Female-to-male breast surgery(FTM) is a cosmetic technique that aims to masculinize the chest of people who were born with the wrong gender. It enables you to achieve a natural-looking flat, sculpted manly chest. We understand that the process of gender confirmation can be an emotional one.
Transmasculine people considering Female to male breast surgery ultimately want to feel more at ease in their own skin. You can better display the male picture of yourself that reflects who you are by removing the breasts. FTM top surgery can boost your self-esteem by allowing your body to finally match your genuine gender identification.
WHY AND WHO CHOOSES FEMALE TO MALE BREAST SURGERY
For transmasculine individuals with more breast tissue, double incision surgery with nipple grafts is commonly utilised. Double incision surgery, often known as a bilateral mastectomy, removes existing breast tissue and fat. Nipples are removed, often shrunk in size, and then replaced for a more natural appearance. Following double incision surgery, there is a chance of diminished nipple sensitivity.
For women with smaller breasts, periareolar surgery is frequently indicated. The underlying tissue is removed using incisions that follow the form of the nipple, and the incision is repaired with sutures.
Only transmasculine people with very tiny breasts and tighter skin should consider keyhole surgery. An incision along the nipple’s border is made in keyhole surgery, allowing breast tissue to be removed.
DETAILED PROCEDURE OF FEMALE TO MALE BREAST SURGERY
- By adapting current female breast procedures, transgender female to male breast surgery protocols have been developed. A modification of the typical mastectomy surgery is required to convert the look of the female to masculine breast form. This operation is traditionally performed to depulp the breast tissues in order to treat breast cancer definitively.
- Internal breast tissues are removed with minimum resection of breast skin utilising a horizontal incision across the centre of the breast. An incision in the inframammary crease enables for wedge excision of skin from the lower breast pole in the modified breast mastectomy used for transgender female to male breast surgery.
- This lower breast pole wedge excision allows for the removal of a smaller quantity of excess skin as well as the transformation of a rounded to a more straight line contour. Furthermore, the removal of breast pulp is not done en bloc, but rather in a modified design that changes the curvature of the breast from spherical to flat. In rare circumstances, a little pedicle of soft tissue is intentionally kept to allow blood supply to the nipple and areola complex to be preserved.
- The nipple and areola can be moved from a central location to the lower lateral breast pole because blood flow is preserved. In some individuals, the nipple and areola may need to be fully removed and replaced with a skin graft. Finally, to more accurately show a male seeming areola, the larger female areola, which generally measures 4 to 7 cm, is shaved down to 2 cm.
In conclusion, transgender female to male breast surgery permits the female-appearing breast to be transformed into a male-appearing breast. Traditional breast surgical techniques must be modified for transgender breast surgery to achieve the gender-specific breast shape conversion. If you’d like to learn more about transgender female to male breast surgery, we recommend scheduling a free consultation to discuss your specific needs.