Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS * †
Kasandra R. Dassoulas, MD
Megan J. Goff, PA-C
Rachel M. Duke, NP, CANS
Caitlin M. Roop, LME
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11934 W Broad Street, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23233
804-464-3801

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What to Expect in Female to Male Top Surgery

Female to male (FTM) top surgery is a procedure that many transgender men seek to achieve a more masculine chest appearance. This involves removing breast tissue to create a flatter, more toned shape. Patients who choose to move forward with their FTM top surgery at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery can expect friendly and supportive care throughout their entire surgical process. Dr. Neil J. Zemmel takes pride in helping these individuals obtain an appearance that better aligns with their true gender identity.

To be a good candidate for FTM top surgery, patients should be 18 years or older as well as in good physical and mental health. Based on your individual needs, Dr. Zemmel will recommend a surgical technique he believes can best help you achieve your aesthetic goals. In general, FTM top surgery patients typically undergo a simple mastectomy, with some undergoing liposuction, as well, for additional fat removal. The nipple and areola may also be either repositioned or completely removed and then grafted (free nipple graft) in the ideal location.

Everyone’s experience with FTM top surgery is different. Dr. Zemmel and his staff will help you understand what you can expect at every stage of your procedure to ensure you have realistic expectations about your results. FTM top surgery can be a big decision for many people, which is why it is our goal is to help you feel confident about your decision and maintain a positive outlook.

If you have any questions about the procedure, or are ready to set up your consultation with Dr. Zemmel, please contact our office.

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