Overview

Top Surgery

Top Surgery

Female-to-male chest reconstruction, commonly referred to as “top surgery” involves removing your unwanted breasts and reconstructing the skin, nipples, and areolas to create a masculine looking chest.

The techniques we use include the double incision, keyhole, or a combination of these depending on your breast size and shape. You will discuss the technique with your surgeon at the first consultation.

The providers follow the WPATH Standards of Care, which recommend one letter from a qualified mental health care professional prior to the surgery.

WPATH Standards of Care

The providers follow the WPATH Standards of Care, which recommend one letter from a qualified mental health care prior to the surgery:

Criteria for Mastectomy and Creation of A Male Chest in FTM Patients

  1. Persistent, well documented gender dysphoria;
  2. Capacity to make a fully informed decision and to consent for treatment;
  3. Age of majority in a given country*
  4. If significant medical or mental health concerns are present, they must be reasonably well-controlled.

Hormone therapy is not a prerequisite.

*for younger patients, follow WPATH guidelines for adolescents.

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Before Your Appointment

Before your appointment, we advise that you contact your insurance carrier to determine whether transgender chest surgery is a covered benefit. After you have had your first appointment, we can contact them to obtain a pre-authorization prior to the surgery.

If you do not have coverage, we will provide you with an out-of-pocket cost estimate.

Traveling from out of State?

Are you traveling from out-of-state? Good preparation is critical to a having a good outcome. You will be required to stay in Salt Lake City for a minimum of one week after the surgery and will need someone to accompany you and assist during that time.

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