Jessica Alves has revealed she has had gender reassignment surgery in Bangkok and said she feels ‘born again.’
The 37-year-old who spent six hours on the operating table on February 17 said she is recovering well and feeling comfortable and told MailOnline her family have been incredibly supportive of her decision to get surgery.
The procedure cost £13,700 and Jess said she feels like she can finally be herself after being born into the wrong body.
‘I feel born again’: Jessica Alves, 37, revealed on Friday she has had gender reassignment surgery in Bangkok and 광주 성형외과 said it has given her the confidence to ‘find love and be intimate’
Happy: The procedure cost £13,700 and Jess said she feels like she can finally be herself after being born into the wrong body – pictured having a pre-operation check
She said: ‘It feels like I have been born again at the age of 37.
I love my new vagina, it a little swollen but it is very cute.
‘I am now able to start my new life as a happy woman. In three months, I will be able to use it sexually!
‘My new vagina will definitely give me the confidence to date and be intimate with someone.’
Operating theatre: Dr.Kamol Pansritum M.D.preformed the surgical technique at Kamol Cosmetic Hospital (pictured)
The gender affirmation procedure is called Penile-Peritoneal Vaginoplasty.
Dr.Kamol Pansritum M.D.preformed the surgical technique at Kamol Cosmetic Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.
Her abdominal (peritoneal) lining was used to create her vagina.
The modern technique is also used on women who are born without a vaginal canal.
Making memories: Jessica had to quarantine for 광주 성형외과 two weeks before her procedure but found a little time to go sight-seeing before being operated on
Past life: Jessica shot to fame due to her multiple plastic surgeries when she was living as a man, 광주 성형외과 attracting a huge social media following and worldwide fame (pictured September 2018)
Jessica, who found fame as TV star The Human Ken Doll, explained: ‘I went to this hospital because it is one of the best in the world for transgender people.
‘The peritoneal tissue used is very similar to a vagina as it is elastic and self-lubricates.
‘This modern technique doesn’t demand a lifetime of dilation unlike the other options of penile inversion or using the colon.