What are the steps of transmasculine top surgery?
Transmasculine top surgery includes the following steps:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – Mastectomy to remove the breast tissue
A mastectomy will remove the breast tissue present on your chest. Sometimes, excess skin will need to be removed as well.
Step 3 – Creating a masculine shape
After the breast tissue and any excess skin is removed, the remaining tissues must be repositioned to create a masculine contour to the chest.
Step 4 – Repositioning the nipple and areola
Sometimes the nipple and the areola need to be reduced and/or repositioned on the chest after the mastectomy is performed. The nipple and areola tend to be smaller and lie slightly more lateral and inferior on the male chest.