The FTM transition can be a long and involved process. In addition to all the exterior changes that you can make, there are also surgeries to help you become the person that you envision yourself to be.
Top surgery is the first and most common FTM procedure.
What To Expect From Top Surgery
In FTM top surgery, your plastic surgeon typically performs a subcutaneous mastectomy (keyhole) or double incision mastectomy. With a typical double incision mastectomy FTM chest surgery, you can usually expect the following:
The result of this procedure is a flatter and more masculine looking chest. But if your desire is to achieve the ideal male form, you’ll need to go a step beyond basic top surgery. That’s where chest contouring comes in.
How Chest Contouring Can Help
Chest contouring is an elective addition to most FTM top surgical procedures. The goal of chest contouring is to maximize the masculine appearance of the chest.
The optimal masculine look includes a classic V-shaped torso with some definition around the pectoral muscles.
You may not be able to attain the ideal male figure by simply having excess breast tissue removed and flattening your chest. You’ll need a skilled plastic surgeon with experience in chest contouring to help you achieve your goal.
To further define and improve the shape of your chest, a plastic surgeon can employ the following tactics:
Surgeons who perform additional chest contouring may also include any future revisions that need to be made in the cost of the procedure.
Having a traditional FTM procedure changes the shape of your chest significantly, but it may not create the ideal aesthetic male form. Consulting with an experienced plastic surgeon will give you the resources you need to achieve optimal results with chest contouring.