Am I a Good Candidate for Top Surgery?
The positive impact on physical and emotional health of FtM top surgery cannot be overstated for transgender men. If you’re in generally good health, don’t smoke, and understand the kind of results you will enjoy with FtM top surgery, you may be an ideal candidate. Massachusetts also has some of the best insurance coverage for transgender patients available in the US. Check with your insurance provider to determine if some or all of your top surgery may be covered.
What is Top Surgery Recovery Like?
Your FtM top surgery recovery depends on the technique your LPS surgeon uses during your procedure. The first 2-3 days are the most uncomfortable. Your top surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and you’ll be instructed to wear a compression garment for 2-3 weeks to help with any swelling.
Some patients will have drains placed in each incision to help control fluid buildup following the procedure. You can expect to feel well enough to return to a desk job around 2 weeks if you’ve had DI top surgery. Keyhole or periareolar patients may feel well enough to do so after 1 week. Patients with more physical jobs may need to be off work for up to 3-4 weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from Top Surgery?
Upon awakening from FtM top surgery, you’ll notice the flatness of your chest immediately. For many patients, the relief of not having breasts is immense. People around you are more inclined to perceive your manhood and treat you accordingly. This makes confidence soar because patients can concentrate on living their life on their terms rather than hiding behind a binder or baggy clothing.