About FTM Top Surgery
One of the most visible differences between the male and female body is the masculine chest versus the feminine breasts. Female to male (FTM) top surgery, also called male chest contouring, uses the subcutaneous mastectomy procedure to remove breast and fat tissue, then contours the chest muscles and repositions the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) for a masculine appearance. For larger breasts or patients with low skin elasticity, excess skin will also be removed so the chest skin is taut and firm. A large NAC may also be reduced before it is repositioned. Since the ideal male chest is not flat, but slightly rounded from developed pectoral muscles, pectoral implants may be added for a more masculine chest. Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann is skilled to perform this specialized surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, CA for area patients who desire to complete their physical transitions.
Any transgender man who is physically transitioning, and wants a masculine chest is a good candidate for this procedure. An ideal candidate is:
- In overall good health
- At least 18 years of age
- Seeking breast tissue removal
- Interested in a masculine chest with male contours
- Realistic with their goals and expectations for the procedure