Breast augmentation is an option for transgender people who wish to enhance the size and shape of the chest, most often using saline or silicone implants. Breast augmentation is also sometimes called “top surgery,” which is a term we use as an umbrella both for chest reconstruction top surgery and breast augmentation. The ultimate goal of surgery for some individuals is to reduce feelings of gender dysphoria, make you feel more comfortable with your body by better aligning your physical characteristics with your internal sense of self and the self you’d like to present to the world.
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 breast augmentation top surgery, you can 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 experience some fears and hesitations, as well as excitement when considering surgery. At our San Francisco gender affirmation surgery practice, we provide you with in-depth information on breast augmentation techniques , recovery, safety, and outcomes so that you can make an informed decision.
We have helped many patients through this process, and this website is designed to help you learn about the surgical process. You’ll notice that we provide in-depth answers to many frequently asked questions about breast augmentation on the following topics:
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 discuss any further details with you over the phone, or set you up with a personal or virtual consultation with one of our surgeons.
Breast augmentation can enhance your self-esteem and confidence in your body.It’s also important to be properly informed when pursuing surgery, which can help you know what to expect throughout the consultation and surgical process — you should know about the positives of surgery as well as the possible risks and complications.
Aesthetic and functional outcomes, including sensation and scarring, are hard to predict as everyone heals and reacts differently to surgery. It’s also important to remember that additional surgeries or revisions may be necessary to help you achieve your ideal outcome.
Our website includes a gallery with before and after photos of previous patients. During your consultation, GCC Surgeons will discuss with you what you can expect regarding sensation and the recovery process. It can also be helpful to talk to other people in the community who have had surgery already. These perspectives can give you a better understanding of what is important to know and consider both before and after surgery.
The best way to ensure you are receiving the highest standard of care is to choose a reputable plastic surgeon. Our board-certified plastic surgeons with the training and expertise to ensure the safety and success of your surgery. They haveas a breadth of knowledge and experience working with the transgender community.
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