What is FTM Top Surgery?
Here at Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL, we are able to transform your overall appearance with TOP surgery. Many patients come to us with a goal to alter their chest area. Our plastic surgeons and experienced team at Inspire Aesthetics in Boca Raton are able to offer both FTM TOP surgery. This surgery consists of a subcutaneous mastectomy, which is when the surgeon removes breast tissue and contours the chest with surgery.
FTM Top Surgery Reviews
"Dr. Drew Schnitt changed my life. Before surgery I had size H’s and could never seem to bind enough. My body dysmorphia had brought me into a deep depressive episode. After recovery, my confidence has skyrocketed. I’ve never loved my body before and it’s a wonderful feeling. When I went in for my last appointment, Dr. Schnitt told me that he noticed the difference in my personality. How I had went from melancholy (consultation appointment) to bright and happy (most recent appointment). If you are planning on getting top surgery definitely check him out first. You won’t regret it."- R.P. / Yelp / Apr 14, 2022
"Dr. Drew Schnitt changed my life. Before surgery I had size H’s and could never seem to bind enough. My body dysmorphia had brought me into a deep depressive episode. After recovery, my confidence has skyrocketed. I’ve never loved my body before and it’s a wonderful feeling. When I went in for my last appointment, Dr. Schnitt told me that he noticed the difference in my personality. How I had went from melancholy (consultation appointment) to bright and happy (most recent appointment). If you are planning on getting top surgery definitely check him out first. You won’t regret it."- R.P. / Google / Apr 14, 2022
"Staff was courteous and patient throughout my entire top surgery process. Dr. Schnitt did incredible work and everyone made sure to educate me thoroughly both before the procedure and afterwards. I can’t say enough good things! Will definitely be referring all my friends."- S.W. / Google / Apr 13, 2022
"Had Pre-Op appointment for FTM top surgery here. I was comfortable, felt respected, and everyone was professional. I came in from out of state and the process was smooth and easy. Definitely made a great choice"- R.D. / Google / Jul 20, 2022
"Dr. Schnitt and his staff were fantastic. My son was looking for a surgeon to perform top surgery and found Dr. Schnitt online. The process from evaluation, to paperwork, to the actual surgery, and then post recovery was easy and accommodating. The communication was top-notch and appreciated. Dr. Schnitt has a wonderful bedside manner and is highly skilled. Vanessa and Erin on the Inspire staff were also wonderful and helpful answering questions and making sure everything relating to my son's recovery was taken care of during our out of town stay. I'd highly recommend Dr. Schnitt and the entire Inspire Aesthetics group."- S.C. / Google / Oct 07, 2022
Surgical techniques for FTM TOP SURGERY
Dependent on the size and amount of breast tissue that needs removing, there are three very similar methods that our surgeon may use. These are:
Keyhole and peri-areolar methods: this is the best method for patients with small to medium chests. The keyhole method means small incisions are made and breast tissue is removed through these. Alternatively the peri-areolar method includes a ring shape incision around the areola and a larger circular incision around this. The tissue is removed through this before being closed.
Double incision with nipple grafts: this procedure is best for those with large and medium sized chests. This surgery requires double horizontal incisions underneath the pectoral muscles. A nipple-areola complex is grafted on once the natural nipple has been removed and altered to the perfect size.
Inverted-T top surgery: This method does not involve a nipple graft, here the nipple-areola complex is not removed but still resized, thus providing a better nipple sensation.
What To Expect with FTM TOP SURGERY
During your consultation our surgeon will examine your chest and discuss the correct procedure for your chest reconstruction surgery. This individualized consultation will make sure the correct result is achieved. This procedure will be done under general anesthesia and typically lasts 2-4 hours. It is usually done as an outpatient surgery but sometimes a patient may require an overnight stay. You will need someone to stay with you for at least 24 hours after surgery.
Some patients may have a drain for a few days or possibly a few weeks, dependent on the extent of the procedure and how much fluid is collected. Typically the patient can return to work after two weeks, dependent on the type of job. Only light activity is advised after top surgery, you will be able to exercise after 6-8 weeks.
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Change Your Chest with FTM TOP SURGERY
Top surgery ultimately provides transgender patients with the chest that they’ve been looking for. 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, so we can help transform your life.