Miami surgeon uses TikTok to promote sex reassignment procedures to teens

  • Dr Sidhbh Gallagher is promoting the cross-sex surgeries she performs on the youth-dominated social media platform TikTok, according to a review by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • She addresses questions about “gender-affirming” surgeries, including mastectomies and genital surgeries, and criticizes efforts to restrict sex reassignment procedures among young people.
  • “Probably about 20% of my patients choose not to pinch. Now the reason some people do that is because that’s what’s going to be most rewarding for them,” she said in a video “Some people describe the dysphoria associated with the pinches themselves, and most people just want that clean look of the chest without pinching.”

Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher, a Miami-based plastic surgeon, is advertising the ‘gender-affirming’ surgeries she performs on teens on the youth-dominated social media app TikTok, according to a review by the Daily Caller. NewsFoundation.

Gallagher’s TikTok profile features hundreds of videos about the transgender-related surgeries she performs, some of which include photos or videos of her young patients showing mastectomy scars. Her videos are part of the pro-medicalization trend, affirming transgender people, encouraging young people on social media to pursue biomedical interventions.

@gendersurgeon #mtf #transgender #drgallagher #gallagherplasticsurgery #vagician #bottomsurgery #mtftrans #transwoman #fyp ♬ The Jump – Lil’ Kim

Gallagher’s website does not list age restrictions on its gender affirmation page and instead states that “it may well be far more detrimental to the patient to wait until age 18 to surgery,” although she claims candidates for “feminizing stocking surgery” should generally be over 18 in a video. (RELATED: Social media can influence young girls to become transgender. Here’s how)

Many of his videos answer questions from potential surgery patients, including how to initiate the process, how to prepare for surgery, whether to keep or remove their nipples after a mastectomy, and how fake testicles are made during genital surgery. . The videos mostly focus on double mastectomies, which she jokingly calls “the teet yeet,” and most of the patients she shares photos of on Facebook appear to be teenagers; she captioned a photo of a middle-aged patient, a rarity among her posts, “proving age is just a number.”

In a clip, Gallagher explains that after double-incision upper surgery with a free nipple graft, the most common “upper surgery” in the United States, the nipples are completely removed and then grafted, and sensation only returns for 80% of patients within a year after the procedure. In another, she explains how patients determine whether to keep their nipples or have them removed altogether.

“Probably about 20% of my patients choose not to pinch. Now the reason some people do that is because it’s going to be the most rewarding thing for them,” she said. “Some people describe the dysphoria associated with pinches themselves, and most people just want that clean look of the chest without pinching. A tip that patients have taught me is to look at a lot of results and just find what resonates with you and what you would find most affirmative.

In addition to mastectomies, his videos cover genital surgeries. In a TikTok, she explains that patients who want phalloplasty (the surgical construction of an artificial penis), it is possible to keep the vagina intact for certain operations, but the “standing to pee” surgery requires the removal of the vagina. vagina and uterus; hip-hop music is playing in the background of the video.

@gendersurgeon #ftm #topsurgery #drgallagher #transman #nonbinary #enby #topsurgery #drgallagher #ftmtrans ♬ Whenever it beats – Monica

Gallagher also uses her online platform to address her critics, whom she calls “transphobic” and “TERFS” (trans-exclusive radical feminists) and to complain about efforts to impose age restrictions on women. gender-related surgeries, which she calls “access control”. .” Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has moved to restrict sex reassignment procedures for minors in Florida, contrary to the Biden administration’s promotion of medical transitions for minors.

The videos shared by Gallagher are part of a larger online trend encouraging teens, many of whom are women, to embrace transgender identities and pursue biomedical interventions to present themselves as the opposite sex, including interventions surgical. TikTok, for example, is awash with videos of young people showing mastectomy scars, fundraising for transgender-related procedures and hormone medications and promoting the idea that common teenage woes are actually just signs of trouble. being trans and would be mitigated by the transition.

Gallagher did not respond to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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