Phalloplasty Hair Removal for F2M

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Hair removal and Phalloplasty for F2M

It is widely taken as public knowledge that individuals transition from one gender to another however it is believed that the vast majority of the general public see this as a transition from male to female, never generally considering that trans issues affect individuals who wish to move from female to male. For the majority of f2m individuals this is a positive for the majority of the time as it means transmen can conduct their day to day lives without their trans status being an issue. However this lack of public and professional knowledge can sometimes lead to difficulties in finding essential treatment without having to enter into long explanations.

The problem of hair removal both pre and post operatively for men undergoing phalloplasty is one such case. The need for hair removal is two-fold firstly from the surgical point of view if the hair is not removed prior to surgery the hair can cause post operative infections and complications, which can result in the need to revisit the theatre. Secondly, on a purely practical level who has the time or inclination to shave on a daily basis? Hair removal generally falls under the auspices of the beauty salon and wanting a chest or back wax wouldn’t be considered out of the ordinary. However how many therapists would be familiar with the processes involved with phalloplasty, let alone the how and the where?

Fortunately at Cristianos no explanations are necessary. Cristianos Laser Clinic Ltd have a wealth of experience in treating trans men and women and have been commissioned by several PCT’s to provide treatment for hair removal of this nature funded by the NHS. We have been able to work closely with Mr Ralph’s team to perfect the process for clients both pre and post phalloplasty. Coming to Cristianos means that you can have the confidence that we are working together with the Healthcare Professionals caring for your needs. This collaboration between professionals means that we not only have an understanding of the stages of treatment and work we are required to perform but also that the client can be comfortable in the knowledge that no complicated explanations are necessary. Collaboration between professional’s leads to quality assured treatment and care.


NHS Funding is available for guys who need to have hair removed from the donor skin tissue in preparation for phalloplasty. If the tissue is not cleared of hair prior to surgery hair balls may form in the new urethra and cause infection post surgery, which can result in the need for further visits to theatre. Funding is available through the Exceptional Cases Criteria and is accessible on an individual basis. Cristianos Laser Clinic Ltd. is a name well known for its exceptional commitment to the Trans community and having worked closely with Mr Ralph and Mr Christopher’s team Cristianos expertise in the preparation of donor site tissue prior to phalloplasty is unrivaled. In recognition of the specialist nature of this work Cristianos can, in many cases apply directly for funding on the clients behalf. However it must be stressed that hair removal must be planned well ahead.

Remember it is your right to choose what kind of hair removal you have and to whom you trust your treatment and care regardless of which GIC you may be attending. You can self refer to Cristianos by email or freephone 0800 0850661