ABOUT MTF TOP SURGERY
Male to female (MTF) top surgery can create a soft, feminine bustline for transgender patients who are not able (or choose not) to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to grow breast tissue. While a high dosage of estrogen will cause the development of breasts, you may want control of the size (big or small), shape, firmness, and symmetry of your breasts.
If you are transitioning from male to female, you are probably searching for a plastic surgeon who can provide you with gorgeous results. MTF top surgery may include a breast augmentation with saline or silicone breast implants and tissue expanders. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Schoemann, will go over your breast enhancement options to help you customize and achieve your aesthetic goals. An experienced surgeon, Dr. Schoemann is dedicated to helping all of his patients reach their ultimate goal of looking and feeling their best.
"My Husband recently had a surf accident that broke his Jaw. Dr. Schoemann was our saving grace. He made him self available that night in the ER to meet with us and discuss the surgery. He was able to get surgery done the next day. He was available by phone to answer any questions prior to surgery. He did an amazing job on the surgery and gave us such piece of mind putting us at ease through out the whole process. Every follow up visit has been incredible with not only with amazing care but his office is so friendly and on-time. We never feel rushed we have time to think and ask questions. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our time of emergency. We wanted to let everyone how incredible he is with face and jaw repair."- P.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Can't say enough about this doctor or staff . they are so kind and skilled. I've had three procedures done and I'm a very happy customer ? very reasonably priced to !"- K.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2018
"I highly recommend doctor Schoemann . - Wonderful he was kind and easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. And did an excellent job. Also I cannot say enough about the staff they are kind and accommodating. I don't exactly look like all of the people that come in there I'm younger I had tattoos colored hair piercings. I felt a little nervous , that I wouldn't fit in but not for a second that I feel judged. They also have..."- K.3. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2018
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"One of the best!! - A little over one year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! They look so real and natural. Dr. Schoemann really listened to what I wanted and is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so I highly recommend him. In fact I have enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox injections. He now has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing..."- M. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2018
To be considered an ideal candidate for MTF top surgery, you should be in good general health and have realistic goals for the outcome of the procedure. You should be over 18 years of age and fully dedicated to your transition. During your initial consultation, Dr. Schoemann will speak candidly and in-depth with you to understand your aesthetic goals and to help you determine which options will best achieve them. Dr. Schoemann is dedicated to making your physical transition as positive a journey as possible.
MTF top surgery uses the same techniques as traditional breast augmentation. Dr. Schoemann will choose the best technique and incision site based on your physique, goals, and implant choices to create the most natural-looking breasts with the smallest, least visible incision site. Dr. Schoemann will also decide whether to place the implant above or below the pectoral muscle. Each of these decisions will be made in advanced during your consultation so you know exactly what to expect prior to your procedure.
What to Expect
MTF breast augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia at our accredited surgical facility. After the surgery, your chest will be wrapped in a special garment or compression to hold your implants in place to promote healing. Since you will be unable to drive after the surgery, you should arrange for transportation home. Swelling and bruising are normal for the first week, and you will likely experience moderate pain and discomfort during the first 1 – 2 days after surgery. You should be able to return to work and light activities in 1 – 2 weeks. Exercise can usually be resumed in 3 – 4 weeks or when you receive approval from Dr. Schoemann.
Reach Your Goals
With a highly skilled plastic surgery team by his side, Dr. Schoemann can make MTF top surgery a reality for you. To find out more about how our team can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact us at our La Jolla or Encinitas, CA facility today. We look forward to personally working with you on this journey. From day one, our team at Schoemann Plastic Surgery will do our very best to provide you with top-notch care during your plastic surgery experience.