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Female to Male (FtM)

Female to Male (FtM)

What is it?

Top dysphoria can be a debilitating experience in many patients who identify as a certain gender which does not match their outward appearance. Breast removal can take place through a double incision and free nipple grafting or a periareolar approach. At times the areola must be reduced. With a full circular incision around the areola. Liposuction is almost always used to improve contour. A surgery that is extremely impactful for the patient.

Am I a candidate?

Dr. Hartmann only accepts insurance based patients who meet criteria according to the WPATH ( guidelines. Surgical technique is determined by the anatomical needs of the patient.

Before & Afters

What is recovery like?

Recovery following top surgery (FtM) is approximately 2 weeks without exertional activity. At 6 weeks, you may return to gym activities; this includes lifting weights. You will possibly have a drain on each side for 1-2 weeks. All stitches dissolve under the skin. You will have a compression vest to wear 24/7 for the first 2 weeks and then you may wear only during the day for the next 4 weeks. You will have to sleep on your back for 6 weeks as well. Scarring will fade over the first year.

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