FTM/N chest reconstruction surgery, also known as “top surgery,” is a solution for transgender men or non-binary transgender people who experience discomfort or dysphoria associated with their chest or who wish to achieve a more masculine appearance by reducing the size of or removing their chest tissue.
The ultimate goal of surgery is to make you feel more comfortable with your body by better aligning your physical characteristics with your internal sense of self and the self you want to present to the world. The relief surgery provides can enhance both your feelings of self-esteem and body confidence.
Choosing to undergo surgery is a complex process shaped by internal feelings and philosophies as well as by external circumstances such as your overall health, your ability to travel for surgery, and your current financial status. To learn more about FTM/N top surgery, you may continue exploring this section of the site, visit our FAQ page, or download a printable PDF that walks you through the process.
As with any major life decision, it’s normal to have some doubt and anxiety. At our San Francisco practice, we provide you with in-depth information on FTM/N surgical techniques, recovery, safety, and results so that you can make an informed final decision.
We’ve helped many patients during their transition, and this website is designed to help you become comfortable with the idea of permanent change and answer important questions, such as
If you have additional questions after viewing our site, please don’t hesitate to call our office. A member of our staff would be happy to go through any further details with you over the phone, or set you up with a personal or virtual consultation with Dr. Mosser.
FTM/N chest surgery can certainly enhance your self-esteem and body confidence. It’s also important to maintain realistic expectations throughout the consultation and surgical process. There are trade-offs and potential complications with nearly every surgical procedure.
Every patient is unique, so it’s not entirely possible to predict your final chest appearance or if you will experience changes in sensation after surgery. It’s also important to remember that additional procedures may be necessary to give you the final results you desire.
The best way to ensure you are receiving the highest standard of care is to choose a reputable plastic surgeon like Dr. Mosser. Dr. Mosser is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the training and expertise to ensure the safety and success of your surgery as well as a breadth of knowledge and experience working with the transgender community.
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