Living in a body that feels foreign can be a challenging situation that leads to unnecessary stress and anxiety. Fortunately, the latest surgical techniques and technology have made gender reassignment more common than before.
While a breast is associated with the female form, a muscular well-defined chest is a sign of masculinity. The appearance of the chest is closely tied to self-image and body confidence. “Top Surgery” or female to male mastectomy is often times one of the first procedures performed during a patient’s gender transition. FTM top surgery is the most commonly performed gender reassignment surgery for FTM transsexuals and it may be the only surgical step that he takes in his transition.
FTM top surgery is a gender reassignment procedure that involves breast removal, also called a subcutaneous mastectomy. The procedure can include removing and replacing the nipple and areola (free nipple grafts) or just resizing of the areola without removal. The choice of which is correct depends on the size of the breast and more specifically, the amount of excess breast skin that needs to be removed. Additionally, a pectoral implant can be placed during the same surgery for those interested in a muscular chest appearance.
Female to Male Mastectomy by Chicago Plastic Surgeon Dr David Shifrin can provide dramatic improvement in the appearance of the chest and allows a transgender man to live more comfortably, improving psychological and social functioning.
Whether FTM top surgery is performed alone or in combination with other transgender procedures such as body contouring our goal is to help you feel better about the appearance of your chest and improve the confidence you have in your body.
When you choose FTM Mastectomy you will have many important decisions to make. Dr Shifrin and Dr Rosett and staff will help guide you in deciding what the best option is for your goals. We strive to help you achieve beautiful results that match your body and your lifestyle.
If you would like to learn more about the Female to Male Mastectomy procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.