When you’re uncomfortable in your female body, you may choose gender affirmation surgery to get the body that matches your identity. Transman top surgery is often one of the individuals’ first physical steps to create a more masculine appearance. You must consider several options to give you the desired results.
Double-Incision with Nipple Grafts
During this transman top surgery, your surgeon will remove your nipples and areolas, decreasing their size. They will make long incisions across your chest to remove breast tissue and flatten your chest. Liposuction is often preferred to remove breast tissue and excess fat. The surgery uses special stitches called dog ear stitches to prevent puckering during healing. Finally, they reattach the reduced nipples and areolas to the appropriate location.
This transman top surgery is best for individuals with a smaller chest. The surgeon will create a circular incision around the areola during this procedure with another incision outside the first one. Your surgeon will continue removing breast tissue using liposuction before bringing the edges together, and closing the incisions. The nipples and areolas may also be reduced if needed.
Your final option for transman top surgery is a keyhole procedure, which is best for individuals with significantly smaller chests or tight skin. This procedure involves making a small incision below the areola before removing breast tissue with liposuction. They then resize the nipples while closing the incision.
If you’re interested in undergoing transman top surgery, visit The International Center for Transgender Care to schedule a consultation.