Top Surgery / Gender Reassignment - Thomas G. Crabtree, MD, FACS
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Top Surgery / Gender Reassignment

FTM Top Surgery:

FTM top surgery is a term frequently applied to the surgical procedure of altering a genetic female’s chest to create a masculine appearance. This female-to-male (FTM) procedure is often one of the first gender reassignment surgeries. Breast removal, like the surgery done in a cancer-related mastectomy, removes some skin, fat, and most breast tissue. Nipples are either preserved or replanted with various techniques. Adjunct liposuction is performed to remove unwanted genetic feminine fat deposits from the chest, sternum, and armpits.


FTM Top Surgery


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. 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.


FTM Top Surgery