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FTM Top Surgery Guide

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FTM Top SurgeryFTM Top Surgery is a gender reassignment procedure for transsexual men that creates a masculine chest. Top Surgery involves breast removal (Subcutaneous Mastectomy) and male chest contouring, and can also include free nipple grafts, or nipple/areola resizing and repositioning.

Top Surgery is the most commonly performed gender reassignment surgery for FTM transsexuals. Top Surgery allows a trans man to live more comfortably, improving psychological and social functioning, and it may be the only surgical step that he takes in his transition.

The different types of Top Surgery include Buttonhole Technique, Double Incision (DI), Inverted-T or T-Anchor, Keyhole and Peri Areolar.

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Is This The End of Free Nipple Grafts?

Buttonhole Technique Top SurgeryDr. Hope Sherie has developed a new technique for FTM chest reconstruction that prioritizes nipple-areola size, positioning, sensation and pigmentation, while avoiding extra incisions and free nipple grafts.

Post-Surgical Drains: Are They Really Necessary?

FTM Top Surgery DrainsPost-surgical drains can be one of the most frustrating and irritating parts of recovering from Top Surgery. Are drains really necessary? Features expert commentary by Dr. Scott Mosser, a board-certified Surgeon who specializes in FTM Top Surgery.

Dr. Kathy Rumer

Dr. Kathy Rumer

Over 150 FTM Top Surgeries performed a year, based in the Philadelphia area.

Dr. Scott Mosser

Dr. Scott Mosser

Consistent Top Surgery results for more than 10 years. San Francisco, California.

Dr. Javad Sajan - FTM Top Surgery Seattle
Dr. Javad Sajan - FTM Top Surgery Seattle
Dr. Javad Sajan - FTM Top Surgery Seattle
FTM Top Surgery Surgeons Map
Dr. Mark Youssef - Top Surgery Los Angeles

Dr. Mark Youssef

Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California: LA area, San Diego

Dr. Joel Beck

Dr. Joel Beck

FTM Top Surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2003. Takes Medi-Cal.

Dr. Daniel Medalie - FTM Top Surgery Cleveland

Dr. Daniel Medalie

Natural-looking results since 1996, popular choice with trans men for years.

Dr. Josef Hadeed - FTM Top Surgery Los Angeles

Dr. Josef Hadeed

Board-certified, Duke University-trained Surgeon in Los Angeles. Takes Medicare.

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