Advanced gender affirmation surgeries frequently involve flaps and grafts, which are prone to challenges in healing. When tissue is mobilized and moved to another body area, it interrupts 90% of the blood supply, which can easily lead to failure. All such surgeries have some degree of failure in healing, with a significant percentage of these failures being catastrophic.
Flaps and Grafts in FTM Bottom Surgery
At 8th Element Hyperbaric Medicine, we are thrilled for our patients who experience far superior results in healing, less visible scars, smoother, more natural results, and a reduced risk of complications. The flaps and grafts used in these gender affirmation surgeries to create a realistic result may come from the forearm, thigh, or side of your body. The skin, fat, muscle, nerves, arteries, and veins are all transferred during the surgery.
These complex surgeries are typically staged, requiring several surgeries to achieve the final goal. Unfortunately, these procedures are also some of the most prone to infections or other complications. Undergoing HBOT after each phase will speed recovery and help you avoid the common complications and revision surgery.