Recovery and Results
Both procedures involve incisions to access the location where implants will be added or breast tissue will be removed. MtF patients are generally cleared to return to work or school after 1 week, while FtM patients may have more extensive recovery of up to 2 weeks before work clearance can be given. Compression bandages or support bras are used to help minimize swelling and keep bandages in place. Your results will be immediately visible in your profile, and the swelling may take 2-3 months to fully subside and your new chest to settle into place.
How Much Does Top Surgery Cost?
The total cost of top surgery is difficult to quantify, because your mental health has more than monetary value. Massachusetts is generally more advanced in insurance coverage for gender affirmation procedures, so your top surgery may be partially or even completely covered. For FtM patients, the range is between $3,000-$10,000, through keyhole and periareolar techniques may be as much as $2,000 less than double incision top surgery. MtF patients experience a typical cost between $5,000-$10,000. There may also be hospital and anesthesiologist fees for in-hospital procedures.
The staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery have helped many people achieve their gender identity goals through top surgery. We embrace who you really are and your gender affirmation is a part of our compassionate standard of care for any treatment you seek through our offices. Let us help you be the you that you were always meant to be.