For non-binary individuals, Dr. Angela Rodriguez and the team at ART Surgical are able to perform the following procedures.

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What is bottom surgery?

Bottom surgery refers to the work done to change the patient’s lower body, which includes vulvoplasty/minimal depth vaginoplasty/zero-depth vaginoplasty, vaginoplasty, phallus-preserving vaginoplasty, and labiaplasty/vaginal revision.

Phallus-Preserving Vaginoplasty

This procedure forms a functioning vagina but does not remove the penis.


Minimal-depth or zero-depth vaginoplasty will result in the formation of a functional vulva, but not a vaginal canal.

Vagina-Preserving Phalloplasty

This surgery creates a new phallus and maintains the vagina.

Non Binary FAQ

What is nullification in the context of non-binary surgeries?

Nullification is a surgical procedure aimed at removing or altering specific genital characteristics without necessarily aligning them with binary male or female genitalia. It is chosen by some non-binary individuals who do not desire traditional male or female genitalia.

What does the nullification procedure involve?

The nullification procedure typically involves removing specific genital tissue or altering it to create a more neutral or non-binary appearance. The exact techniques and procedures used may vary based on individual goals and surgeon expertise.

Can nullification surgery be reversible?

Nullification surgery is typically considered irreversible as it involves altering or removing genital tissue. It’s important to have a thorough discussion with your surgeon about the potential outcomes, risks, and long-term implications before making a decision.

Are there any non-surgical options for nullification?

Non-surgical options for nullification may include the use of clothing, padding, or prosthetics to achieve a desired non-binary genital appearance. These options provide temporary solutions and are not permanent alterations.

What are the factors to consider before undergoing nullification surgery?

Factors to consider before undergoing nullification surgery include personal goals, mental and emotional readiness, understanding the potential physical and psychological implications, and seeking support from qualified healthcare professionals experienced in non-binary healthcare.

Can non-binary individuals access gender-affirming surgeries?

Yes, non-binary individuals can access gender-affirming surgeries. The specific procedures will depend on the individual’s desired physical changes and gender affirmation goals. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider experienced in providing care for non-binary individuals.

Do non-binary individuals need to choose a binary gender for surgery?

No, non-binary individuals are not required to choose a binary gender for surgery. Surgeons specializing in transgender healthcare can work with non-binary individuals to create a personalized treatment plan that respects and supports their gender identity.

Are there any age restrictions for non-binary surgeries?

Age restrictions for non-binary surgeries may vary depending on the specific procedure, regional regulations, and individual circumstances. It’s essential to consult with qualified healthcare professionals who can provide guidance tailored to your situation.

Can non-binary individuals undergo gender-affirming surgeries without hormone therapy?

Yes, non-binary individuals can choose to undergo gender-affirming surgeries without hormone therapy. The decision to undergo hormone therapy is personal and depends on individual preferences and goals.

Want to learn more about the procedures for non-binary individuals and how Dr. Angela Rodriguez will guide you through the process?