Transgender Surgery Male Chest Contouring
Dr. Bermant's Dynamic Technique for Male Chest Sculpture attracts patients from around the world. The operation evolves during the operation to fit the specific problem for each side.
For the transgender patient, a female breast contour just do not say male. No Surgery Body Contouring Garments can help to a degree. But when removed, the underlying problem remains.
Breasts come in many different sizes, shapes. A female contoured breast has skin, gland and fat components as you can see in these drawings of female breast anatomy. As the breast gets bigger, the skin expands and the nipple areola lowers below the pectoral muscle. Low nipples look strange on a male chest.
Weight Loss Fat and Breasts
Weight loss before surgery is typically better than weight loss after. Men put fat on their stomach and breasts. Excessive fat on the body, both male and female will result in breasts. Working on global fat issues before permit the pectoral muscle contour show. Weight loss after surgery can result in loose skin and contour issues again if the skin does not shrink.
Scars Are a Part of This Operation
For his Female to Male Chest Reconstruction, Dr. Bermant prefers using a short scar small incision "keyhole" approach for a smaller breast with good skin elasticity. When excess skin is a major component, his short scar skin reduction chest contouring "double incision" is a good compromise. For others with a significant sagging component but good skin tone, his Internal Lift can raise the nipple through a short scar incision at the areola. Options depend on skin elasticity and many other factors we are glad to help you explore during your consultation.
Dr. Bermant's Office Policies for Transgender Surgery Patients
- Transgender patients must have a letter from their Mental Health Professional saying:
- "Surgery is the next step in treatment for their Gender Identity Disorder or Breast Hypertrophy"
- and "This patient is psychologically ready for this next step in their therapy."
- Female to Male (FTM) patients are not required to be on any hormone therapy.
- All Female to Male Transgender patients must have a normal baseline mammogram before surgery. For our patients, we are glad to give you an order for this test.
- Patients on hormone therapy will need a medical clearance for their operation.
Dr Bermant is a professional member of the The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH, formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association Inc. (HBIGDA). He uses WPATH guidelines for his female to male breast sculpture.
Take your time to review this extensive resource. A male chest should look good both at rest and in motion. The many before after views of each patient demonstrate the quality of the sculpture. Some may want to learn about the surgical details shown. Others may wish to avoid the actual during surgery graphic pictures.
Dr. Bermant has been recognized for his expertise by the prestigious America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical LTD. Learn about the rigorous peer selection process of this Best in American Medicine guide.
Please use this introduction to become comfortable with Dr. Bermant, his caring service, surgical sculpting, and what we have to offer.