Benefits of Top Surgery
Relieve gender dysphoria
Many trans people are distressed by their bodies. This can present in a preoccupation with primary and secondary sex characteristics, which color how they interact with others. Top surgery affirms gender-specific emotions because the outside has begun to match. Trans patients report a sense of physical and mental rightness that had always been missing before the procedure.
Social expectations match your identity
As a visual society, a person presenting male or female is treated according to culturally accepted gender expression norms. When coworkers, friends, loved ones, or even strangers see the real you, they react in ways that lift your spirits, creating gender euphoria. Top surgery provides the necessary visual cues that allow trans patients and their peers to really embrace who they are, so their mental energy is on relationships instead of appearances.
Reduce rates of depression and suicide
Transgender people are 4 times more likely to experience depression than cisgender individuals, and 52% of transgender youth contemplate suicide. However, researchers at Harvard Medical School, The Fenway Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry have found that trans patients undergoing gender-affirming procedures have a 42% reduction in psychological distress and a 44% reduction in suicidal ideation.
Longwood Plastic Surgery is proud to help our transgender patients achieve not only their physical aesthetic goals but improve their mental health as well. It’s our pleasure to provide the healthcare our trans patients most need to become the greatest version of themselves. We know your journey is a difficult one, and we are with you every step of the way, so you can become your true self and embrace a higher quality of life.