Would it be possible for me to have successful FTM chest masculinization? (Photo)
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Achieving Successful FTM Chest Masculinization
There are several methods used which depend upon the patient’s breast or chest #size before surgery. Considerations include the #laxity of skin, the #size of the #areola, the amount of #fat and recent weight #gain or weight #loss. The most common procedures which are described include the #periareola, #buttonhole, #double incision, and #anchor patterns. I often use #liposuction along with the double #incision for larger breasts, and, some variation for smaller breasts; depending upon the position of the areola. The female breast nipple and areola are often centered on the breast. However, the nipple and areola are lower and closer to the outside edge of the #pectoralis muscle in the male patient. Shaping the side of the chest may also be required and can be performed with #suctioning; along with contouring of the muscle, as noted above, to provide the best definition for the chest.
Being each person varies, it’s important to be realistic about your goals and what is achievable. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.
FTM top surgery
Based on your photos, I would suggest a double incision mastectomy with a free nipple graft. This can be done but its important that you choose the right surgeon to do it. Be sure that you choose a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in FTM top surgery and works closely with the transgender community.
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Thanks for the post and photo. It is always better to undergo surgery when one is closer to their optimal weight. That being said, I have performed TOP surgery on patients with your breast size and you will require double incision with free nipple graft technique. This will not only serve to masculinize your chest but will relieve any symptoms you may be having from having large breasts (such as neck or upper back pain).
Gender confirming surgery for overweight trans man
Be sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon that frequently does this procedure as there are several unique aspects to transition breast surgery.
I hope that this helps you.
FTM breast surgery
FTM Top surgery
Whether you are at your current weight or 50 pounds lighter the surgical procedure will likely be the same (mastectomy with free nipple graft or what is refered to as a "double incision"). Important factors also include that you are a non smoker, off blood thinners, and in good health. It is also best if you meet the WPATH recommended criteria for surgery and have good support system while you heal.
Best of luck on your wonderful transformation!
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