FTM top surgery is a personalized procedure that involves a subcutaneous mastectomy to remove breast tissue and contour the chest with surgery. Our plastic surgeons offer this life-affirming surgery to help you achieve a masculinized chest that conforms to your true identity. At Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL, we can transform your overall appearance with FTM top surgery and other masculinization procedures.
The Life-Affirming Value of a Masculine Chest
For many transgender individuals, achieving a masculine chest through FTM top surgery is a deeply meaningful and life-affirming experience. It goes beyond aesthetics; it’s about finding alignment with one’s true self. The removal of breast tissue and reshaping of the chest can alleviate the emotional pain of gender dysphoria, boost self-esteem, and empower individuals to live authentically. Our plastic surgeons are committed to helping you achieve remarkably naturalized results that look and feel authentically you.
Reasons to Consider FTM Top Surgery:
- Alleviate gender dysphoria
- Achieve a more authentic gender identity
- Improve self-esteem and body confidence
- Enhance psychological well-being
- Empowerment through self-expression
- Greater comfort in personal relationships
The FTM Top Surgery Techniques
Depending on the size and amount of breast tissue that needs removing, there are three methods that our surgeon may use. Our surgeons will carefully evaluate your goals and examine the amount of excess breast tissue to recommend the most appropriate technique.
Keyhole & Periareolar Method
For patients with small to medium chests, two common FTM top surgery techniques are the keyhole and periareolar methods. In the keyhole method, small incisions are made, and breast tissue is removed through these minimally invasive openings. Conversely, the periareolar method involves creating a ring-shaped incision around the areola, with a larger circular incision around it for tissue removal before closure.
Double Incision with Nipple Grafts
Ideal for individuals with larger or medium-sized chests, the double incision with nipple grafts technique involves two horizontal incisions beneath the pectoral muscles. The natural nipple is removed and resized to achieve the desired proportions before being grafted onto the chest. This method offers effective chest contouring and allows for precise customization, making it a suitable choice for those seeking a more significant alteration in their chest structure.
Inverted-T Top Surgery
Inverted-T top surgery is a surgical option for individuals with moderate to large chest sizes. This method involves creating incisions in the shape of an inverted T or anchor pattern, including a vertical incision down the chest’s midline and a horizontal incision along the chest fold. It does not involve nipple grafting. Instead, the nipple-areola complex is resized and repositioned to achieve a more masculine chest contour while preserving nipple sensation.
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FTM top surgery ultimately provides transgender patients with a chest that aligns with their self-expression and true identity. This surgery will improve your quality of life and improve your happiness with your body so you can achieve the goals you’ve been after. If you’ve been considering top surgery, we suggest you contact Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL, to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeons deliver remarkable results that are authentically you.