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Transgender Surgery In India: Navigating Transformation

Discover top-quality transgender surgery in India. Expert surgeons, compassionate care, and life-changing results await. Embrace your journey today.

  • Transgender Surgery

By Varsha Shetty

26th Mar '24

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Overview

For many transgender individuals in India, gender affirmation surgery represents a crucial step on their journey of self-discovery and belonging. However, navigating this path can be complex, and riddled with questions and challenges.

A 2019 study by the National Institute of Public Health estimated that around 48,000 transgender people underwent some form of gender-affirming surgery in India between 2016 and 2018.

A third gender was officially recognized by India's Supreme Court in 2014, opening the door for millions of persons to integrate into society. The decision attempts to grant Indian transgender a legal status, improved protection, and employment opportunities.

Well, you have come to the right place!

In India, transgender surgeries are performed by a team of experienced surgeons and medical professionals. The surgeries are typically done in specialized medical centers and hospitals. 

The cost of transgender surgery in India is generally lower compared to other countries, making it an affordable option for many people.

Let’s look at a few transgender surgery experts, hospitals, and costs in India.

Take charge of your health and your life. Contact us today!

Transgender Surgery Doctors in India

Transgender surgery doctors in Mumbai

Dr. Ajit Kumar Borkar

Dr. Ajit Kumar Borkar

  • Plastic Surgeon in Mahim, Mumbai
  • Memberships: Member of Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Years of Practice- 45 years 

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Dr. Samir Warty

Dr. Samir Warty

  • Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgery - S L Raheja Hospital, Mahim
  • Special interests include Abdominoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Mesolipolysis, plastic and reconstructive surgery etc.
  • Memberships - Indian Dental Association and American Association Of Orthodontists.
  • Years of Practice - 41 years.

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Dr. Prabha Yadav

Dr. Prabha Yadav

  • Head, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.
  • Special interests include microvascular surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery etc.
  • Executive Committee Member of ISRM (Indian Society for Reconstructive Micro-Surgery) and APSI (Association of Plastic Surgeons of India).
  • Years of Practice - 41 years.
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Transgender surgery doctors in Delhi 

Dr. Vineet Malhotra

Dr. Vineet Malhotra

  • Gender Reassignment specialist - VNA HOSPITAL.
  • Special interests include Male sexual disorder - Erectile dysfunction, Premature ejaculation, Male sexual wellness​​, Penile implant, Sexual dysfunction, Penis treatment, Pre-marital check & counseling, Prostate screening, etc.
  • Memberships - USI (Urological Society of India), AUA (American Urological Association), SASSM (South Asian society for sexual medicine),        ISSM (International society for sexual medicine), and Society for ambulatory surgeons of India
  • Years of Practice - 28 years.

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Dr. Vinod Kaul

Dr. Vinod Kaul 

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, Triventis Healthcare, Kalkaji.
  • Special interests include Bariatric (Gastric Bypass) Surgery, Breast Augmentation Surgery, Laparoscopic Sterilization, Preoperative treatment, and Pancreas transplantation etc.
  • Memberships - Delhi Medical Council, DMA (Delhi Medical Association), and IMA (Indian Medical Association).
  • Years of Practice - 46 years.

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Dr. Manika Khanna

Dr. Manika Khanna 

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, Gaudium IVF &Gynac Solution, Janakpuri.
  • Special interests include Infertility teatment, Laparoscopic Surgeon etc.
  • Memberships - ESHRE (The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) and ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine).
  • Years of Practice - 27 years.

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Transgender surgery doctors in Bangalore

Dr. Girish Nelivigi

Dr. Girish Nelivigi

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, ReSCUE - The Urology Center, Rajaji Nagar. 
  • Special interests include Pediatric Urology, Kidney Stone Treatment, Urethral Stricture, Prostate biopsy, Orchidectomy, and Microsurgical Varicocelectomy, etc.
  • Memberships - USI (Urological Society Of India.
  • Years of Practice - 30 years.

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Dr. Shrinivas R P

Dr. Shrinivas R P

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, Manipal Hospital, Whitefield. 
  • Special interests include treatment of Bladder cancer, Kidney cancer, Kidney stone, Urinary infection, Prostate cancer, Kidney transplant, Stress incontinence, etc.
  • Memberships - USI (Urological Society Of India), Karnataka Medical Council, and UICC-ICRETT fellowship, University of Southern California, LA.
  • Years of Practice - 22 years.

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Dr. K S Shiva Kumar

Dr. K S Shiva Kumar

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, MShree Srinivasa Uro Care, Indira Nagar.
  • Special interests include Urology, Andrology, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexology, etc.
  • Memberships - IMA (Indian Medical Association), Bangalore Urological Society, and USI (Urological Society of India).
  • Years of Practice - 27 years.

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Transgender surgery doctors in Chennai

Dr. Sridev Barathan

Dr. Sridev Barathan

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, Parvathi Nursing Home, K K Nagar.
  • Special interests include IVF, IUI, Artificial Insemination, Andrology, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Embryo & Egg Donor Program, etc.
  • Memberships - MACE (Manipal Academy of Clinical Embryologists), Academy Of Clinical Embryologists, MCI (Medical Council Of India), and Tamilnadu Medical Council.
  • Years of Practice - 31 years.

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Dr. Parimalam Ramanathan

Dr. Parimalam Ramanathan

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, London Harley Street Women & Fertility Centre, Perungudi. 
  • Special interests include  IVF, IUI, Cervical Cerclage, Unilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Hysterectomy (Abdominal/Vaginal), etc.
  • Memberships - RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics &Gynaecology), BMS (British menopause society), ASRM (American Society of Reproductive medicine), BFS (British Fertility Society), ISUOG (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics &Gynaecology), and FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric &Gynaecological Society of India).
  • Years of Practice - 29 years.

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Dr. Preethi P

Dr. Preethi P

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, Prime OBG Women Speciality, Thiruvanmiyur.
  • Special interests include  IVF, IUI, Andrology, Laparoscopic Ovarian cyst Removal Polyopectomy, Male and Female Fertility enhancing Surgery, etc.
  • Memberships - IMA (Indian Medical Association, FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India), ISAR (Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction), TAPISAR (Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Chapter of India Society for Assisted Reproduction), and ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine).
  • Years of Practice - 33 years.

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Transgender surgery doctors in Kolkata

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Dr. Purushottam Sah

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, Nightingale Hospital, Shakespeare Sarani.
  • Special interests include Gynecology, Andrology, Sexology, and Infertility etc.
  • Memberships - IMA (Indian Medical Association) and ISSM (International Society for Sexual Medicine).
  • Years of Practice - 41 years.

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Dr. Ranjana Tibrewal

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, The Apollo Clinic, Prince Anwar Shah Rd.
  • Special interests include Caesarean Section (C Section), Laparoscopic Surgery, Adolescent Gynecological Problems, Menopausal problems, Breast Problems Hysteroscopy, etc.
  • Memberships - Bengal Obstetrics And Gynecology Society, Executive Committee Member ISOPARB (Indian Society Of Perinatology And Reproductive Biology).
  • Years of Practice - 21 years.

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Dr. Ramna Banerjee

Dr. Ramna Banerjee

  • Specializes in Gender Reassignment, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Canal Road.
  • Special interests include Caesarean Section (C Section), Mirena (Hormonal Iud), Essure System, Hysteroscopy Laparoscopic Surgery, Cervical Cerclage, Hysterectomy (Abdominal/Vaginal) etc.
  • Memberships - RCOG (The Royal College Of Obstetricians And Gynaecologists); UK, GMC (General Medical Council;UK, BSCCP (The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology); UK, and West Bengal Medical Council.
  • Years of Practice - 23 years.

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Don’t worry! Below we have listed some excellent hospitals for people seeking a transgender operation in India.

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Transgender Surgery Hospitals In India

Transgender Surgery Hospitals in Mumbai

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Reviews by 269 Employees | AmbitionBox

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

  • Established in 2009. Accredited by the JCI (Joint Commission International) and NABH (the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers), (NABL) National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, India, and CAP (College of American Pathology) Accreditation, USA.
  • Possesses a Full-Time Specialist System (FTSS) that guarantees quick access to committed specialists who are only affiliated with KokilabenDhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
  • It is the first hospital in India to use a 3-room IMRIS (Intra-operative MRI Suite), a non-moving imaging and diagnostic tool.

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S L Raheja Fortis Hospital

S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai

  • Established in 1981, it has been accredited by NABH and NABL.
  • S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, a super specialty hospital is situated in Mahim's environs.
  • It is famous for providing top-notch care in a number of specialties, including oncology, orthopedics, spine, neurology, cardiology, and limited-access surgery.

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Fortis Hospital, Mulund West, Mumbai

Fortis Hospital, Mulund West, Mumbai

  • Founded in 2002 and Fortis, Mulund, has received 4 JCI and 1 NABH accreditation.
  • Since its founding in 1996, Brand Fortis has built more than 55 facilities to provide healthcare services both inside and outside of India.
  • The specialties available include, Cardiac surgery, nephrology, urology, neurosciences, digestive care, orthopedics, emergency and critical care.

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Transgender Surgery Hospitals in Delhi

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital  Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi

  • Established in 1951
  • Accreditions:  OHSAS 18001:1999, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 15189:2007, NABH and NABL.
  • Multispeciality hospital with state-of-the-art facilities and technology.
  • One of India's finest hospitals.

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Max Super Speciality Hospital  Patparganj, Delhi

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, Delhi

  • Founded in 2005
  • Accredited by NABH & NABL.
  • Specialties: Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, dental care, ENT, cancer care, cardiac surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics etc.
  • The first hospital in India to be awarded "Stage 6" by HIMSS.  

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals  Sarita Vihar, Delhi

  • Founded in 1996 
  • JCI and NABL accredited.
  • Provides 115 telemedicine facilities, 10,000 beds spread over 64 hospitals, over 2,200 pharmacies, and more than 100 primary care & diagnostic clinics spanning 9 countries.
  • 52 specialties are housed under one roof

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Transgender Surgery Hospitals in in Bangalore

Manipal Hospital  Old Airport Road, Bangalore

Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road, Bangalore

  • Founded in 1991, Manipal Hospital has received accreditions from NABH, NABL (ISQUA), and AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of the Human Research Protection Programs).
  • Listed in the top 5 health facilities in the study "INDIA'S MOST CARING HOSPITALS."
  • Won the Golden Peacock National Quality Award - 2005 in the category of Services.

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Fortis Hospital

Fortis Hospital

  • Founded in 2006, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore (Bannerghatta Road),  accredited through the JCI (Joint Commission International), NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) and MTQUA (Medical Travel Quality Alliance).
  • MTQUA has ranked it at No. 3 among the top hospitals in the world and No. 1 in India for medical tourism.
  • Numerous awards have been given to the hospital, including the Asian Patient Safety Award, the AHPI Award, the Global Marketing Excellence Award, the Healthcare and Social Care Support Award, the National Energy Conservation Award 2014, and the International Medical Tourism Accreditations for Excellence in Care. 

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Apollo Hospital Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

  • Founded in 2007, Apollo Hospital, Bangalore (Bannerghatta Road), is accredited by the JCI (Joint Commission International).
  • The "Minimal Access Surgery Centre" (MASC), which focuses on the use of minimally invasive surgical methods, is one of Apollo Hospitals' flagship centres of excellence in Bengaluru.
  • According to the 2013 Week A C Nielsen Best Hospital Survey, Apollo Hospitals is Bangalore's second-best multi-specialty hospital.

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Transgender Surgery Hospitals in Chennai

Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai

Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai

  • Founded in 1983
  • Accredited by the JCI and NABH.
  • The first hospital in India to offer advanced techniques in radiosurgery, stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Specialties: cancer, heart, bones, joints, and the spine; neurology;bariatric surgery; gastroenterology and colorectal surgery; ophthalmology; 

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Fortis Hospital, Adyar, Chennai

  • Founded in 1992
  • Accredited by NABH.
  • Provides comprehensive medical care in over 40 different specialties
  • State-of-the-art medical technology and committed patient care

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Apollo Speciality Hospital, Vanagaram, Chennai

Apollo Speciality Hospital, Vanagaram, Chennai

  • Established in 2013
  • Accredited by NABH.
  • Specialties: Cardiology, ENT, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology, Urology, Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, etc.
  • 260-bed hospital 
  • Contains ICU, MICU, SICU, PICU, NICU facilities,
  • A 24-hour emergency service accessible.

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Transgender Surgery Hospitals in Kolkata

Fortis Hospital - Anandapur, Anandapur, Kolkata

Fortis Hospital - Anandapur, Anandapur, Kolkata

  • Established in 2011
  • Accredited by NABH.
  • Provides a cutting-edge infrastructure and facility
  • Specialties: digestive care, emergency care, urology, neurosciences, nephrology, orthopedics, and critical care.
  • The MIC ,CCU ,recuperation and isolation beds, separate high-dependency units, make up the well-equipped ICU segment which houses over more than 70 beds.

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Salt Lake, Kolkata 

  • Established in 2003
  • Accredited with JCI
  • The first in introducing Novalis TX with Brain LAB, a pathbreaking technology in R (Radiation Therapy)
  • Launching the nations first Cellvizio System
  • Conducting East India's 1st Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis Replacement as well as first ever cadaver transplant.
  • The 2013 THE WEEK-A C Nielsen Best Hospital Survey named it as Kolkata's top multi-specialty hospital.

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Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital Ltd. Alipore Road, Kolkata

Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital Ltd. Alipore Road, Kolkata

  • Established in 1946
  • Accredited with NAHB.
  • Specialties: joint surgery, Spine surgery, Arthroscopy, reconstructive surgery, Deformity correction, and Joint replacements, kidney care, Nephrology, urology, surgical oncology, among others.
  • The only hospital with "Pharmacie-De-Qualitie" certification in Eastern India. 

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Now, let's take a look at how much money one needs when considering transgender surgery in India.

Transgender Operation Cost in India

Depending on the region of the country, SRS surgery in India can cost anywhere from USD5000 - USD10000, while some facilities offer treatments for far less.

Here is a list of Sex Change Surgery Costs in various cities in India.

City

Cost in USD (Min to Max)

Mumbai

2000 - 4500

Delhi

1500 - 6500

Bangalore

2000 - 5000

Chennai

1300 - 3700

Are you wondering why the gender change cost in India varies in different cities?

Here’s why…

Factors Affecting The Cost Of Gender Reassignment Surgery In India

Several factors can affect the cost of transgender surgery in India, including the type of procedure, the surgeon's experience and qualifications, and the location of the clinic or hospital.

Additionally, the cost may be influenced by the patient's overall health and any additional treatments or therapies that may be required. 

Factors such as the patient's insurance coverage and the availability of financing options may also play a role in determining the overall cost of the surgery.

So now you have an idea of what a gender reassignment surgery involves and how much the various surgeries may cost in India. 

You are probably wondering where the cost of transgender surgery in India stands when compared to a few other countries. 

Well, let’s find out!

Full Gender reassignment surgery cost – India vs other countries

CountryCost in USD
India5000 - 10000
ThailandUp to 15000
TurkeyUp to 25000
USAUp to 50000
UKUp to 80000

Types of Gender Reassignment Surgery in India & Their Cost

Let’s consider the various surgeries involved and male to female surgery cost in India. 

Gender Change in India

Male to female surgery in India - Top
SurgeryDescription

Breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation surgery typically involves making an incision in the breast, creating a pocket for the implant to be placed, and then inserting the implant into the pocket. 

Cost in USD: 1290 - 1940

Male to female surgery in India - Bottom
SurgeryDescription

Penectomy Surgery 

A penectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the penis.

Cost in USD:1100 - 1225

Orchiectomy surgery 

Removal of one or both testicles, which are the primary male reproductive organs that produce testosterone and sperm.

Cost in USD: 405 - 1010

Vulvoplasty 

Modifying the appearance and/or function of the vulva, the external female genitalia, which may include labiaplasty, clitoroplasty and others.

Cost in USD: 384 - 449

Zero-depth vaginoplasty 

The tissues of the penis and scrotum are rearranged to generate a vulva and a functioning urethra. A vaginal canal is not developed. 

Cost in USD: 513 - 641

Vaginoplasty

 Skin and tissue is taken from the penis to build both an outer and inner vagina. Your surgeon will employ a skin graft to build a new vaginal canal.

Cost in USD: 10,000 - 30,000

Hip Widening Surgery 

Procedure to cut and reshape the pelvis to increase the width of the hip bones and create a more feminine shape.

Cost in USD: 8000 - 11,000

Male to female surgery in India - Face feminization surgery
SurgeryDescription

Tracheal shave 

Surgical procedure that involves reducing the size of the thyroid cartilage (Adam's apple) to create a more feminine appearance of the neck.

Cost in USD: 650 - 700

Cheek Implantation Surgery 

Surgical procedure that involves the use of an implant to increase the volume of the cheeks to create a more feminine appearance.

Cost in USD: 897 - 1026

Jawline feminization surgery

Surgical procedure that involves reshaping the jaw and chin to create a softer, more rounded, and feminine jawline.

Cost in USD: 1034 - 1550. 

Forehead feminization surgery

A procedure that involves reshaping the forehead to reduce the size of the brow ridge, creating a more feminine contour.

Cost in USD: 4000 - 15000

Voice feminization surgery

A procedure that aims to alter the pitch and tone of the voice to sound more feminine through techniques such as laryngeal shaving or vocal cord reconstruction.

Cost in USD: 1026 onwards

But what if you are female by birth and identify yourself as male? 

Read on to assess the female to male surgery cost in India.

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Female to Male Surgery In India- Top

SurgeryDescription
Double incision with nipple graft  

A procedure that involves making two incisions along a medium-large chest, removing excess breast tissue and creating a more masculine chest shape, and then grafting nipples to complete the appearance.

Cost in USD: 3000-5000

Periareolar surgery 

A procedure that involves making an incision around the areola in a smaller chest, removing breast tissue and reshaping the chest to create a more masculine appearance.

Cost in USD: 2000-2500

Keyhole surgery 

A procedure that involves making a small incision around the areola of an extremely small chest, removing breast tissue and reshaping the chest to create a more masculine appearance, minimizing scarring.

Cost in USD: 2000-2500

Female to Male Surgery In India- Bottom

 SurgeryDescription
Hysterectomy 

A procedure that involves removing the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Cost in USD: 800-900

Vaginectomy 

A procedure that involves the removal of the vagina.

Cost in USD: 759-1266

Phalloplasty 

A procedure that involves the construction of a neophallus (artificial penis) and urinary tract using tissue from the patient's own body, such as the forearm or thigh.

Cost in USD: 2500-2600

Metoidioplasty 

A procedure that involves releasing the tissue of the clitoris, which has been stimulated to grow through hormone therapy, and repositioning it to create a defined phallus.

Cost in USD: 1000-1100

Facial Masculinization surgery

SurgeryDescription

Forehead Lengthening

A procedure that involves the surgical extension of the forehead to create a more masculine look.

Cost in USD: 1010-1150

Cheek implants

A procedure that involves the surgical insertion of an implant to increase the volume of the cheekbones and create a more masculine facial structure.

Cost in USD: Starts at 2200

Rhinoplasty 

A procedure that involves the surgical reshaping of the nose to create a more masculine look.

Cost in USD: 1076 on average

Jaw contouring 

A procedure that involves the surgical reshaping of the jawline to create a more masculine shape.

Cost in USD: 633 -1899

Does Insurance Cover The Cost Of Gender Reassignment Surgery In India?

The availability of gender reassignment surgery in addition to medical coverage has been an important requirement. According to a source, this option is provided with medical insurance coverage in various nations, including Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Brazil, among others.

Ayushman Transgender Health Insurance was launched by the Indian government on September 23, 2018. It was launched under the SMILE umbrella program (Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise). 

This gives each transgender person living in the rural poor the right to a 5-lakh-rupee insurance policy each year to cover the gender change operation cost in India.

The full health package includes insurance for all areas related to transition healthcare, including post-operative formalities. It can be used at both private and public health institutions.

You may be wondering about the success rate of transgender surgery in India. Let’s look at the statistics!

Success Rates of Transgender Surgery In India

The success rate of transgender surgery in India can vary depending on the persons overall health, specific procedure and the skill of the surgeon performing it. 

MTF Surgery Success Rate
 ProcedureSuccess Rate
 VaginoplastyBetween 80%-90%
 LabiaplastyBetween 80%-82%
 ClitoroplastyBetween 85%-90%
   
FTM Surgery Success Rate
 ProcedureSuccess Rate
 PhalloplastyBetween 65%-85%
 MetoidioplastyBetween 86%-91%
 Hysterectomy and oophorectomyBetween 90%-95%
   

Are you looking for a reliable yet cost-effective gender change surgery? India may an excellent choice for you.

Why choose India for transgender surgery?

India is one of the most preferred destinations for transgender surgery due to the following reasons:

Advanced medical facilities

  • Lower cost: The cost of transgender surgery in India is significantly lower compared to other developed countries. This can make it an affordable option for those who may not have access to the procedure elsewhere.
  • Qualified Surgeons: India has a number of qualified and experienced surgeons who are skilled in performing transgender surgery. Many of them have trained and practiced in western countries.
  • Advancement in technology: India is developing rapidly in the field of medical technology and has some of the most advanced medical facilities and equipment in the world.
  • Privacy and confidentiality: India offers a high level of privacy and confidentiality for patients who may not want to disclose their transgender status to their friends and family.
  • Cultural sensitivity: India has a long tradition of tolerance and acceptance of transgender individuals, which can make it a more comfortable and welcoming environment for patients seeking transgender surgery.

It's important to note that while India offers many benefits for transgender surgery, it's also important to thoroughly research and vet any surgeon you plan to use. 

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FAQs

FAQs

  • Is free gender reassignment surgery available in India?

A full package master for the transgender category is being put together by NHA (National Health Authority), encompassing the current Ayushman Bharat PMJAY programme (AB PM-JAY) and special packages like SRS (sex reassignment surgery) and treatment for transgenders.

As stated by the government, the national health insurance programme covers free and cashless treatment for 480,000 transsexual people.

Once decided, eligible transgender beneficiaries can receive free medical care and surgery at any hospital that has been appointed around the nation.

What are the documents needed for the gender change application?

  • Aadhar, Voter ID, or self-attested passport copies
  • Two self-certified passport-sized photos
  • A newspaper declaration in which the person's gender change has been reported
  • A sample proforma that has been properly signed by the candidate and two key witnesses
  • A statement confirming the authenticity of the information in the application
  • A letter of request to the authority along with the registration cost

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Question and Answers

I'm a 56 year old transgender female and I was taking hormones but had to stop because I just couldn't afford them anymore. I want to take the Opill birth control because of the progestin in it to help increase my breast size even though it will take time. My question to you is will taking the Opill birth control hurt me if I take it long term or will I be fine.

Other | 56

Starting the Opill birth control for breast enlargement can be risky. Use of birth control pills for a long time can cause problems such as high chances of blood clots, weight change, and emotional state. The hormone progestin in the pill can affect my levels of hormones. There are also claims that birth control pills made of progestin can affect the production of hormones. Consult your healthcare provider to make a safe decision and avoid risking negative consequences. 

Answered on 23rd May '24

Dr. Vinod Vij

Dr. Vinod Vij

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