Male to Female Top Surgery

Male to Female TOP Surgery in Melbourne

Male to Female (MTF) Top surgery also known as Male to Female breast augmentation surgery is now available with Dr Patrick Briggs a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and Gender Surgery expert – now in Melbourne.

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What is MTF Top Surgery?

MTF Top Surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that transforms male chests to female breasts. Alternatively, it can also be done to add size to the breast in addition to hormonal therapy for transgender females which gives a feminine shape and size to the breast.

What are the Benefits of MTF Top Surgery?

  • Firstly, it enhances the size and shape of your breast
  • Secondly, it enhances the feminine look of your breasts, which in turn can boosting self-confidence.
  • And thirdly, it creates breast symmetry and increases nipple projection.

You should discuss your conditions and the benefits of MTF Top Surgery before going through with the procedure to see if the procedure is the right fit for you.

Am I a Good candidate for MTF Top Surgery?

MTF Top surgery may be the procedure for you if you are:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • In good physical and mental health
  • Realistic about the outcome of the surgery
  • A non-smoker
  • In a normal weight range
  • Not planning major weight loss or gain
  • Hormonal therapy alone has proved insufficient to give you your desired breast size.
  • Want to enhance the feminine shape of your breast.
  • Under the care of a psychologist or psychiatrist

If you fit the above description then Book a Consultation with Dr Briggs.

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Your MTF Top Surgery Journey

Consultation

Consultation forms the first phase of your MTF Top Surgery journey. Here you will have an in-depth discussion with your care provider about the procedure to see if you meet the criteria. Dr Briggs will then take a detailed medical history. He will also ask you about your goals for the procedure. Here it would help if you were honest and reasonable about your expectations. This can help you get the outcome you desire.

Dr Briggs will then discuss with you your various implant options. These include:

  • Type of Implant to use: Saline, Silicone.
  • Breast implant incision locations. There are 3 incision options including;
      1. Within the lower breast creases (Inframammary)
      2. Around the areola complexes (peri-areolar incision)
      3. Or the armpit (transaxillary)
  • Breast implant shape and size: It is important to make the breast appear proportional to your overall physique.
  • Implant texture.
  • Breast implant placement –Breast Implants can be put either;
    • sub-glandular – Below the breast tissue but above the pectoral muscles
    • Or, sub-muscular – Above the chest wall but beneath the pectoral muscles

Your surgeon will discuss all of these options with you and will choose the best breast augmentation procedure that suits your needs. They will also discuss the modality of the procedure and all possible risks and complications. We encourage you to be inquisitive and to voice any questions, queries or doubts. You will be expected to refrain from using aspirin or other blood-thinning to prevent excessive bruising.

The Procedure

This is the second phase of your journey.

Breast enhancement surgery is done under general anaesthetic and takes approximately 2 hours. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. In other words, you will be able to go home the day of surgery, after a few hours of monitoring.

  • In the operation theatre, you will be anaesthetised using a general anaesthetic under the care of a Specialist Anaesthetist.
  • After you are anaesthetised, an incision is made around your nipple or below the breast in inframammary breast folds or near the armpit. The incision is around 5cm in size.
  • Pockets are made behind each breast to accommodate the implants.
  • Implants of your choice are then put into these pockets and adjustments are made to ensure they are symmetrical.
  • When the implants are in place, your surgeon then closes the pockets using absorbable sutures and the site of incision using non-absorbable sutures.
  • Once complete a bandage will be applied to the incision site.

Recovery

Fortunately, you will be able to go home to recover in the comfort of your own bed, following the initial observation period. However, you will need someone to drive you as you will not be able to drive for approximately one week following surgery. Strict bed rest for a few days after surgery is a must.

  • A surgical bra needs to be worn for approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Your dressing will be changed 5-7 days following surgery.
  • You can resume Light exercises after two weeks.
  • Avoid upper body exercises for a few weeks as it may cause your implants to be displaced.
  • Heavy lifting should be avoided.
  • Jobs requiring minimum stress can be resumed within a week of surgery.
  • Resuming strenuous works should be delayed for at least 8 weeks.
  • Proper results of the surgery will be visible in about 10-12 weeks.
  • Scarring fades away over time but does not disappear completely.

Risks and Complications Associated with MTF Top Surgery

Every surgical procedure poses a certain amount of risks, and you must understand these risks and possible complications associated with it before deciding if the surgery is right for you.

You will receive a thorough briefing about the possible complications before undergoing surgery to ensure that you fully understand the potential risks associated with the procedure.

Few complications associated with Transgender breast augmentation surgery include:

  • Wrinkling of skin over the implant
  • Loss of sensation over the nipple and breast
  • Faulty position of the implant
  • Implant leak or rupture
  • Infection at the implant site
  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast pain
  • Need for repeat surgery
  • Breast implant associated-anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL); seen more in use of macro-textured implants

 

Frequently Asked Question About FTM Chest Surgery

What is male to female top surgery?

  • Also known as Male to Female Breast Augmentation Surgery refers to the cosmetic surgical procedure that transforms male chests to female breasts. It can also add size to the breast in addition to hormonal therapy in transgender females creating a more feminine shape and size to the breast.

What are the risks when undergoing a male to female top surgery?

  • Risks and complications associated with male to female breast augmentation surgery include:
    • Wrinkling of skin over the implant
    • Loss of sensation over the nipple and breast
    • Faulty position of the implant
    • Implant leak
    • Or rupture
    • Infection at the implant site
    • Capsular contracture
    • Breast pain
    • Need for repeat surgery.
    • Breast implant associated-anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL); seen more in use of textured implants

Who is an ideal candidate for a male to female top surgery?

  • You are an ideal candidate for the surgery if you are:
    • Over 18 years of age
    • In good physical and mental health.
    • realistic about the outcome of the surgery
    • A non-smoker
    • Within a normal weight range
    • Not planning major weight loss or gain
    • Hormonal therapy alone has proved insufficient to give you your desired breast size.
    • Want to enhance the feminine shape of your breast.

Will my insurance cover for a male to female top surgery?

  • Unfortunately no.
  • Medicare views the procedure of Male to female breast augmentation surgery as a cosmetic surgical procedure done without any medical indications.
  • Your insurance company will not cover it.
  • You must cover the full cost of the surgery yourself.

How long do the breast implants last?

  • Your implants on an average can last anywhere between 10-20 years.
  • However, most surgeons will suggest you remove and replace your implants around the ten-year mark.
  • You may choose to have your implants taken out earlier if you have;
    • Cosmetic concerns
    • Want to change the size, type and shape of the current implants
    • Or, complications arise.

When should I remove my breast implants?

  • You may need to remove the implants if:
    • Hardening of implants occurs due to capsular contracture, which gives rise to pain, tenderness and cosmetic appearance.
    • A saline rupture in either breast; This can cause the breast implant to deflate and lose its shape and size which can be quiet a dramatic difference when a comparison is made to the other breast.
    • Silicone rupture giving rise to symptoms like decreased breast size, breast asymmetry, hard lump formation, pain, swelling and loss of sensation around the breast. Most cases of silicone rupture, however, remain asymptomatic.
    • Change in position of the implant causing stretching and sagging of skin around your breast, leading to one breast hanging below another.

When can I resume normal activities, and what will my recovery be like following the surgery?

  • Recovery;
    • Following the initial observation, you will be able to go home the day of surgery.
    • However, you will need someone to drive you as you will not be able to drive for about a week following surgery.
    • You will need a few days bed rest, following your surgery.
    • We also advise that a surgical bra needs to be worn for approximately four weeks.
  • Resuming normal activities;
    • You can resume jobs that require minimum stress within a week or two of surgery.
    • You can also generally resume light exercises after two weeks.
    • However, avoid upper body exercises for at least a few weeks as it may cause your implants to become displaced. You should also avoid heavy lifting during this time.
    • Furthermore, we advise patients to abstain from Strenuous works for at least 8 weeks.
    • Proper results of the surgery will be visible in about 10-12 weeks and scarring fades away over time but does not disappear completely.

Is male to female top surgery worth it?

If you are a transgender female in distress due to the difference between your experienced gender and the gender assigned at birth and want a more feminine look to your chest, then male to female top surgery is worth it. It helps to feminise your chest area, transforming it into breasts, giving you an enhanced feminine appearance, the appearance you always wanted.

Why Choose Dr Patrick Briggs?

Choosing to have plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery procedure done is a big decision, to ensure that you get the results you desire selecting a certified professional with vast experience in the field is of paramount importance.

Dr Patrick Briggs a highly skilled Specialist Plastic surgeon, but he also has over 20 years experience. He has received training in the USA, England, and Ireland. Dr Briggs now consults and operates in Melbourne, at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery. He is an ASPS certified plastic surgeon who performs surgeries with innovative and up-to-date approaches. Last but not least he an expert in face, breast, and body surgeries for men and women but he also offers high-quality natural-looking plastic surgery results.

 

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With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic Surgeons are dedicated to best practice patient care and education, customising Breast Enlargement Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

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What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Phone 1300 264 811, Email us: enquiries@cocoruby.com.au or Book a FREE 15-minute Phone Chat with our Patient Liaison Manager or a Virtual Consultation with a Surgeon.

 


Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.