How to Prepare for Top Surgery
Each top surgery procedure is different, but good pre-surgery plans can help you recover more quickly after surgery. We recommend these preparation steps:
- Do not smoke since this slows the healing process
- Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications like aspirin and ibuprofen
- Eat a nutritious diet and stay active to prepare your body for healing
- Make plans to have someone drive you home and help you for a day or two
You can celebrate your upcoming procedure by buying a few new tops you can look forward to wearing with your new chest shape. You can also discuss the procedure with your loved ones so they know what to expect.
How is Transgender Surgery Performed?
The surgical techniques used in top surgery can vary depending on your anatomy and desired outcome.
For transgender men and non-binary individuals assigned female at birth, your LPS surgeon removes breast tissue and excess skin from the chest and contours the remaining tissue to create a more masculine appearance. The nipples and areolas may be altered to look more masculine.
For transgender women and non-binary individuals assigned male at birth, the surgery typically includes breast augmentation. It often uses implants or fat transfer to create a more feminine appearance. Your LPS surgeon may also reposition the nipples to a more feminine position.