Female To Male Top Surgery 101: Everything You Need To Know

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Making the decision to undergo Female to Male (FTM) Top Surgery is not easy, even if you know it’s what you want. Despite huge strides regarding people’s perception and understanding of transgender individuals, the fight to end unjustified stigmas and discrimination is not over. If you’ve made the decision to transition, our team is here to help and we acknowledge your bravery.

At HZ Plastic Surgery Orlando, our staff and board-certified plastic surgeon understand that committing to any elective surgery is a huge decision, particularly so when it comes to gender transition surgery. We recognize the emotional journey and we’re committed to doing our best to help you through it. So, here is everything you need to know about the female to male top surgery in Orlando.

What Is FTM Top Surgery

Female-to-male top surgery is a gender reassignment procedure that involves a Subcutaneous Mastectomy, which removes breast tissue. The procedure transforms our patient’s in order to reveal a masculine chest that appropriately represents their gender identity.

Aside from removing the patient’s breasts, the procedure may re-adjust and/or reshape the nipples. Larger breasts typically require nipple readjustment and/or reshaping while smaller breasts may not. The reshaping style can be selected by the patient beforehand to match their ideal results.

FTM Top Surgery Incision Options

Selecting the right female-to-male top surgery incision can help you achieve your ideal shape and feel of your chest post-surgery. These incision types vary according to whether you want to reshape, resize, or reposition the nipples. Other considerations include the post-surgery shape of pecs, amount of scarring, and the amount of nipple sensitivity you wish to retain. These options can be discussed during the initial consultation.

HZ Plastic Surgery in Orlando offers the following incision types:

  • Buttonhole Technique

  • Double Incision Technique

  • Inverted-T Technique

  • Keyhole Technique

  • Peri Areola Technique

FTM Top Surgery Candidacy

At HZ Plastic Surgery Orlando, we try to ensure that our patients are making the decision to have plastic surgery for the right reasons. Undergoing plastic surgery is a physical and emotional journey that should always be the patient’s decision.

If you identify with the following sentiments, you may be an ideal candidate for FTM Top Surgery:

  • You’ve considered the emotional effects of FTM Top Surgery and you’re confident about permanently removing your breasts.

  • You feel that your breasts do not reflect your gender identity.

  • You acknowledge and accept the risk of losing sensitivity in your nipples.

  • You have found a surgeon that you’re comfortable with - they support your decision to undergo the surgery and to continue your transition thereafter.

FTM Top Surgery Financing Options

The cost of a female to male top surgery may vary depending on where you go and on what incision type you choose. We understand that not all insurance carriers cover the FTM Top Surgery, which is why we offer two different financing options.

Option 1: Our layaway plan is great for people who do not want to use credit or with those with poor credit. To use this option, simply pay a $500 deposit within 30 days of receiving your quote in order to lock in the rate. You will have 4 months from the date of your deposit to complete the total amount of the rate.

Option 2: Finance with United Medical Credit for affordable payment plans that you can comfortably cover over time.

Benefits include:

  • Extensive network of prime and subprime lenders

  • Multiple plans to choose from

  • Decisions within seconds

  • No Prepayment Penalties with Flexible Terms

  • Fast and Easy Application Process with No Commitment

  • 100% Confidential

  • Plans available for Credit Challenged Applicants

For a clear rate and more information on your FTM incision options, simply book a consultation with Dr. Z, our board-certified plastic surgeon.