Benefits of Top Surgery
Relieve gender dysphoria. Transgender patients may experience significant distress when others’ expectations for their personality and behavior don’t match who they really are. Top surgery is a major hurdle in overcoming others’ perceptions of you, and there’s relief in not having to fight so hard to be accurately seen. People use the correct pronouns and think of you as the gender by which you define yourself. There’s also less chance of being “clocked” as transgender when your chest doesn’t contradict the changes HRT has made in your appearance.
Relief when your sex characteristics match your identity. Preoccupation with having the wrong primary and secondary sex characteristics, and the despair at not having the correct characteristics significantly diminishes with top surgery. The emotional toll this takes is alleviated, resulting in vastly improved mental and physical health.
For those seeking chest masculinization, there’s no longer a visible reminder that their body was out of alignment, and the freedom from that is life-changing. For male to female (MfF) patients, the opposite is true: what was missing no longer is, and their new curves help define the context in which these patients live their lives.
Clothing becomes comfortable and authentic to your personality and style. No more binding or bra stuffing. When you can fill out the shirts that match who you are, your confidence soars.
Social and professional relationships improve because you don’t expend mental energy wondering if you stand out in all the wrong ways. Activities like shopping, swimming, dancing, and more are no longer chores but ways to enjoy life and your relationships.
When you can outwardly express yourself without self-consciousness, that confidence shows in everything you do. Top surgery at Longwood Plastic Surgery can help you get there.