FTM Surgery

FTM Top Surgery Procedures in Los Angeles

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Female to male (FTM) Top Surgery is designed to transform the appearance of a female to man. As society continues to learn about and embrace transgender citizens fully, more opportunities emerge for those who identify as a different gender than the one they appeared to have at birth.

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech specializes in FTM Top Surgery in Los Angels and takes great pride in fulfilling this aspect of your journey. As society continues to learn about and embrace transgender community, more opportunities emerge for those who identify as a different gender than the one they appeared to have at birth.

Forbes Calls Dr. Douglas Steinbrech… The “Go-to surgeon for men”.

Dr. Steinbrech in Forbes magazine

Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is your top choice for female to male surgery since he has performed hundreds of surgeries on men and women. He and his team truly understand the desires, goals and challenges of every patient and will help you achieve successful transformation with a customized FTM surgery.

Types of FTM Top Surgery Procedures

Top Surgery is one of the most common female to male gender confirmation surgeries. Dr. Steinbrech performs both the double incision and keyhole surgical procedures. This is safely accomplished by leaving an abundance of lymphatic tissue which allows your own body to reabsorb the fluid that the drains would remove.  With the combination of not using drains and performing intercostal nerve blocks with Lidocaine before starting the procedure, Dr. Steinbrech’s patients have a dramatic decrease in their post-operative pain.

Buttonhole

The Buttonhole Technique is an ideal choice for FTM Top Surgery procedure for medium to large chested men in Los Angeles. This type of technique removes a large amounts of breast tissue and skin than other methods, making it a good choice for medium  to large-chest trans men.

For the Buttonhole Technique for FTM Top Surgery, Dr. Steinbrech uses two horizontal incisions at the top and bottom of the pectoral muscle and breast tissue to remove extra skin.

Double Incision

The double incision technique for FTM top surgery procedure is a good choice for medium to large chested men in Los Angeles. Double incision top surgery is typically an outpatient surgery that lasts 3-4 hours. General anesthesia is used during this procedure, where the skin on the chest is opened along with the two horizontal incisions, at the top and bottom of the pectoral muscle. Dr. Steinbrech will pull back the skin and the breast tissue will be removed. After the procedure, additional liposuction may be performed to adjust contour.

Trans men patients may return to desk jobs and light work after two weeks. There should be no heavy lifting, regular lifting of your arms over your head or weight training for 6-9 weeks.

Inverted-T

The Inverted-T FTM Top Surgery procedure is ideal for medium to large chested men in LA who wish to retain the most sensation possible in the nipple-areola complex (NAC.) Dr. Steinbrech performs this procedure by opening the skin on the chest along with two horizontal incisions, at the top and bottom of the pectoral muscle. The skin is than pulled back and the breast tissue is removed. After the procedure, additional liposuction may be performed to adjust contour.

Inverted-T Top Surgery is typically an outpatient surgery that lasts 3-4 hours with general anesthesia.

PeriAreolar

The peri-areolar FTM top surgery procedure is an ideal choice for small chested men in Los Angeles, or those with B-sized chests and good skin elasticity. Dr. Steinbrech performs this FTM top surgery procedure by making an incision all around the border of the areola. A second, larger concentric circle incision is made and the resulting ring of skin removed. Breast tissue and additional liposuction may be performed after the surgery to adjust contour. Trans men patients may return to desk jobs and light work after two weeks of their surgery.

Keyhole

The Keyhole FTM Top Surgery procedure is a good choice for small chested men in Los Angeles. During this procedure, Dr. Steinbrech makes a small incision along the bottom of the areola. The breast tissue is removed with liposuction through the incision. Nerve sensation is maintained with keyhole surgery. This procedure is typically an outpatient surgery that lasts 1.5-3 hours and used with general anesthesia. Trans men patients may return to desk jobs and light work after two weeks of their surgery.

MinimalScar

Minimal Scar FTM Top Surgery is an ideal procedure for trans men in Los Angeles with smaller chests and excellent skin elasticity. Minimal Scar Top Surgery involves only small incisions on the side of the chest and part way around the areola. This minimally-invasive FTM Top Surgery procedure leaves nearly invisible scars after healing, and nipple sensation is retained, making it an excellent choice for the right patient.

Fly in Program

We have experience working with transgender individuals from Los Angeles and individuals from across the U.S. and around the globe through our fly-in program. Assisting someone in enhancing his or her true identity is a privilege. It’s a meaningful experience for our team as well as for the people we serve. Schedule your FTM surgery today in Los Angeles to learn more about the available options to help your transformation.

We are committed to providing you with a private and pressure-free environment, and encourage you to ask questions so we can help you achieve the goals that you desire. Dr. Steinbrech looks forward to meeting with you and be a part of your personal transformation journey. Please call Dr. Steinbrech at 310-570-2402 to discuss your FTM Top Surgery in Los Angeles.

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