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Offline MoniqueChris

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Weight and SRS
« on: July 05, 2020, 01:04:45 pm »
Hi there,

I am a transsexual young lady who is willing to have srs but im also one of those people that CAN'T and im serious when I say CAN'T (if tried a lot of different things) gain weight, but im extremely healthy, i have a nice lifestyle and my bloodtests are perfect, do you think that being skinny (but really healthy) will be a problem if I want to have surgery? or it does not matter that much? I know that a lot of you might no be doctors, i just want opinions, this worries me a lot

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 01:21:56 pm »
Why not call one of the surgeons that do that surgery and ask them.  The doctor and maybe one of his assistants could give you and idea of what they consider too thin or too heavy.  Plus, ask you family doctor who already knows your current and hopefully past medical records and situation.  I have a good trans friend who is in her 50's, 6'-1' and weighs about 130 pounds.  She is definitely thin.  She had BA and is planning on bottom surgery and her doctors have not made an issue so far over her weight.  My gut feeling is that you should have no problems, unless the surgeons need a little extra weight when creating the vagina and its accessories.  A call to them will help clarify it all for you.  Another thing to consider is that each doctor has their own opinion, so calling one of your chosen surgeons would be best to get a better answer.  Good luck and let us know what you find out.

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 01:38:20 pm »
Why not call one of the surgeons that do that surgery and ask them.  The doctor and maybe one of his assistants could give you and idea of what they consider too thin or too heavy.  Plus, ask you family doctor who already knows your current and hopefully past medical records and situation.  I have a good trans friend who is in her 50's, 6'-1' and weighs about 130 pounds.  She is definitely thin.  She had BA and is planning on bottom surgery and her doctors have not made an issue so far over her weight.  My gut feeling is that you should have no problems, unless the surgeons need a little extra weight when creating the vagina and its accessories.  A call to them will help clarify it all for you.  Another thing to consider is that each doctor has their own opinion, so calling one of your chosen surgeons would be best to get a better answer.  Good luck and let us know what you find out.

Allie.

Thank you so much for sharing this, I hope I have no problem Miss Allie, you've given me hope

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 02:15:54 pm »
I would go a ahead and ask.

https://www.livescience.com/36207-thin-patients-greater-risk-dying-surgery.html

They postulate that thin people may not have adequate protein for recovery.

I have this issue myself.  It is not easy, but I've gained 20 lbs or 1-1/2 stones so I now have a normal body weight.
During the summer when I get a lot of exercise I'll have four meals a day to prevent my weight from dropping.

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2020, 05:15:01 pm »
I've never heard of doctors turning someone away for being underweight, but just ask. Honestly, if anything they're going to be concerned with your eating habits and how healthy you are overall. If that's all good, I think you'll be fine. Eat lots of tacos and good luck! :-)

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2020, 07:51:55 pm »
Hi there,

I am a transsexual young lady who is willing to have srs but im also one of those people that CAN'T and im serious when I say CAN'T (if tried a lot of different things) gain weight, but im extremely healthy, i have a nice lifestyle and my bloodtests are perfect, do you think that being skinny (but really healthy) will be a problem if I want to have surgery? or it does not matter that much? I know that a lot of you might no be doctors, i just want opinions, this worries me a lot

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2020, 07:53:00 pm »
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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 03:26:11 am »
I’ve heard of a minimum bmi limit of 15 for one surgeon. Are you below that?

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2020, 03:58:45 am »
I’ve heard of a minimum bmi limit of 15 for one surgeon. Are you below that?

No, Miss.

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2020, 05:55:36 am »
MoniqueChris,

It would help us if you gave us your height and weight. You can calculate your BMI from that and we can give you a definite answer.

There are some of us who are way underweight. Think of people with body dysphoric issues. I think we all may be familiar with this for one reason or another.

Some of us, no  matter how thin we are, see nothing but excess fat. These people see nothing wrong with losing even more weight. They describe themselves as healthy. They are not. They just don't see it as we do.

I know you have described yourself as healthy, but how can we help without height and weight?





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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2020, 06:37:55 am »
Hi MoniqueChris, welcome to Susan's Place!

The most important thing to remember is that no one here is qualified to help you no matter what your BMI is. That's a matter that is strictly between you and your surgeon.

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2020, 06:47:43 am »
MoniqueChris,

It would help us if you gave us your height and weight. You can calculate your BMI from that and we can give you a definite answer.

There are some of us who are way underweight. Think of people with body dysphoric issues. I think we all may be familiar with this for one reason or another.

Some of us, no  matter how thin we are, see nothing but excess fat. These people see nothing wrong with losing even more weight. They describe themselves as healthy. They are not. They just don't see it as we do.

I know you have described yourself as healthy, but how can we help without height and weight?

I am  mentally healthy, too,  i have got not eatin' disorders or anything like that, my imc is 16,8-17, my case is completely about metabolism

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Re: Weight and SRS
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2020, 01:27:21 pm »
Monique,

Metabolism issues can be important with regards to HRT.  I had a friend with a very unnatural metabolism issue and she had to be very careful with her HRT because it could get crazy for her if she took too much.  She was basically on low dose and was getting high dose results.  I am not sure how a metabolism disorder/issue may affect surgeries.  Again, just another reason to talk with your medical provider.  Good luck.

Allie
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