Definitions

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  • n. Plastic surgery of the penis, to repair injury, for enlargement or for sex change.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. reconstructive surgery on the penis to repair congenital abnormality or injury

Etymologies

From phallus + -plasty (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Only a minority of trans-men get what they call “bottom” surgery, because phalloplasty is still more cosmetic than functional, and the procedure is risky.

    A Boy's Life

  • ***Incidentally, I’m unsure why the word phalloplasty is bandied about as the transman’s ultimate goal in other posts around the blogsphere I see when people question the trans community.

    Responding To The Feminist Anti-Transsexual Arguments

  • Medical science has developed ways of creating a vagina out of male genitals (called vaginoplasty) and creating a penis and scrotum out of female genitals and skin grafts (called phalloplasty).

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • A more likely alternative in the California case would be penile reconstruction - called a phalloplasty, said Dr. Robert Nam, a urologic oncologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • (This chapter may contain more than you want to know about "phalloplasty" and "metoidioplasty.")

    Gays and Genes

  • He eventually underwent phalloplasty, and he married a woman.

    A Boy's Life

  • Plus, it make gifts for the wedding party simple: breast implants for bridesmaids and phalloplasty for groomsmen.

    Rosalyn Hoffman: Botox to the Brain

  • Between 2003 and 2005, 594 patients underwent phalloplasty at multiple surgical centers.

    GREAT Expectations « Gender Across Borders

  • Because as doctors say, it's easier to dig a hole than build a pole so they can do one surgery where they can do a phalloplasty where they actually take a skin graft and construct a penis or they do a metortoplasty (ph) which a lot of guys get because they actually just release the clitoris and the pull that up and build a graft around that.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2007

  • Nor had he had a metoidioplasty a procedure that enables the clitoris to be transformed into what appears to be a small penis, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, or phalloplasty, which would have created external male genitalia.

    Archive 2006-04-01

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