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FTM Top Surgery

What is FTM Top Surgery?

FTM Top Surgery, also known as female-to-male chest reconstruction surgery, is a transformative procedure designed for individuals transitioning from female to male or for non-binary individuals seeking a more masculine chest appearance. This surgery involves the removal of breast tissue and the reshaping of the chest area to create a flatter, more traditionally masculine chest contour. Depending on the individual’s body and desired outcomes, the procedure can vary from the removal of a small amount of breast tissue to a more extensive reconstruction involving skin reduction, nipple resizing, and repositioning.
Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery and Dr. Day take into consideration each patient’s unique anatomy, transition goals, and health status to ensure the most natural and satisfying results. The process includes a thorough consultation to discuss expectations, procedure options, and post-operative care. FTM Top Surgery is not only about altering physical appearance; it is a crucial step for many in aligning their outer selves with their gender identity, significantly impacting their confidence and quality of life. Patients can expect compassionate, expert care throughout their surgical journey, from initial consultation to post-operative follow-up, ensuring a supportive path towards achieving their desired chest appearance.

Bring any relevant medical records, a list of questions for dr. Day, and a list of current medications and supplements.

Good Candidates for FTM Top Surgery

For those experiencing discomfort or dysphoria related to their chest area and seeking alignment with their gender identity, Dr. Day offers this transformative procedure. Candidates should be in good overall health, possess a clear understanding of the procedure and its outcomes, and maintain realistic expectations about the results. Additionally, stable mental health and adherence to the recommended period of living in their identified gender role, as advised by healthcare professionals specializing in transgender care, are essential criteria for candidacy. With Dr. Day’s expertise and personalized approach, patients can achieve a chest appearance that reflects their true identity and enhances their overall well-being.

Benefits of FTM Top Surgery

FTM Top Surgery is a significant procedure for those transitioning from female to male, focusing on reshaping the chest to better align with their gender identity. Under the care of surgeons like Dr. Kritopher M. Day, this surgery aims to provide both physical and psychological benefits, substantially improving the quality of life for individuals undergoing this transformation.

What to Expect During
FTM Top Surgery

FTM Top Surgery typically entails making incisions around the areolas, in the inframammary fold, or along the chest crease. With precision, excess breast tissue is delicately removed, and chest contours are sculpted to achieve a flatter, more masculine appearance. Under Dr. Day’s expertise, this surgical procedure aims to align physical features with each patient’s gender identity, fostering greater confidence and well-being.

Recovering From
FTM Top Surgery

Recovery from FTM Top Surgery progresses through several stages, with initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising managed by prescribed pain medication and compression garments under the guidance of Dr. Day. Patients must diligently adhere to post-operative instructions, including activity restrictions, to promote proper healing. While light activities may resume within weeks, complete recovery and the emergence of final results typically unfold over several months as swelling subsides and chest contours settle. Dr. Day schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress and provide guidance on scar management techniques. Prioritizing self-care is crucial for ensuring a smooth and successful recovery, ultimately leading to a confident and fulfilling post-operative experience.

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Results From Your FTM Top Surgery

Following FTM Top Surgery performed by Dr. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, patients can anticipate a flatter, more masculine chest contour that harmonizes with their gender identity and desired physical appearance. Through meticulous removal of breast tissue and precise reshaping of the chest, patients often achieve a smoother and more defined chest appearance, with reduced prominence of the nipple-areolar complex. While individual results may vary based on factors such as skin elasticity, body composition, and surgical technique, most patients experience a significant improvement in chest aesthetics and a reduction in gender dysphoria. Dr. Day’s expertise ensures personalized care and optimal outcomes, empowering patients to embrace their true selves with confidence and pride.

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Frequently Asked Questions About FTM Top Surgery

FTM Top Surgery is a gender-affirming surgical procedure designed for transgender men and non-binary individuals. It involves removing breast tissue to create a more masculine chest contour.

Eligibility often includes individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria, but Dr. Day also considers those who identify as male or non-binary without a formal diagnosis. A consultation is necessary to determine individual eligibility.

Preparation may include quitting smoking, avoiding certain medications, and arranging for post-surgery care. Dr. Day will provide detailed instructions based on your specific case.

Recovery times vary but typically involve several weeks of reduced activity. Dr. Day will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

Bring any relevant medical records, a list of questions for Dr. Day, and a list of current medications and supplements.

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks such as infection, scarring, and anesthesia complications. Specific risks and how to minimize them will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.

Scarring is a natural part of the healing process, but Dr. Day employs techniques to minimize and strategically place scars. Their appearance typically improves over time.

While initial changes are noticeable immediately, the final results may take several months to a year as swelling decreases and scars mature.

Costs vary depending on the surgical technique and other factors. A detailed quote will be provided after your consultation.