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Non-Binary Top Surgery Bellevue

If you don’t identify as a male or female, your self-perception might not match what you see when you look in the mirror or at pictures of yourself. This can lead to a condition known as gender dysphoria. The good news is non-binary top surgery may help. It’s designed to change the characteristics of your chest so that it’s not purely “male” or “female.” Dr. Kris Day, a board-certified Bellevue plastic surgeon with vast experience in gender-affirming surgeries, performs non-binary top surgery on patients in Bellevue and the surrounding area.

What is Non-Binary Top Surgery?

During non-binary top surgery, changes are made to the size, shape, and overall look of the chest. It can help you achieve a flatter, more masculine chest or a more feminine-shaped chest. Non-binary top surgery may be customized to meet your particular aesthetic goals so that your chest reflects the type of individual you identify as.

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Good Candidates for Non-Binary Top Surgery

If you consider yourself a transgender or non-binary individual, you might be a good candidate for non-binary top surgery, At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, we may recommend this procedure if you meet the following criteria:

  • You’re at least 18 years of age.
  • You’re coping with gender dysphoria and have documentation of it.
  • You’d like to feel more confident in your personal and professional life.
  • You wish to give your chest a more “feminine” or “masculine” appearance.
  • You’re in reasonably good health.
  • You have realistic expectations of results.

Benefits of Non-Binary Top Surgery

There are a number of benefits of non-binary top surgery. As with other gender-affirming procedures, it can reduce or resolve body dysphoria. Depending on your situation, it may also get rid of chest binders, which you might find uncomfortable, and allow you to participate in exercise or other physical activities more freely. Non-binary top surgery can also expand your clothing options and improve intimacy. Most importantly, however, it may give you the confidence boost you desire and deserve.

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What to Expect During Non-Binary Top Surgery

Non-binary top surgery is usually an outpatient procedure that takes less than a few hours to perform. You can expect your plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Day, to design a surgical plan that is tailored to your particular goals. For chest masculation, the plan may involve removing the breast tissue and overlying skin, contouring the chest to emphasize the pectoral muscles, or making the nipples and areolas smaller.

If chest feminization is your goal, non-binary top surgery may include a breast augmentation. Before the surgery begins, Dr. Day will mark the area for surgery on your chest to ensure the most natural-looking, symmetrical results possible. Once you wake up from the procedure, you’ll find dressings and stitches on your chest. You may also notice a chest binder or a surgical bra.

At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, we follow the World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards of care, which include the collection of a letter from a licensed mental health professional. This letter confirms that another clinician has diagnosed gender dysphoria and the patient’s desire to undertake an irreversible procedure. Dr. Day collaborates with these other medical professionals to ensure you receive the highest level of care possible.

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Recovering from Non-Binary Top Surgery

Since non-binary top surgery is so versatile, the recovery process varies greatly from person to person. However, bruising, swelling, and tenderness are normal and usually fade after about two weeks. Over-the-counter pain medications can help you manage any pain or discomfort that you experience.

You should expect to remove overlying dressings after 48 hours postoperatively. In addition, it’s important that you wear your chest binder or surgical bra at all times to reduce the risk of bleeding and fluid collection. It will likely take about one week for you to return to work and your daily routine.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Non-Binary Top Surgery

Before this procedure, your Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Kris Day, may advise you to stop smoking, avoid alcohol, and refrain from taking certain medications. You should also set up transportation to and from our surgical center in Bellevue.

Just like most procedures, non-binary top surgery comes with risks. These include anesthesia complications, lost or reduced sensation, and failed nipple graft. Fortunately, these risks are rare when the surgery is performed by a highly skilled Bellevue plastic surgeon like Dr. Day.

Your new chest will become more noticeable as your body goes through the healing process. In most cases, it takes approximately three months for the final results to appear.

If you’re taking hormone therapy, Dr. Day will advise you whether you need to stop it or continue. It all depends on your particular situation and the type of hormone therapy in question.