Is Top surgery a major surgery?
FTM/N chest surgery is a positive, life-changing event for most transmen, non-binary and gender expansive patients who have had previous experiences with chest dysphoria or discomfort. It’s also important to remember that it’s a major surgical procedure.
Can breasts grow back after top surgery?
Patients who have undergone top surgery often wonder if their breasts will “grow back” if they gain weight. Because this procedure removes the actual breast tissue (rather than just fat tissue), patients would have to gain a substantial amount of weight for the chest to recover a feminine appearance.
Is Top surgery painful?
You may feel some pain for the first couple of days—especially when you move around or cough—and some discomfort for a week or more. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to lessen the pain.
How long do you have to be on testosterone before top surgery?
That said, surgeons often recommend waiting at least 6-12 months after the start of testosterone therapy before having masculinizing chest surgery, otherwise known as top surgery, in order to first allow the contours of the muscles and soft tissues of your chest wall to settle in to their new pattern.
When can I lift my arms after top surgery?
For 4 weeks after surgery, you should not lift your arms greater than 90 degrees away from your body or over your head. You should also not push, pull, or lift anything greater than 5 pounds during these 4 weeks. This ensures your scar will heal well and not stretch and become larger.
How long do you have to wear a binder after top surgery?
How do you sleep after top surgery?
Plan to sleep on your back with several pillows to elevate the head of your bed. This is to lessen the amount of swelling you experience, which may worsen in the first few days after surgery before getting better. Plan to sleep on your back for the first 6 weeks after surgery while your chest heals.
Do you lose feeling in your nipples after top surgery?
All Top Surgery procedures all have one common characteristic: the removal of breast tissue underneath the nipple. This can affect blood flow to the nerves, resulting in some loss of sensation. The amount and type of sensation that can be lost is partly dependent on the type of Top Surgery procedure performed.
How long do you have drains after top surgery?
about 5-7 days
Are you asleep during top surgery?
MTF/MTN top surgery procedure
You are put under general anesthesia for the duration of the surgery. The breast augmentation procedure your surgeon uses will vary based on your desired chest size, the type of implant used, and the incision location.
What age can I get top surgery?
Can I get Top Surgery? Some Surgeons require clients to be 18 years or older for surgery, while others will perform surgery on those younger than 18 with parental consent.
What are the risks of top surgery?
The possible risks of transmasculine top surgery include, but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, poor healing of incisions, hematoma, loss of nipple sensation, loss of the nipple and areola, and anesthesia risks.
Do you have to stop t before top surgery?
Many Top Surgery surgeons require patients to stop testosterone 1-2 weeks before Top Surgery, and some surgeons also require that the next scheduled dose be delayed by an additional week or two after Top Surgery.
What happens if a woman take testosterone?
“Overall, if women are really thinking about this, they have to weigh the side effects against the potential for gain,” says Dr. Malabanan. Testosterone side effects may include acne, deepening of the voice, growth of hair on the face and chest, lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels, and male-pattern baldness.