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Female-to-Male Top Transition Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia

We offer female-to-male (FTM) top surgery to assist transgender patients in their transition. Also known as “masculinizing surgery”, this procedure involves removing tissue, skin, and fat from the natural breast contour to create a flatter, male-contoured chest area. In addition to aiding in transition and providing outstanding gender-affirming results, in some cases FTM top surgery can help improve the confidence level in people who experience gender dysphoria.

FTM top surgery can be performed in different ways depending on the specific needs and personal anatomy of each patient. Most commonly, I will utilize the double incision mastectomy technique. This is done to accentuate the natural contours of the pectoral muscles. During the procedure, I will make two horizontal incisions across the left and right side of the chest. Breast tissue, fat, and skin are then removed. I also adjust the shape and location of the nipples to ensure they are properly positioned on the new chest contour.

Once post-surgery swelling and bruising has subsided, the results will become apparent quickly. In addition to achieving terrific and transformational aesthetic results, patients who undergo FTM top surgery do not have to worry about any recurrence or regrowth of breast tissue in their chest area since this tissue is removed.

If you’d like to learn more about female-to-male top transition surgery or schedule your appointment, contact Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation appointment today.


Q: How old do you have to be to undergo female-to-male top transition surgery?

A: This procedure is for adults only. Patients must be at least 18-years of age before electing to undergo FTM top surgery. As the results are not reversible, this is an important decision that requires considerable thought and deliberation before any surgery can be performed.

Q: How long will I need for recovery following female-to-male top transition surgery?

A: Recovery time will vary based on several factors, including which procedure method was used and how much breast tissue was removed. However, many patients feel comfortable within the first two weeks of their recovery period. A compression garment will be worn during this time to minimize post-surgical swelling. In many cases, moderate exercise like walking and other non-impact exercise can resume roughly four weeks after surgery. More intense physical activity like running and heavy lifting will likely require more time. We will discuss these parameters at length during the pre-surgery consultation appointment, as well as your post- surgical appointment.