As a surgeon, performing transgender breast surgery can be a deeply rewarding experience. This procedure, also known as chest reconstruction or top surgery, is a critical step in the gender affirmation process for many transgender individuals.
During the procedure, I typically make incisions on the chest and remove breast tissue to create a more masculine or gender-neutral appearance for those transitioning to male or non-binary gender identities. For individuals transitioning to female, I may use implants or fat grafting to enhance the breast size and shape.
It’s essential to have a thorough consultation with the patient before transgender breast surgery to discuss their goals, medical history and any concerns they may have. It’s important to understand that this surgery is not just about physical changes but also has a significant impact on a persons’s mental and emotional well- being.
Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the transgender breast surgery, but patients typically need to rest for several weeks before resuming normal activities.
The results of transgender breast surgery can be life-changing for individuals who have struggled with gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia. It’s essential to approach this procedure with sensitivity, compassion and a deep understanding of the patient’s unique needs and desires.
As a surgeon, I find it incredibly fulfilling to help transgender individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies. It’s an honour to be a part of their journey towards self-discovery and self-love.
If this is something that you are considering as part of your journey, get in touch and see if I can help and support you.
Consultant Oncoplastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Breast Surgeon