Top surgery for transgender men is a surgical procedure to remove your breast tissue (subcutaneous mastectomy). It is also called masculinizing chest surgery. If your breast size is small, you might be able to have surgery that spares your skin, nipple and areola (nipple-sparing subcutaneous mastectomy).
What is the best age to get top surgery FTM?
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) recommends that FTM surgery be performed at or after the “age of majority,” meaning 18 years of age in the U.S. That seems to make sense, assuming that around the time a person is considered to be an adult, they should be able to make an informed
How long do you stay in the hospital after top surgery FTM?
Recovery time for top surgery varies from person to person. People who get FTM or FTN top surgery generally return to work or school about two weeks after surgery. Those who get MTF or MTN top surgery can typically get back to work or school after one week.
How many types of top surgery are there?
The three main types of FtM top surgery, double incision, periareolar, and keyhole depend on each patients unique physiology. A double incision is for patients with larger chests or body types, as chest contouring is performed through long incisions at the inframammary fold and the nipples are grafted in place.
How long do you have to be on T before top surgery?
Many Top Surgery surgeons require patients to stop testosterone 1-2 weeks before Top Surgery, and some surgeons also require that the next scheduled dose be delayed by an additional week or two after Top Surgery.