FTM Top Surgery
Conveniently located to serve Washington DC, Arlington, Bethesda
Female-to-male (FTM) top surgery is a cosmetic procedure that allows the patient to achieve more masculine chest contours. The team at District Plastic Surgery is proud to be considered one of the best providers of FTM top surgery in Washington, DC. We have helped many patients transform their look with FTM top surgery to better reflect their inner sense of self.
What is FTM Top Surgery?
One of the main aesthetic concerns for FTM-transitioning patients is their chest area. The focus of FTM top surgery is typically on eliminating breast tissue to flatten the chest. FTM top surgery is also called subcutaneous mastectomy or masculinizing chest surgery.
The patient’s breast size will affect our plastic surgeon’s approach to FTM top surgery. For patients with smaller volumes of unwanted breast tissue, a nipple-sparing subcutaneous mastectomy may be recommended. This FTM top surgery does not alter the skin, nipples, or areola.
When a larger amount of breast tissue must be removed, the nipples and areolas will likely need to be resized and/or repositioned to achieve the most natural-looking outcome. This type of FTM top surgery is also known as double-incision top surgery.
Ideal Candidates for FTM Top Surgery
Candidates for FTM top surgery must be generally healthy and free of medical conditions that interfere with the body’s wound-healing processes. Non-smokers are ideal candidates, though smokers can safely undergo this surgery if they agree to abstain from smoking for a period of time before and after the procedure.
Candidates must have realistic expectations for FTM top surgery. You will be able to view before-and-after photos of FTM top surgery patients we have treated during your consultation, so you can accurately understand what the procedure can and cannot accomplish.
A thorough consultation is essential for a successful FTM top surgery. In addition to answering our plastic surgeon’s questions about your desired chest contours and your medical history, you are welcome to ask questions anytime during your consultation. Our surgeon will also perform a physical examination of your chest.
Based on your aesthetic goals and the information gathered from your medical records and exam, our surgeon will develop your unique FTM top surgery treatment plan. Your treatment plan will then be reviewed with you.
At this point in the consultation, the details of your FTM top surgery will be explained, including how to prepare for the surgery and what to expect during your recovery. A cost estimate will be provided, as well, so you can consider your budget and financing options.
Your FTM Top Surgery Procedure
The duration of FTM top surgery varies in relation to the complexity of a patient’s specific procedure. Our surgeon will be able to estimate the length of your surgery after creating your treatment plan.
The first step of FTM top surgery is to cleanse and disinfect the treatment area. Anesthesia will then be administered, so you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, our surgeon will proceed with making targeted incisions in the chest area.
Breast tissue will be accessed and removed via your incisions. Our plastic surgeon will adjust the remaining tissue, as needed, to ensure smooth, symmetrical results. If necessary, the nipples and areolas will be resized and/or repositioned to create a natural-looking, masculine appearance. To complete the operation, the incisions will be sutured and bandaged.
The Recovery Process
After FTM top surgery, we will monitor your condition as the anesthesia wears off and advise you when you can safely leave the surgical facility. You will be able to return home the same day as your procedure. However, you will not be able to drive yourself. It is important that you make arrangements prior to your surgery for someone to drive you home when you are released.
Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are normal during the initial phase of your recovery. These symptoms will gradually diminish as you heal. Pain can be managed with medications, as directed by our surgeon.
Take care to follow all of the recovery and aftercare instructions we provide. It is essential that you properly care for your incision sites and adhere to your physical activity restrictions, so you can avoid complications and support optimal results.
How Much Does FTM Top Surgery Cost?
The cost of your FTM top surgery will depend on the extent of your procedure and the surgical techniques required to masculinize your chest. Anesthesia and facility fees will also impact the overall price of the surgery.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you want to know more about FTM top surgery in Washington, DC, contact District Plastic Surgery to arrange a consultation. We strive to exceed our patients’ expectations at every step of the treatment process, and we look forward to providing you the personalized care you deserve.
This has been an amazing experience from the consultation to post-surgery!!! I honestly can’t even express how happy & grateful I am with the results. Everyone….Dr. Ramineni and his whole team are impeccable, to say the least. A very thoughtful, professional, kind, and knowledgable team. I will 100% always refer anyone I know to this amazing team…Dr. Ramineni had a challenge when I came to see him with my issue but he 1000% went above & beyond to achieve perfection with my results. I can’t thank this team enough!! I genuinely want to thank you so much!
Dr. Ramineni was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon as a masterful surgeon who could figure out why I was having complications. He diagnosed the problem correctly and fixed it. I am grateful for his openness, his honesty, and skill.
- Saiyyaed A.
Life-altering surgeon. He helped make my dreams come true with the most flawless surgery I’d been waiting my whole life to get. Healing and recovery has been almost disturbingly easy and pain-free. I could not recommend enough. Everyone there is so sweet as well!
Dr. Praful Ramineni
Plastic SurgeON IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Dr. Ramineni is the founder of District Plastic Surgery. He is board certified and has over 15 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He started his career as one of the busiest surgeons at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a focus on complex reconstructive surgery including cancer and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery.