Transgender Surgery: FTM Top Surgery
Getting the right care when you’re transgender can be difficult. We’re pleased to offer both FTM (female to male) and MTF (male to female) transgender top surgery. Dr. Reid is a member of WPATH and has extensive experience with transgender patients and top surgery, making him a leader in the field. Schedule a consultation to get answers to all of your questions about transgender top surgery. We understand that this can be an exciting, difficult, and emotional process and are excited to support you during your transition.
FTM top surgery, or chest masculinization surgery, is one transgender top surgery option that we offer here at Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre. Keep reading to learn more about this transformational procedure.
What Is FTM Top Surgery?
FTM top surgery transforms a feminine chest with breasts, into a flatter, more masculine-appearing chest. It is so much more than just breast removal surgery, however. Our goal isn’t just a flat chest, but rather an overall masculine shape. FTM top surgery includes:
- Removal of most breast tissue and excess skin
- Removal of the inframammary fold (fold under the breast)
- Nipple/areola reduction and repositioning.
We have several options available to accomplish this and will choose the surgical methods best suited to your anatomy and goals. The best way to learn about your options is to schedule an in-person consultation.
Factors that Complicate FTM Top Surgery
FTM top surgery is a very complex procedure and requires a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon for the best results. Getting things right the first time is very important as previous surgeries can complicate FTM surgery and decrease the quality of the end result.
Several factors make FTM top surgery complex including:
- Poor skin elasticity– Often caused by years of breast binding
- Breast size– Larger breasts can be more difficult to work with during top surgery. Typically patients with larger breasts require longer, more visible incisions.
- Patient goals
Revision After FTM Top Surgery
Need for revision surgery is uncommon but may include removal of “dog ears” (little flaps of skin sticking out from the side of the chest, often in the armpits), touch-up liposuction, nipple reduction, etc. Usually, these revisions are simple and can be performed in-office without downtime. These little tweaks help us to achieve your ideal chest appearance.
Get the body you were meant to have. Contact our offices to schedule your transgender surgery consultation. We want to help you feel comfortable in your body and appearance.