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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.

How Much Does Top Surgery Cost?

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.

In general, the cost of FTM Top Surgery ranges from $3500 - $9000 USD. This may or may not include consultation fees. A down payment is usually required to secure a surgery date. The amount of this down payment 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.

Surgeon Location Price (USD)
Various surgeons PH $2700
Dr. Kamol Pansritum TH $3000-7000 - Keyhole, Peri, DI
Dr. John Zinsser VA, US $3000-4200 - Keyhole & Peri; $6700 - DI
Mexico, various surgeons MX $3000-3500
Dr. Aleh Stasevich BY $3500-5000
Dr. Drew Schnitt FL, US $3800 and up; $4500 - DI, Peri-areolar, Keyhole; Inverted-T
Dr. Cori Agarwal UT, US $4000-6000 - DI
Dr. Daniel Greenwald FL, US $4000-6000
Dr. Timothy Alexander FL, US $4200-5500 - Keyhole, Peri - DI & Inverted-T
Dr. Guy Trengove-Jones VA, US $4350 - DI
Dr. Jaime Caloca MX $4500
Dr. Steven Robinson OH, US $4600
Dr. John Attwood ME, US $5000 - DI
Dr. Harold Reed FL, US $5000-8500
Dr. Kenneth Wolf MI, US $5400 - Keyhole
Dr. Clifford King WI, US $5400-8400 - Keyhole, Peri - DI & Inverted-T
Dr. Enrique Silberblatt VA, US $5700
Dr. Eric Emerson NC, US $5800-7100 - Peri & DI
Dr. Russell Sassani FL, US $5975 & $6475 - DI & Peri
Dr. E. Philip Gutek KS, US $6000 - DI
Dr. Alan Dulin TX, US $6000-$6750 - DI, DI w/ Liposuction, Keyhole & Peri
Dr. Peter Raphael TX, US $6000-7000 - DI
Dr. Hope Sherie NC, US $6000-7500 - DI, Keyhole, Peri, Inverted-T. 10% military discount available.
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. Gregory Swank NC, US $6400 - $7500 - DI, Inverted-T, Peri, Keyhole
Dr. Paul Steinwald CO, US $6500-7500 - DI, Inverted -T, Peri, Keyhole
Dr. Charles Garramone FL, US $6500-6900
Dr. Daniel Medalie OH, US $6500-$7500
Dr. Glenn Davis NC, US $6500
Dr. Vishal Kapoor CA, US $6500 - Keyhole w/ nipple reduction
Dr. Ben Childers CA, US $6525 - DI
Dr. Christine Mcginn PA, US $6800 - DI
Dr. Javad Sajan WA, US $6995 - DI, Keyhole
Dr. Hugh McLean ON, CA $7000 CAD - DI
Dr. Kathy Rumer PA, US $7000
Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore NY, US $7100
Dr. Richard Bartlett MA, US $7500-$9500
Dr. Elliot Jacobs NY, NY $7500 - $16,000 - Minimal Scar, Keyhole, DI
Dr. Gil Kryger CA, US $7700
Dr. Usha Rajagopal CA, US $8000-$12,000 - Keyhole, Peri-Areolar, Double Incision, Inverted-T
Dr. Brian Eichenberg CA, US $8000
Dr. Joseph Shin NH, US $8000 - Keyhole
Dr. Matthew Stanwix VA, US $8000
Dr. Scott Mosser CA, US $8000-9000 - Keyhole, Peri, DI, Inverted-T. Military discount available.
Australia, various surgeons AU $8000-12,000 - Keyhole, Peri, DI
Dr. E. Antonio Mangubat WA, US $8500 - DI, Keyhole, Peri, Inverted-T
Dr. Winfield Hartley CO, US $8500 - DI
Dr. Joel Beck CA, US $8500 - $9500 - DI, Keyhole, Peri, Inverted-T
Dr. Geoffrey D. Stiller ID, US $8500 - DI
Dr. Josef Hadeed CA, US $8500 - $10,500 - Keyhole, Peri DI
Dr. Paul Costas MA, US $9000
Dr. Richard Tholen MN, US $9000 - DI
Dr. Loren Schechter IL, US $9000 - $12,000 - Peri-areolar, DI
Dr. Alison Shore IL, US $9000 - DI w/ lipo
Dr. Sidhbh Gallagher IN, US $9300
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?

Top Surgery doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! There are numerous experienced surgeons who charge less for Top Surgery than you might think. 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, 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 via the appeals process. More about insurance that covers FTM Top Surgery »

Surgery loans are also available.

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Last updated: 08/03/16

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