Transgender and non-binary individuals may choose to undergo top surgery as part of their gender affirmation journey. This type of surgery can help them feel more comfortable in their bodies by altering the appearance of their chest to better align with their gender identity. However, not all top surgeries are the same, and there are different types of procedures that can be performed depending on the individual’s desired outcome.
Gender Affirmation Surgery
Gender affirmation surgery is performed to help an individual’s physical appearance better match their gender identity. This can include several different types of procedures, such as facial feminization / masculinization surgery, bottom surgery, and top surgery. Top surgery is typically done for individuals who want to alter the appearance of their chest to better align with their gender identity. At Panacea, we focus on top surgeries, and have other excellent Atlanta-area surgeons to which we refer our patients who are considering exploring other types of surgeries, including facial surgeries.
Female-to-Male (FTM) Top Surgery
FTM surgery is performed on transgender individuals who are transitioning from female to male. This type of surgery typically involves the removal of breast tissue and the creation of a more masculine chest contour. There are different techniques that can be used for this type of surgery, such as double incision mastectomy or peri-areolar incision.
Male-to-Female (MTF) Top Surgery
MTF surgery is performed on transgender individuals who are transitioning from male to female. This type of surgery typically involves breast augmentation to create a more feminine chest. There are different types of breast implants that can be used for this type of surgery, such as saline or silicone implants, as well as various sizes and profiles.
Non-Binary Top Surgery
Top surgery for non-binary individuals is often chosen by those who identify as gender non-conforming, gender fluid or omnigender. This type of surgery typically involves a customized approach that can alter the appearance of the chest to better align with the individual’s gender identity at any given time. This may involve breast reduction or augmentation depending on the desired outcome.
Chest Feminization and Chest Masculinization Surgery
Chest feminization and chest masculinization are types of top surgeries that are performed to create a more feminine or masculine chest appearance, respectively. These types of surgeries may be completed for both transgender and non-binary individuals, but also for those who do not identify as either but desire a more masculine or feminine appearance.
About Dr. Nour Abboushi and Dr. Kimberly Singh
Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi of Panacea Plastic Surgery have worked closely with the transgender and non-binary communities not just in the Atlanta area, but throughout Georgia and the Southeast, for many years.
In addition to their extensive experience in performing top surgeries, Dr. Singh and Dr. Abboushi prioritize creating a safe and welcoming environment for their patients. They understand that gender affirmation surgeries can be an important part of an individual’s journey and strive to provide the highest level of care to help their patients achieve their desired outcomes.
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