Keyhole surgery, also known as keyhole top surgery, is a type of chest masculinization surgery often chosen by female-to-male (FtM) transgender individuals. This technique is typically suitable for individuals with smaller chests who have good skin elasticity.
The cost of keyhole top surgery can vary widely depending on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience and expertise, the geographic location where the surgery is performed, and whether hospital and anesthesia fees are included in the quoted price.
In the United States, as of my last training cut-off in September 2021, the cost for keyhole top surgery can range from $3,000 to $10,000 or more. In other countries, the costs can vary significantly. Some healthcare insurance providers may cover the cost of top surgery, especially with a diagnosis of gender dysphoria from a qualified mental health professional, but coverage varies widely between policies.
It’s important to note that the quoted costs often do not include additional expenses such as consultation fees, post-surgery garments, medications, and any necessary follow-up care or revisions.
As always, choosing a surgeon should be based on their expertise, experience, and your comfort with them, not just the cost. It’s essential to have a detailed discussion about the potential risks and benefits of surgery, the expected recovery process, and the total cost.
This information is accurate as of my last training cut-off in September 2021, and the costs or procedures might have been updated or changed since then. Always consult with healthcare professionals to get the most recent and relevant information.