Female to Male Top Surgery

Female-to-male (FTM) Top Surgery, also known as chest masculinisation surgery, is a gender-affirming procedure designed to create a more masculine chest contour.

Overview

Benefits of Female to Male Top Surgery

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    Gender Affirmation and Identity: Achieve a chest appearance that aligns with your gender identity, fostering a sense of affirmation.
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    Enhanced Physical Comfort: Experience improved physical comfort and freedom of expression with a flatter chest contour.
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    Boosted Confidence: Enhance confidence and self-image by undergoing a transformative procedure tailored to your unique needs.
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    Professional Expertise: Benefit from the expertise of Dr Andrew Cheah, an accredited, board-certified plastic surgeon specialist focusing on gender-affirming procedures.
Introduction

What is Female-To-Male Top Surgery?

Female-to-male (FTM) Top Surgery, also known as chest masculinisation surgery, is a gender-affirming procedure designed to create a more masculine chest contour. This surgery typically involves the removal of breast tissue, chest contouring, and nipple repositioning to achieve a chest appearance that aligns with the patient’s gender identity.

FTM Top Surgery Procedure:

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    Bilateral Mastectomy: Removal of breast tissue to achieve a flatter and more masculine chest contour.
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    Nipple Repositioning: Repositioning of the nipples to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
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    Chest Contouring: Sculpting the chest enhances the overall masculine contour and proportions.

The Procedure

How does Top Surgery Work for FTM Individuals?

FTM top surgery typically involves the following key steps:

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    Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. The surgeon assesses the individual's chest anatomy, discusses goals, and explains the surgical options.
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    Preoperative Preparation: Before surgery, individuals may be required to undergo certain medical evaluations. The surgeon provides preoperative instructions, including medication guidelines, lifestyle adjustments, and postoperative care.
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    Anaesthesia and Surgery: FTM top surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon removes breast tissue, contours the chest, and, if necessary, repositions and resizes the nipples.

Surgical Techniques:

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    Double Incision: This common technique involves making horizontal incisions beneath the pectoral muscles to remove breast tissue and excess skin. Nipples may be resized and repositioned.
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    Keyhole or Periareolar: Suitable for individuals with smaller breasts and minimal excess skin, this technique involves limited incisions around the areolas to remove breast tissue.
Recovery & Well-Being

FTM Top Surgery Recovery Tips

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    Follow Postoperative Care Guidelines: Adhere to specific postoperative care guidelines from your plastic surgeon for a smooth recovery.
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    Limit Strenuous Activities: Avoid strenuous activities during the initial recovery period to promote healing and minimise discomfort.
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    Attend Follow-Up Appointments: Regularly attend follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon to monitor healing progress and address concerns.
Dr Andrew Cheah

Your Ally For Beauty Transformation

Meet Dr Andrew Cheah

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    MOH accredited Board Certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
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    Graduated from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, with qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons and the National University of Singapore.
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    Specialises in facial surgery and body contouring, including non-invasive treatments and laser therapies.
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    Openly engages with patients to thoroughly understand their needs and concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals assigned female at birth who identify as transgender men or non-binary and desire a more masculine chest are potential candidates for FTM Top Surgery.
Individuals assigned female at birth who identify as transgender men or non-binary and desire a more masculine chest are potential candidates for FTM Top Surgery.
Recovery time varies, but most individuals can expect several weeks of limited physical activity and should avoid heavy lifting during the initial stages.
Some insurance plans cover FTM Top Surgery, but coverage varies. Right now, most, if not all, insurance companies in Singapore may not cover transition-related costs.
The cost of FTM top surgery varies, but it typically ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 or more. This includes surgeon fees, facility fees, anaesthesia fees, and postoperative care.
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