American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Transfeminine Top Surgery

Feminizing Chest Surgery

The goal of transfeminine top surgery, or feminizing chest surgery, is to enhance the size and shape of the breasts to create a more feminine appearance to the chest.

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Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.

Capsular contracture

The development of scar tissue around the breast implant which may distort the shape of the breast.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.


Blood pooling beneath the skin.


A medical device containing either saline or silicone which is used to augment the size of the breast.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.


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