications than metoidioplasty that did not have that included, and I am still deciding what I shall do.
02/20/2012
butts butts
I'm holding out on bottom surgery until a better option comes around, I'm preeeeeeettty unhappy with how phalloplasties are at the moment, and I don't want JUST a meto. I've read bits of articles about transplants starting to happen. I'd rather wait for that and just deal for a while. So, a STP packer for me!
02/20/2012
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by butts
I'm holding out on bottom surgery until a better option comes around, I'm preeeeeeettty unhappy with how phalloplasties are at the moment, and I don't want JUST a meto. I've read bits of articles about transplants starting to happen. ... More
Same. I'm not even on T yet so I hope that by the time I am things will be more advanced.
02/21/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
Quote:
Originally posted by butts
I'm holding out on bottom surgery until a better option comes around, I'm preeeeeeettty unhappy with how phalloplasties are at the moment, and I don't want JUST a meto. I've read bits of articles about transplants starting to happen. ... More
Yeah, I also would've liked more than just a meto, but I know that the phalloplasty technique that still allows for good sensation leaves lots of scarring and isn't offered by a lot of surgeons, and I am going to go for something leaving less scarring, especially since the doctor I talked to said after I get metoidioplasty the options for a later phalloplasty are still available if I change my mind.
02/21/2012
butts butts
Quote:
Originally posted by eroticmutt
Yeah, I also would've liked more than just a meto, but I know that the phalloplasty technique that still allows for good sensation leaves lots of scarring and isn't offered by a lot of surgeons, and I am going to go for something leaving less ... More
Definitely makes sense. Honestly I'd be more interested in a phallo if I could naturally get erections, the pumping thing bothers me a bit, it feels unnatural. I also don't enjoy the idea of donating skin from another part of my body to create it, I'm extremely small and thin (under 100lbs and under 5'5"), I'm not unhealthy at all, it's just my natural build (I'm actually quite the health nut). I'd be terrified to donate skin from anywhere, I LOVE my legs and don't want them scarred up, but my forearms are SO boney thin that they'd need skin from almost all the way around my wrist to get a decent sized chunk. I've also heard of taking skin from under the buttox, but then you get awkward scarring on your butt. I don't know, I'm really stoked at the idea of a transplant, I don't think a phallo is for me. I know a lot of guys who are perfectly happy with them though!
02/21/2012
Hibangel Hibangel
thinking seriously about getting a STP.. really can't afford the surgery right now.
03/01/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
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Originally posted by Hibangel
thinking seriously about getting a STP.. really can't afford the surgery right now.
Yeah I have the PeeCock STP and it's the nicest one I have seen. The back end is a biggish funnel shape which means you do not have to be as precise about getting it lined up with your urethra (which could be awkward in the men's room) and also that it has more space to catch fluid and is much less likely to overflow. It's a bit pricey but I have had mine about half a year and they're definitely worth it.
03/01/2012
Schattenstern Schattenstern
I'm going to save up and hopefully by the time I have enough money, surgeries are better performed and have better outcomes.
03/13/2012
MasonJ MasonJ
Generally, I like to avoid surgery if possible, but the meta is looking better and better....
03/13/2012
Lock Lock
If money is no option, why not go all out.
03/14/2012
Mwar Mwar
So long as you are aware of the risks (that come with any form of surgery) I say do what you feel is best.
03/28/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by eroticmutt
Just wondering as I will be getting meto done once I have the funds
Can I change my answer to yes, I would get a urethral lengthing? Apparently not.

I somehow completely skipped the 'money not a concern' part.
03/30/2012
u u
Nah. I don't feel dysphoric enough to want that and I'd rather not be under the knife.
04/02/2012
Abaychan Abaychan
My bf wants to get a urethral lengthening
04/02/2012
Rab Rab
if you're gonna do it anyway, why not go big?
04/02/2012
Cal Cal
Quote:
Originally posted by eroticmutt
Just wondering as I will be getting meto done once I have the funds
Yeah, if I'm doing the surgery, I'm using the urinal w/o a prosthetic.
04/18/2012
Schattenstern Schattenstern
It's probably worth the extra bit of money just for the daily ease.
04/18/2012
TakeHimAway TakeHimAway
Quote:
Originally posted by eroticmutt
Just wondering as I will be getting meto done once I have the funds
I have and use an STP.
05/14/2012
Boyqueen Boyqueen
It's a hard choice, but I think I'd get it so that I wouldn't have to keep worrying about STP packers or anything like that.
07/25/2012
sodapin sodapin
If I was paying and getting surgery already, I'd probably get a urethral lengthening so I'd at least have the option to stand to pee on my own. I've never tried an STP, but they just seem inconvenient D: (you have to wash them and store them etc etc).

Though recently I've been reassured that it's perfectly fine for a man to sit to pee. Cis guys do it more often than I thought.
07/25/2012
lukas24 lukas24
If I was getting surgery anyway, of course. STP's are just a nuisance.
08/13/2012
barrowdowns barrowdowns
STPs are fine
08/26/2012
tardisblue tardisblue
The only concern I'd have would be complications with the procedure. I've heard that fistulas and other issues are quite common with the lengthening.
09/05/2012
jsnyder87 jsnyder87
I would still want the full phallo but if i couldnt meta is great too.
10/21/2012
Jaxxie Lifeless Jaxxie Lifeless
im not happy with any of the bottom surgeries yet
10/21/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
i'd go with urethral lengthening.
11/17/2012
Genderfree Genderfree
Urethral lengthening!! However, I'm patient, and I believe that they will have new, better methods by the time I'm in the market for surgery. I'm not even on T yet.
11/27/2012
needapacker needapacker
I plan on having phallo, but if that wasnt and option id get the full meta w/ urethral lenghtening and testicle implants.
12/15/2012
Levi Levi
My plan is to get a phalloplasty when the results are better - so maybe 5-10 years from now
12/25/2012
fizzygato fizzygato
I'm fine with how I am down there/ have generally never felt dysphoria, unless it has to do with T making bits bigger.. in which case I'm more like jealous I guess, not dysphoric.

Having an stp to use sometimes would be cool, but a really good quality one, mostly because I can be germaphobic/ have often seen toilets in horrendous conditions and wouldn't mind easier access to pee anywhere, like if I were on the middle of the nowhere on a roadtrip and really had to go

Otherwise I'm mostly fine with how I am
12/29/2012
TboyTy TboyTy
Urethral lengthening is the only reason I currently have any interest in lower surgery. I say "currently" because my interest in it ebbs and flows, perhaps if money wasn't an issue I might be able to make a more solid decision.
12/30/2012
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Unique posters: 29