How Does Top Surgery Work?
Top surgery is the treatment recommended for chest dysphoria in patients whose bodies don’t align with their gender identity. For Male-to-Female patients, MtF top surgery enhances breasts to feminize the chest and contribute to an hourglass figure. For Female-to-Male patients, FtM top surgery removes breast tissue and sculpts a flat, masculine chest.
The chest is a major factor in how society perceives and reacts to a person. When you’re treated as the gender you identify with, the mental relief can be immense. Top surgery frees transgender patients from mismatched social constraints, so they can concentrate on living their life authentically rather than stressing over how they look to others.
Am I a Good Candidate for Top Surgery?
Candidates for MtF top surgery are required to be on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for a minimum of 1 year prior to having breast enhancing top surgery at LPS. Hormones generate natural growth of the breast tissue for up to 18 months. Not only does this inform the size of implants that will best suit you, but it expands your skin to better accept the additional volume breast implants bring for more pleasing outcomes.
FtM top surgery candidates do not require HRT before undergoing top surgery, though it can help build the pectoralis muscles that contribute to a more masculine-looking chest.
If your gender does not match the body you were born with, and you’re seeking to affirm who you really are physically as well as mentally, top surgery at LPS may be a step toward achieving the appearance that better suits your gender identity.