Yes, you can have FTM top surgery if you are overweight. However, there are some risks associated with surgery in people who are overweight, such as a higher risk of complications, a longer recovery time, and a greater chance of needing revision surgery.

It is important to talk to a surgeon about your individual circumstances and expectations. The surgeon will be able to assess your eligibility for surgery and help you make the best decision for yourself.

Here are some things to consider when deciding if FTM top surgery is right for you if you are overweight:

  • Your overall health: If you have any underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, you will need to make sure that your health is stable before surgery.
  • Your weight: If you are significantly overweight, you may need to lose weight before surgery. This will help to reduce the risks of surgery and improve your chances of a successful outcome.
  • Your desired results: If you are overweight, you may not be able to achieve the same results as someone who is not overweight. This is because the surgeon will have less tissue to work with.
  • Your recovery time: If you are overweight, you may have a longer recovery time from surgery. This is because it takes longer for the body to heal when it is carrying more weight.
  • The cost of surgery: The cost of FTM top surgery may be higher if you are overweight. This is because the surgery may be more complex and take longer to perform.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to have FTM top surgery if you are overweight 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:

The timeline to see the final results of FTM top surgery can vary among individuals and depends on several factors, including the specific surgical technique used, the individual’s healing process, and the body’s natural response to surgery. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Initial Healing Period: In the weeks immediately following FTM top surgery, there will be swelling, bruising, and temporary changes to the chest appearance. It’s important to allow for an initial healing period, typically lasting a few weeks, during which the body begins to heal and the initial swelling subsides.
  2. Subsequent Healing and Recovery: Over the following weeks and months, the chest will continue to heal, and you will notice gradual changes in the appearance. Swelling and bruising will diminish, and the scars will begin to fade. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions regarding scar care, compression garment usage, and activity restrictions to support optimal healing and achieve the best possible results.
  3. Scar Maturation: Scars will undergo a maturation process that can take several months to a year or more. Initially, scars may appear red, raised, or firm, but they will gradually fade and flatten over time. The exact timeline for scar maturation varies among individuals and can be influenced by factors such as genetics, scar care, and individual healing characteristics.
  4. Individual Variations: Each person’s healing process and the rate at which they see the final results can vary. Factors such as skin elasticity, tissue quality, and individual healing response can impact the timeline. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that the final results may continue to evolve and refine over time.
  5. Surgeon’s Guidance: Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on post-operative care, follow-up appointments, and the expected timeline for seeing the final results. They will monitor your healing progress and guide you through the recovery process, addressing any concerns or questions you may have.

It’s important to have patience and allow sufficient time for the body to heal and the results to fully manifest. If you have specific questions or concerns about your individual healing progress or the timeline for seeing the final results, it’s best to consult with your surgeon. They can provide personalized guidance based on your unique situation and help manage your expectations throughout the recovery process.