Drug Lawsuit Source Infographic Shows the Costs of Transgender Surgery
Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner: What does it cost for a sex change operation?
Jun 24, 2015, 11:08 ET
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drug Lawsuit Source, an informational website on drug complications, has published the first Costs of Transgender Surgery Infographic. The graphic shows the different surgeries involved in gender transformation and the average cost in U.S. dollars for each surgical procedure.
The news of Bruce Jenner's recent transgender surgery has taken this previously private surgery to the public mainstream. "Transgender surgery is certainly not new, but Bruce's journey to Caitlyn has been positive and her gender transition may encourage other brave souls to embark on the same journey," said infographic creator and attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire.
Our infographic lists the costs of the individual surgeries most commonly used for gender transformation. These costs were taken from a number of different sources, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. The highest expenses are for the facelift, breast implants, and vaginoplasty. There are additional costs for anesthesia services, hospitalization, and medications. Total transformation can easily cost in excess of $100,000.00 in the United States.
As with every surgery, there are potential risks and complications that can lead to additional medical treatment and care. These costs are not included in the infographic and can be significant. And, of course, there are no full satisfaction guarantees with any procedure.
In addition to the surgeries, there are other related expenses involved in the sex change process. These include laser hair removal, voice training, psychosocial counseling, and beauty products. In addition, there is the expense of hormonal therapy. This therapy has its own potential drug complications, including increasing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular problems.
For "a woman trapped in a man's body," transgender surgery is the ultimate way to transform to a happy and fulfilling life. The cost of gender transition is sizeable, but to many it is money well spent. Some cities and universities are now paying for the cost of gender transformation surgery so this will create more opportunities for those interested to undergo the full sex change process.
Drug Lawsuit Source encourages the use and re-use of this infographic to provide information to the public about transgender surgery costs and to further the intellectual dialogue on this important topic. Contact Matthew McDaniel at [email protected] for more information.
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