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Female to Male Top Surgery

Top surgery is a restructuring surgery conducted on the torso for those wanting to change the height, shape and general appearance of the chest. This procedure is normally done by a cosmetic surgeon who has advanced expertise in transgender or gender-based surgery.

Female-to-male (FTM) involves removing breast fat and contouring the torso to reflect a smooth, masculine, or manly look.

Female to Male Top Surgery

Female-to-male top surgery is classified as subcutaneous mastectomy, although various procedures are used. The client’s breast size and physical build define which methodology is suitable.

Double Incision Technique

Double incision with nipple grafting, also defined as bilateral mastectomy with nipple grafting, is usually prescribed for patients with wider breasts and bodies. Key details include:

  • This particular treatment also results in reduced nipple sensitivity and increased scarring.
  • This operation is usually an outpatient process that requires between 3 to 4 hours for all the physician to perform.
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Periareolar Incision Technique

Periareolar top surgery, also recognized as peri or circumareolar, is a treatment usually prescribed for patients with smaller chest sizes (A or B breast sizes) prior to the surgery.

This treatment is typically an outpatient procedure that takes between 3 and 5 hours to complete.

Some people are likely to retain all or most of the nipple sensitivity after recovery—though the vast majority of people encounter diminished nipple sensitivity in the weeks immediately following surgery.

Although periareolar top surgery gives you less noticeable and less severe scarring, patients need modifications to reach a fully flat chest in about 40-60 percent of cases.

Preparing for The Surgery

There are a variety of things you can do to prepare for top surgery. Most of the tips include:

Stop drinking in the week immediately prior to the surgery. If you are a smoker, it is advised that you quit three weeks before surgery. Since smoking will disrupt and cause issues during recovery.

Cost and Payment Options

Female to male top surgery is a highly personalized procedure. There are a variety of factors that need to be considered when determining the cost of the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Mofid can let you know what the expected cost of your female to male top surgery will be. Financing options are available through CareCredit and Alphaeon.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your female to male top surgery in San Diego. Dr. Mark Mofid is a board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing our patients with personalize care and outstanding results.