FTM Top Surgery Costs
If FTM top surgery is not a covered procedure with your current health insurance, or if you are pursuing top surgery privately, knowing about the cost of top surgery and related fees will help you plan and schedule your surgery date.
Depending on the top surgery procedure and surgeon you choose, the cost for your top surgery will vary. Typically, but not always, the keyhole and peri-areolar top surgery procedures are less expensive than the double incision method, by as much as $2000 USD.
How Much Does Top Surgery Cost?
In general, fees for top surgery range from $3500 - $9000 USD. This may or may not include consultation fees. A downpayment is usually required to secure a surgery date. The amount of this downpayment varies by surgeon but usually ranges between $500 - $2000, and up to 50% of the total top surgery cost.
Hidden Fees: In addition to the surgeon's fee, you will also be paying the Anesthesiologist's fee, and potentially additional facility fees, pathology fees and other medical test fees. Be sure to get clear information about the total cost of top surgery from the surgeons you consult with.
You will also incur post-operative costs for items such as a medical compression vest, medications, paper tape, gauze, scar care and more.
The table below is a sampling of approximate fees for top surgery organized by surgeon. Be sure to inquire directly for exact pricing relative to your needs. Pricing is USD unless otherwise marked.
|Dr. John Zinsser||VA, US||$3000-4200 - Keyhole & Peri; $6700 - DI|
|Mexico, various surgeons||MX||$3000-3500|
|Dr. Aleh Stasevich||BY||$3500-5000|
|Dr. Cori Agarwal||UT, US||$4000-6000 - DI|
|Thailand, various surgeons||TH||$4000|
|Dr. Daniel Greenwald||FL, US||$4000-6000|
|Dr. Timothy Alexander||FL, US||$4200-5500 - Keyhole, peri - DI & Inverted-T|
|Dr. Jaime Caloca||MX||$4500|
|Dr. John Attwood||ME, US||$5000 - DI|
|Dr. Eric Emerson||NC, US||$5000-6500|
|Dr. Harold Reed||FL, US||$5000-8500|
|Dr. Clifford King||WI, US||$5400-8400 - Keyhole, peri - DI & Inverted-T|
|Dr. Enrique Silberblatt||VA, US||$5700|
|Dr. E. Philip Gutek||KS, US||$6000 - DI|
|Dr. Peter Raphael||TX, US||$6000-7000 - DI|
|Dr. Sherman Leis||PA, US||$6000-8100|
|Dr. Cameron Bowman||BC, CA||$6000-8000 - Peri - DI|
|Dr. Sheldon Lincenberg||GA, US||$6100-7300 - DI|
|Dr. Charles Garramone||FL, US||$6500-6900|
|Dr. Daniel Medalie||OH, US||$6500|
|Dr. Vishal Kapoor||CA, US||$6500 - Keyhole w/ nipple reduction|
|Dr. Christine Mcginn||PA, US||$6800 - DI|
|Dr. Hugh McLean||ON, CA||$7000 CAD - DI|
|Dr. Kathy Rumer||PA, US||$7200|
|Dr. E. Antonio Mangubat||WA, US||$7500|
|Dr. Richard Bartlett||MA, US||$7500-$9500|
|Dr. Gil Kryger||CA, US||$7700|
|Dr. Brian Eichenberg||CA, US||$8000|
|Dr. Scott Mosser||CA, US||$8000-9000 - Keyhole, peri, DI, Inverted-T|
|Australia, various surgeons||AU||$8000-12,000 - Keyhole, peri, DI|
|Dr. Winfield Hartley||CO, US||$8500 - DI|
|Dr. Curtis Crane||CA, US||$8900 - DI|
|Dr. Paul Costas||MA, US||$9000|
|Dr. Richard Tholen||MN, US||$9000 - DI|
|Dr. Gary Alter||CA, US||$10,500|
|Dr. Karen Vaniver||WA, US||$10,500 - DI|
|Dr. Paul Weiss||NY, NY||$11,000 - DI|
Cheapest FTM Top Surgery?
Yes, it's true that top surgery doesn't have to cost 7 or 8 grand! There are numerous experienced surgeons who charge much less for top surgery than the more well-known surgeons. You can also save a ton of money by having surgery closer to where you live, reducing your travel and accommodations costs. If you're looking for a surgeon who offers more affordable top surgery, post your location and other requirements in the FTM Surgery Support Forum.
Insurance and Surgery Loans
Some surgeons in the U.S. accept insurance, and some insurance policies cover transgender surgeries. Coverage is sometimes possible even when a policy explicity denies coverage for transgender surgeries. Surgery loans are also available.