Why Top Surgery is Important
Top surgery is far more than a cosmetic procedure. People who have top surgery usually feel more comfortable with their bodies and more confident interacting with others. For many trans people, top surgery can be life-transforming.
Relieve Gender Dysphoria
For those who struggle with gender dysphoria, the chest can be a visible reminder of a body that does not match the person inside. Top surgery helps your body look and feel more like your own.
Top surgery provides many people with a tremendous confidence boost. You may feel more confident that you present yourself to the world the way you want, not the way your chest demands.
Change Others’ Reactions
Unfortunately, people often look at the chest when they make assumptions about gender. Top surgery can help people escape some of these assumptions and feel more comfortable living as their true selves.
How Does Top Surgery Work?
Top surgery to create a flatter or more masculine chest removes excess fat and breast tissue to smooth the area and remove the appearance of breasts. Top surgery to create a more feminine chest usually uses implants or less commonly, fat injected to the breast to add projection and volume. Those wishing to transition to a female-presenting chest should be on prescribed hormone therapy (e.g. estrogen) for at least a year. This will promote the development of natural breast tissue.