The age restrictions for FTM top surgery vary depending on the surgeon and the country. In general, most surgeons require that patients be at least 18 years old before having top surgery. However, there may be exceptions to this rule, depending on the individual’s circumstances.

For example, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care, which are widely used as guidelines for the medical care of transgender people, state that “chest surgery in FtM patients could be carried out earlier, preferably after ample time of living in the desired gender role and after one year of testosterone treatment.” This means that in some cases, a surgeon may be willing to perform FTM top surgery on a patient who is younger than 18, if the patient has been living in their desired gender role for at least a year and has been taking testosterone for at least a year.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to have FTM top surgery is a personal one. There is no right or wrong answer, and what is right for one person may not be right for another. It is important to talk to a surgeon and a therapist or counselor to get the information you need to make the best decision for yourself.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) website:
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) website:
  • The Trevor Project:

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have other questions.