Muscle-Border Double Incision

What is a “regular” Double Incision procedure?

One of the most popular FTM/N top surgery incision techniques is the FTM/N Double Incision because of the way that it allows Dr. Mosser and Dr. Facque to achieve the flattest and tightest chest possible while removing the most amount of excess chest tissue and skin. The Double Incision technique usually leaves two straight scars across the center of the chest that extends past the nipple on both sides.

What is a Muscle-Border Double Incision procedure?

The Muscle-Border Double Incision procedure is a newer approach to FTM/N top surgery for people who have favorable anatomy to have this procedure. Rather than extending the scar in a straight line on both sides of the chest, this new procedure curves the outer edges of the scar upward towards the armpit. This incision for this procedure is made below and outside the pectoralis major (chest) muscle border to help create the desired shape so that when healed, the scar will appear anatomical.

Do I qualify for a Muscle-Border Double Incision procedure?

Patients who have enough chest tissue to qualify for a regular Double Incision but don’t have too much excess tissue in the outer chest area would be great candidates for this new procedure. This incision type is ideal for patients who want their chest to appear more muscular after surgery or for anyone who would feel affirmed in their gender by having a scar that curves around the pectoralis muscle. However, anyone with excess tissue or skin in the outer chest may not be a good candidate for this procedure.

Contact us to schedule a top surgery consultation with Dr. Mosser or Dr. Facque or to learn more about the Muscle-Border Double Incision technique.

Double Incision

During a regular double incision top surgery procedure, the incisions on each side of the chest are horizontal. This allows for the surgeon to give patients the tightest and flattest results possible.

 Muscle-border Double Incision

During a muscle-border double incision top surgery procedure, the incision lines trace the outer edges of the pectoralis major muscle. This helps define the chest muscle for patients who want to have a more muscular-appearing chest.