As with any surgery to alter appearance, FTM top surgery has to be done right. Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeon, Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. stresses this; ” I was recently watching an episode of Shameless and saw a trans actor who had FTM top surgery. This brave soul was in a shirtless scene and proudly displayed his masculinized which presented horrific scars! I wish I could reach out to him to suggest a revision! This is why FTM top surgery has to done right!”
FTM top surgery is the removal of the female breast tissue, excess skin, nipple areolar relocation, and the creation of a natural male chest contour. “Depending on the size of the female breast, the nipple areaolar diameter, and excess skin will determine what type of procedure is warranted for the patient” states Dr. Beckenstein. “This is where a board certified plastic surgeon with a vast experience with breast reduction techniques and breast reconstruction and gynecomastia correction is invaluable” he adds. ” If the only tool you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail. There are several options for Top surgery and is individualized for each patient, one size does not fit all. We can hybridize techniques to suit an FTM patient. The goal of FTM top surgery is to make a male look like he has a male chest with minimal scars.” While Dr. Beckenstein stresses scars are unavoidable they can be well concealed and minimized.
Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. specializes in plastic surgery of the breast in both men and women. He is developing a transgender practice for both FTM and MTF as these patients are seeking him out. ” Which is characteristic of our practice, my staff and I have a tremendous empathy and compassion for transgender patients and fully understand the rites of this passage for our patients. We do have to abide by the proper pathway to accomplish this transformation and insist all appropriate, hormonal, psychological, and social criteria are met before we entertain surgery. We only do this right!’
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