MTF top surgery is a surgical procedure that removes breast tissue and creates a more masculine chest. It is a common form of gender-affirming surgery for transgender women.
There are two main types of MTF top surgery: double incision surgery and periareolar surgery. Double incision surgery is the most common type of MTF top surgery. It involves making two incisions around the nipple and extending them down to the breast crease. The breast tissue is then removed and the skin is closed. Periareolar surgery is a newer type of MTF top surgery. It involves making an incision around the nipple and removing the breast tissue through that incision. The skin is then closed.
The recovery time for MTF top surgery varies depending on the type of surgery and the individual’s body. However, most people can expect to be in the hospital for one to two days and to take several weeks off from work or school.
The risks of MTF top surgery include infection, bleeding, and scarring. However, these risks are relatively rare.
MTF top surgery is a major surgery, but it can be a very rewarding experience for transgender women. It can help them feel more comfortable in their bodies and more confident in their gender identity.
Here are some additional resources that may be helpful:
- The National Center for Transgender Equality: The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has a guide on MTF top surgery.
- Trans Lifeline: Trans Lifeline is a 24/7 hotline that provides support and resources to transgender people. They can help you find resources on MTF top surgery.
- The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. They have a list of resources for transgender people, including information on MTF top surgery.