How Long Does it Take to Transition?
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
Trust us, rushing your MTF gender transition may negatively impact you. Don’t rush, and make sure you understand that what you’re doing will take time. Keep reading to learn more about timelines and what you can expect.
We’re all different, and so it’s silly to think that every person who is transgender must follow the same path. In fact, some transgender people transition socially, hormonally, and others get surgery to transition their body to the gender they align with.
Depending on where you are in life, you may be able to transition as quickly as you and your physician feel comfortable. If you are waiting to raise funds or are still waiting to come out to your family, you may have a longer timeline ahead of you.
You may choose to have breast implants, “bottom surgery” (where your genitals are aligned with your gender), or facial feminization surgery to give your face a more slim, feminine look. Additionally, you may choose to undergo laser hair removal, a brow lift, cheek implants, or other treatments later on. Each of these require their own timeline.
Some things may never feel completely “right,” such as your voice. The voice is a typically hard thing to master, and some say that transitioning when you’re older may mean a harder time adopting a feminine-sounding voice. It’s true that there are other factors at play when it comes to voice, such as power. Understanding the power of gender and language is key, as well. You may notice that women tend to apologize more in a work meeting before introducing an idea, for example. While we don’t think women need to apologize for speaking, it is something to take into account.
Remember, no timeline is perfect. Whatever works for you is the best way to go, so don’t worry if someone else is working on a different timeline. Likewise, don’t feel that you can only have certain procedures done in the winter. These things take time, so when you’re ready, take the plunge. If you want to learn more, please call us to schedule a consultation.
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