This is a direct quote of a post on the new "dead simple" trans forum. ( )


Let's start with the pros and cons, to get you interested.

+ You won't have to dilate for the rest of your life
+ Dryness and lack of lubrication won't be an issue
+ The vagina is reported to feel like a normal vagina
+ There will be more material to construct the outer genitals (which translates to better appearance/more sensitivity)
+ The surgery has already been done with a 90%+ success rate
+ The technique at earliest should be publicly available to trans women in about 5 years
+ The vagina is not at a weird angle like traditional SRS vagina (which get that way due to dilation)
+ No worries of hair inside the vagina!

- It'll be more expensive than traditional SRS
- Vaginal sensitivity may not be as high compared to traditional penile inversion techniques
- Post-op women may not be able to get this surgery
- The technique may not be out publicly for 5 years or longer.

Now that I've given the basics, let's get into the details.

The technique I'm talking about at this point is an awesome compromise for those who don't want traditional SRS, but don't want to wait indefinitely for the authentic female vagina, reproductive organs and all. For quick and dirty, I like to call it a cheek cell vagina. The name implies what it basically is. It's a vagina made out of... cheek cells!

The technique is originally being done on women with MRKH - basically, cis women with deformed vaginas and uteruses. For women with MRKH, the new technique involves taking some vaginal cells, cultivating them and making a graft that is stitched to the inner labia. The graft is kept in place with a wooden stent that is left in the vagina for about 3 weeks, at which point it can be removed. The entire procedure takes on average 18 minutes.

Now with trans women, how does this work? Since we don't have any vaginal cells to work with, cells from the inside of the cheek are taken and used to create a graft. Typically however, there is not enough material to create decent depth in one go, which is where cultivating the cells come in. Ideally, your cells are taken, cultivated in a lab, and then sent to your SRS surgeon when the time comes. Theoretically, a pre-op women would do the surgery in two steps. The first step will construct the outer vagina. After healing, the graft could then be stitched to the neo-vagina and a stent used to keep it from collapsing. Imagine going to Thailand and by the time you leave, you don't have to worry about ever dilating!

As for post-op women... if the surgery were possible for them, it would be an outpatient procedure. Go in.. sew the graft, stent... leave. However as mentioned before, traditional techniques would likely give more sensation than the cheek cell vagina (although... cis women do not have too many nerves in the vagina to begin with).

The material the cheek cell vaginas are made out of allows for optimal moisture, so dryness in the vagina will not be an issue. Since the tissue is also not a skin graft as traditional SRS is, it will not try to close up due to lack of dilating (at least not after the initial 3 weeks). There is also no risk of scrotal hair since the inside of your mouth is not hairy (if it is, you have some serious issues). On a side note, post-op trans women have claimed that their vagina take the form of psuedo vagina cells. Whether this is true or typical trans mythology is unknown... however, MRKH women have found that their grafts did indeed take such a form after a period of about 9-12 months. This may be the case because either the cells adapted to its new environment, or the original vaginal cells of the MRKH women began to form its way upwards into the graft. Therefore, it's hard to say what would happen if a trans woman were to get this surgery.

As for the surgery being put to use... as mentioned, it has already been done with a high success rate. The question is... when are SRS surgeons going to take it into practice? A reliable source has confirmed that there is already one doctor in the US who wants to do this operation trans women. The rest are seemingly unaware, or have no incentive to adopt the technique. Why? Well... if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If trans women are not going to demand from surgeons that superior techniques be used, and they're already making a huge profit and their customers are happy with what is (my opinion) mediocre stuff, what reason is there to improve? And hell, who knows how trans surgeons will feel about doing the surgery... how would you feel knowing you're about to give your patient a vagina that is much better than the one you have? Come on, we all know how much jealousy flies around in the trans community...

In any case, for this technique to be put into practice, doctors need to know there is a demand for it! By spreading awareness of this technique to both trans people and doctors worldwide, there is a better chance of the technique being available sooner. So if you've read this far... ask your questions, spread the word, and ask doctors if they are aware of this technique, and are willing to perform it. Course... if you plan on getting SRS right now, hey, go for it... but if you aren't able to afford it anytime soon or are willing to wait for something better, this technique may fill the gaps while we wait for that which nature gave the other half of the population.

The original poster did quote sources, but I can't be arsed to open them all up and copy the URLS to post.

Spread the word!