MTF individuals are women who were assigned male at birth. Many MTF people who suffer from gender dysphoria might decide to do reconstructive surgeries. Construction of the vagina is one of the most sought-after operations.
After a vaginoplasty, there is a risk that the vagina becomes necrotic or retracts and will be closed again after six months. In order to induce new vascularization and to prevent the vagina from closing naturally through scarring, surgeons felt compelled to use various “homemade” implants (gloves filled with fabric, for example) that could be formed into more or less acceptable shapes.
Zephyr Surgical Implants, inventor and manufacturer of urinary and penile implants, but also FTM devices, understood the need for a new product designed for transgender women. This “expander” is an oblong silicone ball that fills with air. Thanks to its valve system, the expander can be filled according to the needs and the anatomy of each patient.
The ZSI expander facilitates vaginoplasty procedures and assures good scarring of the neovagina walls when the implant is used according to the surgeon’s recommendations.
Here, we explain how it works.
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ZSI is the only European manufacturer of artificial urinary sphincters and of malleable and inflatable penile implants, as solutions for male urological problems (incontinence), sexual complications (Erectile Dysfunction), and gender identity procedures (prostheses for trans men and women).