About MTF Top Surgery

Male to female (MTF) top surgery can create a soft, feminine bustline making you feel more comfortable in your own skin. While a high dosage of estrogen with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) 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.

Ideal Candidates

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 effectively achieve them. Dr. Schoemann is dedicated to making your physical transition as positive a journey as possible.

MTF Breast Augmentation Results


Surgical Technique

MTF top surgery uses the same techniques as traditional breast augmentation. Dr. Schoemann will choose the 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 advance during your consultation so you know exactly what to expect prior to your procedure.

How Can We Help You?

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 Encinitas, CA facility today. We look forward to personally working with you on this journey. From day one, our team at Schoemann Plastic Surgery is devoted to providing you with top-notch care during your plastic surgery experience.

Contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas to schedule your consultation with Dr. Schoemann today at (760) 487-2520 or by filling out our online form.