FTM TOP SURGERY SARASOTA
Gender dysphoria is a condition where a patient experiences extreme distress and/or life hindrances due to not identifying with their gender assigned at birth. The condition can lead to mental and physical health problems if not treated properly. There are various treatment options for gender dysphoria including therapy, hormone replacement therapy, and surgical procedures. For female-to-male transgender people, the breasts can cause dysphoria. Top surgery can permanently alleviate or reduce gender dysphoria. Dr. Alberico Sessa of Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the best FTM top surgery Sarasota provides.
WHAT IS FTM TOP SURGERY?
Female-to-male top surgery is a gender affirming surgery that removes the breasts and creates a male chest. FTM top surgery can treat gender dysphoria and is one of the first steps of a physical transition for transgender men. With more insurance companies covering transgender surgeries and more acceptance of transgender individuals, the number of FTM top surgeries has increased dramatically in the past decades.
While similar to mastectomy surgery, top surgery uses slightly different techniques for masculinizing the chest. This may include changing the location of the incisions, performing liposuction to sculpt a more masculine contour, and repositioning the nipples and areolas (not always seen during mastectomy).