The transgender person who chooses to have breast augmentation (commonly referred to as “top surgery”) takes a major step in establishing a feminine identity. This is a procedure in which plastic surgeons like Dr. Crabtree shape the breasts to achieve a more feminine structure using breast implants.
The surgical procedure for male-to-female (MTF) transgender breast augmentation is similar to traditional breast augmentation. It involves similar decision-making processes and surgical techniques.
One primary concern the MTF patient may have is whether there will be enough chest skin to accommodate the newly-enlarged breast area. The nipple-areola complex placement in MTF patients requires special consideration to properly create a feminine shape. The genetic male nipple-areola complex is more lateral and smaller in size when compared the genetic female. Dr. Crabtree will help you decide on the size of implants to match your natural anatomy, as well as any adjunct procedures.