Male to Female Top Procedure

Male to female top surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and takes around one hour. You will be able to go home on the same day as the surgery in most cases.

The surgery begins with an incision to enable the Plastic Surgeon to place your breast implants. At your consultations the surgeon will have agreed with you the exact location of this incision, as there is more than one option. These options include underneath the breast (common), around the nipple , or through the armpit.

A special pocket is then created in which your breast implants will sit. This pocket can be placed in front or behind the muscle. Again, this decision will have been made at your consultation. Much depends on the amount of breast tissue available and the elasticity of your skin.

The breast implants themselves may be round or anatomical, depending on the outcome that you would like. They are available in different sizes too and this will have been predetermined at your consultation.

When the implants are in place the wounds are closed with sutures and that will be the surgery complete.

Male to Female Top Recovery

You should arrange to take some time off work after the procedure. If you have a sedentary job, then one week is usually sufficient. If your job is more physical, then you may need a little longer. When you arrive home you will start to take your course of antibiotics and pain relief medication.

You should rest in the first week. Expect to have some discomfort in the first week or two. This is usually managed well with the medication given upon discharge from the hospital.

You will notice swelling and bruising to the chest, this is normal and will settle with time. You must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for six weeks after top surgery.

You will be required to wear a supportive bra or compression garment to help reduce swelling and provide support to the breasts during the initial healing phase. Your Plastic surgeon will advise you on how long you should wear these garments.

Our Patient care team will arrange a series of follow up appointments for you with the Plastic Surgeon so that we can monitor your progress in the coming weeks and months.

It is very important to attend these appointments to ensure smooth recovery.

You will notice that the scars from the incisions will be quite red at first. This is normal but they will fade over time. In the coming months it is important to cover these with sun block with exposure to the sun.

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    Can I choose the size of breast implants I want?

    Your Plastic Surgeon will listen to your desired outcome as this is really important. We want you to be del with delighted the outcome of the surgery. Together you will agree both the size of implants and the implant profile to achieve your goals.

    Can I finance male to female top surgery?

    Yes, we can help arrange finance for the surgery. No deposit is required, and you can pay monthly over several years.

    How long does liposuction surgery take?

    This depends on the number of areas to be treated, typically one to two hours in many cases.

    How long does the surgery take?

    Around one hour.

    Can I go home the same day after male to female top surgery?

    Yes, it is a day case surgery. You will need someone to collect you from the hospital.

    Who performs the male to female top surgery?

    The surgery is performed by our Plastic Surgeon who has experience in this procedure and other feminization procedures.

    How long will I need off work after male to female top surgery?

    This depends on the kind of work you do. Most patients go back to work after one week. If you have a physical job, you may need longer off work.

    What kind of implants are used in male to female top surgery?

    They are cohesive gel silicone implants. They are available in different sizes and profiles. Your Plastic Surgeon will work with you to find the perfect combination for you.

    Is aftercare included?

    Yes. You will have a full aftercare programme with your Plastic Surgeon. Our patient care team will arrange your follow up appointments for you.

    When will I see the final results of the surgery?

    It takes time for the body to heal and for the swelling to subside. The final results of the surgery may not be fully visible for several months. Patience is key. When the bandages have been removed your will see your new breasts, however everything will be swollen at first and they will appear bigger than they really are. After six weeks you will really begin to see your new look.

    What are the potential risks and complications associated with female to male top surgery?

    As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, bruising, scarring, asymmetry, and changes in nipple sensation. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you beforehand and provide guidance on how to minimize them.

    How can I help manage post op pain?

    Our Plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help manage any pain or discomfort during the initial stages of recovery. It’s important to take the medication as directed and let us know if you have increasing pain after surgery that is not managed with your medication.

    Will I get advice on how to manage the scars?

    Yes. You will receive detailed instructions on what to do in the first few weeks after the surgery, including keeping the incisions clean.

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