FTM Top Surgery/Chest Masculinization Before & After Photos

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Case Number: 20


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This 21 year-old patient was fairly early in the process of gender reassignment, having bound her chest for several months (and still favoring the “she” pronoun), but was committed to the idea of “top surgery” to masculinize her chest, which was otherwise in a moderate B-cup bra size range.  She came to me from Connecticut, having found me on the internet, as well as through sites such as “transter.com”, where previous patients had shared news of their positive experiences and results through Lake Forest Plastic Surgery.

Because she had such excellent symmetry and minimal ptosis (or drooping), I advised her that she would be an excellent candidate for standard “FTM chest masculinization” in one stage, which is basically an extreme version of a breast reduction or mastopexy.  This indeed was performed under general anesthesia at Lake Forest Hospital as an outpatient procedure.
The patient returned the next day for a brief post-op check, at which time it was determined that her nipples were well-perfused and that there was no bleeding or fluid collections.  Her drains were removed at her one-week post-op visit (photos are from this time), and longer term incision care was discussed, after which she returned to Connecticut in excellent condition.  We agreed to continue communication online and by phone for any intermediate-term issues, although she should be back for a late post-op visit during the holidays later this year.

If you are a transgendered male interested in making a more permanent surgical change to masculinize your chest, and are willing and able to visit the Chicago area, “FTM top surgery” chest recountouring through Lake Forest Plastic Surgery is a very safe, effective and satisfying procedure to help you commit to and feel more comfortable in your new gender.  We encourage you to schedule your confidential consultation today, and look forward to meeting with you.

Patient Age: 21
Tissue Removed Left: 365 grams
Tissue Removed Right: 356 grams

If you like the results you see here, request a consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.