What is FTM Top Surgery?
Here at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery and Med Spa in Boca Raton, FL we are able to transform your overall appearance with TOP surgery. Many patients come to us with a goal to alter their chest area. Our board-certified plastic surgeons and experienced team at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa in Boca Raton are able to offer both FTM TOP surgery. This surgery consists of a subcutaneous mastectomy, which is when the surgeon removes breast tissue and contours the chest with surgery.
Top Surgery Reviews
"I talked to four different doctors in my state when trying to choose a surgeon to perform my FTM top surgery, and Dr. Schnitt was by far the best option for me. I have talked to many other transmasc individuals who have undergone the same procedure with other surgeons, but never have I heard of one being so attentive and accommodating as Dr. Schnitt. He is knowledgeable and talented, and his team was absolutely wonderful. The staff at Inspire Cosmetics is absolutely phenomenal and I would highly recommend this surgery center as a safe and comfortable environment for anyone looking to undergo top surgery!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jul 22, 2019
"Dr Drew Schnitt is the Best! - So happy i made my decision with dr drew schnitt for top surgery. He did such a amazing job, a polite man and very professional and caring person. I will definitely recommend him to anyone that desires top surgery. Been a month now since my procedure and words cant explain how relieved i am. Drew is a awesome doctor. Leah was great she help me through it all when me or my wife had questions concerns, she was there we really appreciated that.Great staff here as well they make you feel comfortable and welcome."- J. / RealSelf / Oct 23, 2019
"Highly Recommend Dr. Schitt for FTM Top Surgery - After speaking with 4 different doctors while searching for one to perform my FTM top surgery, I had no doubt in my mind that Dr. Schnitt was the best choice for me. He, along with being an incredibly talented surgeon, also has an incredibly caring staff with beautiful hearts who are some of the kindest and most accommodating individuals I have ever met. I am 24 days post op and I absolutely love my new chest! It's healing so well and I could not have asked for a better team to help me through this process."- W. / RealSelf / Jul 22, 2019
Surgical techniques for TOP
Dependent on the size and amount of breast tissue that needs removing, there are three very similar methods that our surgeon may use. These are:
Keyhole and peri-areolar methods: this is the best method for patients with small to medium chests. The keyhole method means small incisions are made and breast tissue is removed through these. Alternatively the peri-areolar method includes a ring shape incision around the areola and a larger circular incision around this. The tissue is removed through this before being closed.
Double incision with nipple grafts: this procedure is best for those with large and medium sized chests. This surgery requires double horizontal incisions underneath the pectoral muscles. A nipple-areola complex is grafted on once the natural nipple has been removed and altered to the perfect size.
Inverted-T top surgery: This method does not involve a nipple graft, here the nipple-areola complex is not removed but still resized, thus providing a better nipple sensation.
What To Expect
During your consultation our surgeon will examine your chest and discuss the correct procedure for your chest reconstruction surgery. This individualized consultation will make sure the correct result is achieved. This procedure will be done under general anesthesia and typically lasts 2-4 hours. It is usually done as an outpatient surgery but sometimes a patient may require an overnight stay. You will need someone to stay with you for at least 24 hours after surgery.
Some patients may have a drain for a few days or possibly a few weeks, dependent on the extent of the procedure and how much fluid is collected. Typically the patient can return to work after two weeks, dependent on the type of job. Only light activity is advised after top surgery, you will be able to exercise after 6-8 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
Change Your Chest
Top surgery ultimately provides transgender patients with the chest that they’ve been looking for. This surgery will improve your quality of life and improve your happiness with your body, so you can achieve the goals you’ve been after. If you’ve been considering top surgery, we suggest you contact us here at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery and Med Spa to schedule your consultation, so we can help transform your life.