Types of Chest Procedures
Female to male chest surgery removes breast tissue and skin to give the chest a more masculine look and shape. Common procedures include:
- Reduce the size of the breasts.
- Remove breasts and chest tissue.
Chest feminization surgery enhances the breasts and reshapes or recontours the chest to create a more feminine appearance. Common procedures include:
- Increase the size of the bust with an implant.
- Restore a fuller, firmer bust line.
Reconstruction or Revision Procedures
- Recreate the breast mound or nipple with an implant or body tissue.
- Remove excess breast tissue.
Candidate for Gender-Affirming Chest Procedures?
The ideal chest procedure candidate is a person above 18 years of age in good mental and physical health who wishes to:
- Remove breasts
- Eliminate excess breast tissue
- Reposition the nipple or areola
- Reduce breast size
- Increase breast size
- Restore fuller breasts
- Change the general shape of the chest
The Plastic Surgery Center offers gender-affirming chest procedure consultations at all of our locations. It's important to note that not all transgender individuals choose to undergo chest surgery as part of their gender affirmation journey. Each person's transition is unique and should be guided by their own individual needs and desires. During the consultation your surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your medical history, chest, skin quality, and ongoing transition goals before recommending a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
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What to Expect
Gender-affirming chest procedures are performed under general anesthesia. The surgeries last three to five hours, and you may need to stay at the hospital overnight. You may have a surgical drain and bandages, compression wraps, and gauze covering your incisions following the procedure. Your surgeon will instruct you on how to care for them.
Your doctor will discuss any limitations in activity you'll have in the weeks following the surgery. Patients are advised not to lift their arms above shoulder height or lift anything greater than five pounds for the first two to four weeks. Most people can resume regular activities within 10 to 14 days, but should avoid strenuous activity for four to six weeks.
Final results and healing may take a few months, but bruising and swelling should resolve within one to three weeks. Temporary numbness and loss of breast or nipple sensation may last up to one year.
To maximize both recovery and results, closely follow your surgeon’s directions and attend follow-up appointments.
Gender Affirmation Surgeons in NJ
Our sensitive and highly skilled surgeons are committed to helping you feel at home in your body. With advanced gender-affirming chest procedure training and an artistic eye, we can bring your aesthetic vision to life.
Tushar PatelMD, FACS
Russell AshinoffMD, FACS
Hamid AbdollahiMD, FACS
Sean HermanMD, FACS
Tzvi SmallMD, FACS
Financing & Insurance
The coverage of chest surgery for gender affirmation varies depending on many factors. In some cases, insurance policies may cover part or all of the cost of gender affirmation surgery, particularly if the procedure is deemed medically necessary transition-related care. In other cases they may not cover it at all. We will work with you and your health insurer to obtain the approvals for your covered surgical procedures.
During your consultation, our expert surgeons will listen and work with you to fully understand the look you wish to achieve.
We will review and explain all of your cosmetic options and identify which procedure is right for you.
Our friendly and compassionate staff and physicians will guide you through the entire process, answer all of your questions and alleviate any concerns.
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Financing & Insurance
Plastic surgery is an investment. Our dedicated staff is happy to help patientsnavigate insurance coverage and understand the costs and financing of care.
Your Journey is Unique
We are committed to working with you to understand your individual needs and goals. Together, we can explore the various options available to you and create a plan that supports your well-being and gender-affirming goals.