Dr. Mark Youssef
Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California
Dr. Mark Youssef, MD is a Cosmetic Surgeon and the Director of the Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California. Based in Santa Monica, Dr. Youssef helps trans men and gender-nonconforming clients from the Greater Los Angeles area, San Diego and elsewhere in Southern California, offering FTM Top Surgery. Dr. Youssef's skill and dedication to the art of surgery, his trans-friendly staff, and their shared goal of helping to make your transition smoother are just a few reasons why the Transgender Surgery Institute of Southern California is a great choice for those seeking transgender chest procedures in Southern California.
Dr. Youssef is an honors graduate from the University of California Irvine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, and an active member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Medical Association.
The surgery method depends on chest size as well as the amount of skin and the size and position of the nipple and areola. For smaller chests, Dr. Youssef often uses the Peri-areolar technique along with liposuction. For patients with larger chests, Dr. Youssef recommends the Double Incision method with nipple grafts.
Dr. Youssef operates at his private surgery center, Younique Surgery Center in Santa Monica, and is also affiliated with the Southern California Hospital of Culver City.
Surgery Pricing & Consultations
Exact pricing for FTM Top Surgery can only be determined following a consultation. Dr. Youssef offers free phone and in-person consultations. His wait list for surgery dates is approximately 1 month.
Financing and Insurance
Dr. Youssef accepts cash, credit card, medical financing with CareCredit, and will also work with the following insurance companies: United Health Care, Cigna, Healthnet, Goldcoast and Aetna. He does not accept Medi-Cal or Medicare.
- History and physical exam
- Laboratory blood work
- Support letter(s) from qualified mental health professional.
- Dr. Youssef will operate on those under the age of 18 with parental consent.