. The patient must have good Body Mass Index. Their weight divided by the square of their height should give a value between 20 and 25. Being overweight won’t necessarily exclude a person from surgery, but a stable weight category definitely helps as the excess fat tissue in and around the operating area of the patient’s body only adds to the surgeon’s troubles.
. The patient must not have any sort of a bleeding disorder, high cholesterol, high BP, obesity, arthritis, diabetes, severe allergies, coronary and pulmonary diseases and severe depression.
. The patient needs to have a positive outlook and realistic expectations as no surgery is perfect. For example, many people who undergo Surgeries involving the Breast tissue start regretting it a few weeks after the surgery seeing the red, swollen area but they must understand that all this will eventually pass.
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Gender reassignment surgery is not ideal for you, if:
. You’re under 18 or above 60 year of age
. You’re under mental stress and are deemed incapable of making the right decision by a doctor
. Your therapist does not recommend you to undergo the surgery
. Your gender identity is too strong to change as can be determined by your therapist/doctor.