It’s normal to feel some dissatisfaction with the size or shape of your chest after FTM top surgery. This is because top surgery is a complex procedure, and there are many factors that can affect the final results.

If you’re not satisfied with your chest, there are a few things you can do:

  • Talk to your surgeon. Your surgeon is the best person to discuss your concerns with. They can help you understand why your chest looks the way it does, and they can also talk to you about your options for revision surgery.
  • Give it time. It can take up to a year for your chest to fully heal and for the final results to be visible. If you’re only a few months post-surgery, it’s possible that you’re not seeing the full picture yet.
  • Consider other factors. There are other factors that can affect how you feel about your chest, such as your body image, your gender identity, and your social environment. If you’re struggling with body image issues, it may be helpful to talk to a therapist or counselor.

If you’ve decided that you want to have revision surgery, it’s important to find a surgeon who is experienced in working with transgender patients. You should also be prepared for the fact that revision surgery is not always successful. There is always a risk of complications, and the results may not be exactly what you were hoping for.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to have revision 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. If you’re struggling with this decision, it’s important to talk to your surgeon, a therapist, or a trusted friend or family member.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

  • The Trevor Project:
  • Trans Lifeline:
  • Gender Confirmation Center:

If you’re not satisfied with the size or shape of your chest after FTM top surgery, it’s important to address your concerns with your surgeon. They will be able to assess your situation and discuss potential options for revision or additional procedures. Here are some steps you can take:

  1. Schedule a Follow-Up Appointment: Contact your surgeon’s office to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss your concerns. It’s important to communicate your dissatisfaction and specific areas that you feel need improvement. Your surgeon will evaluate your results and discuss potential options.
  2. Provide Clear Feedback: During the appointment, clearly express your concerns and what you hope to achieve in terms of the size and shape of your chest. Open and honest communication is essential to ensure that your surgeon understands your expectations.
  3. Review Surgical Options: Your surgeon will assess your current chest appearance, healing progress, and any factors that may have contributed to your dissatisfaction. They may discuss potential options for revision surgery, which could include adjusting the size, contour, or positioning of the chest tissue.
  4. Consider Timing: It’s important to allow sufficient time for healing and resolution of swelling before considering revision surgery. Your surgeon will advise you on the appropriate timing for any revision procedures based on your individual healing process.
  5. Understand Limitations: While revision surgery can often address concerns, it’s important to have realistic expectations. Each individual’s healing and surgical outcome is unique, and there may be limitations in achieving the exact desired result. Your surgeon will provide guidance on what can be realistically achieved based on your specific situation.
  6. Seek Second Opinion: If you’re still not satisfied with the options or recommendations provided by your surgeon, you can consider seeking a second opinion from another experienced surgeon specializing in FTM top surgery. They may provide additional insights and alternative approaches.

Remember that the success of revision surgery depends on various factors, including the specific nature of your concerns, your individual anatomy, and the skill and experience of your surgeon. It’s crucial to have open and honest discussions with your surgeon and to carefully consider their recommendations. Together, you can work towards achieving the desired outcome and ensuring your satisfaction with the results of your FTM top surgery.