Having a body that strongly conflicts with one’s experienced gender identity is incredibly challenging on numerous levels, functionally and psychologically. For many transgender females (transwomen), the issues resulting from these challenges lead to a general dysphoria that is often accompanied by such issues as depression, anxiety, disregard for one’s health and substance abuse. Thankfully, transgender plastic surgery and medicine has progressed tremendously over the years, enabling the male to female (MTF) transition to be completed more easily, naturally, predictably and with results that are far superior to what was previously obtained.
The goal of transfeminine top surgery is to enhance the size and shape of the breasts to create a more feminine appearance to the chest. Top surgery is performed as a single stage procedure. There are many techniques used to perform top surgery, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which technique is best:
- Desired amount of breast enlargement
- Placement of the incisions
- Type of implant used
What is MTF Transgender Top Surgery?
MTF (Male to Female) transgender top surgery is the gender affirming procedure that transforms a genetically male chest to a more feminie appearing one. It is, in essence, a breast augmentation for those with gender dysphoria. There are, however, some substantially different and important issues that must be addressed in order to obtain the best, most natural appearing results.