Suporn Watanyusakul

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Suporn Watan-yusakul
Other names Dr. Suporn
Residence Chonburi, Thailand
Alma mater Chiangmai University
Chulalongkorn University
Known for Suporn technique for vaginoplasty

Suporn Watanyusakul is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Chonburi Province, Thailand. He is considered by some to be a world leader in surgical procedures for transsexuals. He performs facial feminization surgery and male-to-female (MTF) sex reassignment surgery (SRS). [1]

Dr. Suporn's method differs from most MTF SRS in that he does not use the penile inversion method. He instead constructs the vaginal canal with scrotal skin and uses the penile tissues for the labia, clitoris, and other external features. A full thickness inguinal (groin crease) skin graft is used for the vaginal lining in cases where inadequate scrotal skin is available. Dr. Suporn's method generally yields a deeper neovagina than the more standard penile inversion technique[verification needed] and positions the areas of greatest sensitivity at the same locations as on genetic women. Suporn's form of vaginoplasty has been referred to as the Suporn technique. Dr. Suporn always retains the Cowper's gland or bulbourethral gland. In non-genetic females this bulbourethral gland is responsible for the thin, colourless lubricating fluid that is secreted during sexual arousal, which also adds to the natural lubrication.

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