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
"I am the mother of a 16 year old transgender teenager (ftm). We were looking for a doctor that would do his top surgery even though he wasn't 18. Dr. Schnitt and his entire staff were "trans-friendly" and compassionate. We live in Orlando and he arranged to meet us for the initial consultation on his day off. His calm, reassuring demeanor set my child's mind at ease since he had never had surgery of any kind before. The surgery went perfectly and looked amazing! He even called the next evening to see how he was doing. After only 4 days, we could see that the results were exactly what my son was hoping for. Dr. Schnitt didn't just do a surgical procedure, he gave my son the opportunity to live a life that will allow him to be comfortable in his own skin and productive in life. For that I am eternally grateful!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 23, 2017
"I am the mother of a 16 year old transgender teenager (ftm). We were looking for a doctor that would do his top surgery even though he wasn't 18. Dr. Schnitt and his entire staff were "trans-friendly" and compassionate. We live in Orlando and he arranged to meet us for the initial consultation on his day off. His calm, reassuring demeanor set my child's mind at ease since he had never had surgery of any kind before. The surgery went perfectly and looked amazing! He even called the next evening to see how he was doing. After only 4 days, we could see that the results were exactly what my son was hoping for. Dr. Schnitt didn't just do a surgical procedure, he gave my son the opportunity to live a life that will allow him to be comfortable in his own skin and productive in life. For that I am eternally grateful!"- B.G. / Yelp / Mar 23, 2017
"I talked to four different doctors in my state when trying to choose a surgeon to perform my FTM top surgery, and Dr. Schnitt was by far the best option for me. I have talked to many other transmasc individuals who have undergone the same procedure with other surgeons, but never have I heard of one being so attentive and accommodating as Dr. Schnitt. He is knowledgeable and talented, and his team was absolutely wonderful. The staff at Inspire Cosmetics is absolutely phenomenal and I would highly recommend this surgery center as a safe and comfortable environment for anyone looking to undergo top surgery!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2019
"For anyone thinking of having a procedure done here, please do and don't overthink it. As well as for any trans man thinking of having top surgery please listen when I tell you to come here. From the very beginning they made me feel comfortable in a situation that was quite uncomfortable for me. I was nervous wreck the first time I came in and I think they noticed and tried their best to make me feel comfortable. I have worked in the service and sales business my whole life and I know that without your clients you won't have a business so make sure to always put your clients needs first and make them feel at home. That's exactly what Dr.Schnitt made me feel. They deserve every damn penny that I paid towards my surgery because Dr.Schnitt and his staff were nothing less than excellent. He truly set me free from the shackles of my femininity. I look in the mirror and I see the man I have always wanted to see. So for everyone looking for the right place to go, look no further and make an appointment and go see for yourself how outstanding they are, but here are some pictures include if my words don't convince you then please allow the amazing results he gave me convince you."- L.M. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
"Dr Drew Schnitt is the Best! - So happy i made my decision with dr drew schnitt for top surgery. He did such a amazing job, a polite man and very professional and caring person. I will definitely recommend him to anyone that desires top surgery. Been a month now since my procedure and words cant explain how relieved i am. Drew is a awesome doctor. Leah was great she help me through it all when me or my wife had questions concerns, she was there we really appreciated that.Great staff here as well they make you feel comfortable and welcome."- J. / RealSelf / Oct 22, 2019
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.