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Raising Your Arms After Surgery

Raising Your Arms After Surgery We understand that minimizing scarring is a top priority for many of our patients. In this article, we discuss the importance of limiting certain arm movements in improving the outcome of your top surgery scars. We also recognize that certain individuals may need to prioritze their shoulder mobility over following traditional shoulder limitation guidelines that seek to reduce scarring. As a result, we have included post-surgical instructions that can help patients avoid shoulder injuries during top surgery recovery. Here we provide our recommendations for shoulder mobility as well as ways to assess your shoulder range of motion before and during your recovery period. For a …

Having Chest Reconstruction Top Surgery After a Breast Reduction

Having Chest Reconstruction Top Surgery After a Breast Reduction Often, patients ask us about the interaction between a traditional breast reduction and a gender-affirming chest reconstruction top surgery. Specifically, patients ask if having a breast reduction will affect a subsequent top surgery procedure to further flatten the chest, and if having the breast reduction will limit the options available to them if they decide to have top surgery. Here we will describe factors you may take into consideration such as the availability of minimal incision techniques like periareolar or keyhole top surgery, the potential joining of the incisions on the chest, and  the incision location options. If you have undergone …

Animated Chest Reconstruction Top Surgery Videos

Animated Chest Reconstruction Top Surgery Videos This page provides educational animated videos to help explain the different gender affirming surgery procedures. Discover how keyhole top surgery, double incision top surgery, periareolar top surgery, buttonhole top surgery, fishmouth top surgery, and nipple reduction are performed. We also provide information on the specific benefits each procedure has to help you decide on the best chest reconstruction top surgery that matches your goals. Lastly, Dr. Mosser explains what dog ears are and provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about them. These videos help explain gender-affirming procedures. To learn more about what surgery options are available for your individual body type, you …

Surgery Timeline (FTM)

Top Surgery Timeline The process of undergoing chest reconstruction top surgery, formerly known as FTM top surgery, can seem like a daunting task. However, by understanding the steps involved and what to expect, you can feel more prepared and confident throughout the process. This article provides a general timeline of the steps you can follow in your journey toward your gender confirmation surgery. It covers important milestones such as scheduling a consultation, obtaining insurance approval, preoperative visits, and top surgery recovery, including instructions on care and follow-up visits. Once you’ve decided to pursue gender confirming surgery, the following is a general outline of the steps that you will follow in …

Pre-surgery care (FTM)

Before Chest Reconstruction Top Surgery Preparing for your chest reconstruction top surgery procedure, formerly referred to as FTM top surgery, is an important step to help your experience be as smooth as possible. In this article, we give you a detailed list of things you may need before and during the recovery period, as well as some tips on setting up your top surgery recovery area. We also provide important instructions you can follow for the weeks and days leading up to your gender confirming surgery. The following suggested items may be helpful to you, depending upon the type of surgery you have. Go over them now and make a list …

Chest Reconstruction Top Surgery Nipple Graft After Care

Chest Reconstruction Top Surgery Nipple Graft After Care Nipple graft survival is one of the most common concerns after double incision top surgery. Although complete failure of nipple graft is rare in our practice, it is important to take note of the instructions for care after your gender affirming surgery to ensure proper healing and success of your nipple grafts. This article provides instructions on how to take care of your nipple graft based on a general top surgery recovery timeline. There is some variation to how surgeons prescribe dressing changes and care for the nipple graft after double incision chest reconstruction top surgery. However, the milestones for tissue recovery …

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