Would a Flatter Chest Make You Feel More Comfortable in Your Own Skin?

Get better aligned with your gender and body with FTM Top Surgery at LPS

FTM chest contouring is a unique gender-affirming procedure that’s designed to produce a more masculine upper portion of the body. For many trans and non-binary people, Top Surgery more than just surgery. At Longwood Plastic Surgery, we’re here to help you take the necessary steps towards feeling whole and confident in your gender and body.

How Does FTM Top Surgery Work?

FTM Top Surgery is a very personalized procedure. Depending on the size of your chest and your contouring goals, your LPS physician may suggest either nipple-sparing subcutaneous mastectomy (for smaller chest sizes with minimal excess skin) or a subcutaneous mastectomy with free nipple grafting (for those with larger chests and bodies). Both procedures remove breast tissue along with excess skin for flatter chest contours. The nipple may be removed, resized, or repositioned depending on your aesthetic goals.

If you plan to take testosterone at any point, we recommend consulting with your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or endocrinologist before considering FTM Top Surgery to achieve an optimal outcome. Hormone therapy is typically not a requirement for subcutaneous mastectomy.

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for FTM Top Surgery?

FTM Top Surgery can have a positive impact on a person’s physical and mental health. If a flat, masculine, or male appearance is your desired outcome, you may be able to benefit from chest contouring. As with any surgical procedure, you should be a non-smoking adult who is in otherwise good general health. You should have realistic expectations about what Top Surgery can do for you.

Massachusetts is generally considered more advanced in what’s covered by insurance when it comes to gender-affirming surgeries. Check with your insurance provider to determine your eligibility for FTM Top Surgery coverage.

What Results Will I See?*

Visible results can be seen immediately after FTM Top Surgery. The chest will have a more masculine and contoured appearance. As any post-operative swelling subsides, you’ll see continued improvement. Scars will start to lighten and fade in several months to a year. Most people that undergo the procedure are happy with the long-term results.

What is the Recovery Like?*

Recovery after Top Surgery varies from person to person. However, for FTM Top Surgery, you can generally expect to take about 2-weeks before returning to work or school. More strenuous activities should be eased into your routine as you feel comfortable. It’s important not to push yourself too hard. Otherwise, you may risk prolonging the healing process.

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*Individual Results May Vary

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617)383-6250 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.

*Individual Results May Vary


“Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.” * -AB

AB, Happy Patient

*Individual Results May Vary