Is Top surgery the same as mastectomy?
Top surgery involves more than a mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer. Special techniques are used to contour and reduce the chest wall, position the nipples and areola, and minimize scarring.
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.
How long does it take to recover from top surgery?
Recovery time for top surgery varies from person to person. People who get FTM or FTN top surgery generally return to work or school about two weeks after surgery. Those who get MTF or MTN top surgery can typically get back to work or school after one week.
What is double incision top surgery?
The Double Incision Top Surgery procedure is the most widely-used technique and is ideal for those who are medium to large chested. During this procedure, the skin on the chest is opened along two horizontal incisions, at the top and bottom of the pectoral muscle. (The muscle itself is not touched.)
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.
How long do you have to wear a binder after top surgery?
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 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.
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.
When can you drive after mastectomy?
Ask your doctor before you get back behind the wheel. Most women can resume driving 10 to 14 days after surgery.
What do you wear to top surgery?
Clothing: Zip-up hoodie; button-up shirts in large sizes (check out thrift shops); slip-on shoes, slippers; sweat pants or other comfortable clothes for lounging around in.
What happens when you start taking testosterone FTM?
Soon after beginning hormone treatment, you will likely notice a change in your libido. Quite rapidly, your genitals, especially your clitoris, will begin to grow and become even larger when you are aroused. You may find that different sex acts or different parts of your body bring you erotic pleasure.
What is a Periareolar incision?
Periareolar incision (breast augmentation nipple incision)
The periareolar incision is made halfway around the lower circumference of the areola. This allows for a well concealed scar because it remains hidden by the slightly bumpy texture and darker pigment of the areola edge.
How much does it cost for top surgery?
In general, the cost of FTM Top Surgery ranges from $3500 – $9000 USD. This may or may not include consultation fees. A down payment is usually required to secure a surgery date. The amount of this down payment varies by surgeon but usually ranges between $500 – $2000, and up to 50% of the total Top Surgery cost.