FTM Female to Male Surgery

Female-to-Male-Surgery

Many transgender people are uncomfortable with the appearance of their breasts.  For those who are assigned as female at birth but identify themselves as male, FTM Top surgery is an effective way to achieve a more masculinized chest.  Other women may be gender neutral and simply wish to appear be androgynous. They may just be uncomfortable with their breasts. For whatever reason, FTM top surgery may be a good fit for those who want to feel more self-confident in their own body.

There are three main types of surgeries performed to achieve this result. Whichever one you choose, we will work with you to achieve your desired result. We try to make the process as easy as possible. Here are the procedures we typically perform:

Keyhole

This procedure is best for transgendered men with small breasts. We make a small incision under the areola and use liposuction to remove breast tissue. The size of the areola stays the same and nerve sensation is usually maintained. The surgery lasts 2-3 hours.

Peri-areolar

This surgery is best for those with breast sizes up to a B cup. An incision is made around the areola’s perimeter. A larger circle is then made and the resulting skin is removed. We then remove the breast tissue and perform liposuction if needed. The skin is then brought together and reconnected. The surgery typically lasts 3-4 hours.

Double Incision

The double incision procedure is ideal for transgendered men with medium to large breasts. This involves using two horizontal incisions to open up the chest and remove breast tissue. Liposuction may be used to contour the breast. The nipples are then removed and reduced in size. They are then grafted onto the chest. Sometimes nerve sensation will remain; sometimes it won’t. There is no guarantee.

This surgery lasts 3-5 hours. In most procedures, drains and tubing are required for a week or so. This is not the case at McClean Clinic. We carefully monitor your progress without the use of these devices.

Make the Transition from Female to Male

If you are a transgendered male or simply want your chest to appear more masculine, letustake care of your needs. We have performed hundreds of these types of surgeries and will ensure your comfort and needs are the top priority. Call us today to see how we can improve your self-image 905-273-4888.

August 29, 2013
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