Transgender Procedures Pensacola, FL

Top surgery allows patients to undergoing gender affirmation surgery to alter the appearance of their chest accordingly. Increasingly, insurance companies are considering this a reconstructive procedure and may cover all or part of the cost of the surgery.

FEMALE-TO-MALE (FTM) TOP SURGERY:

This procedure involves the removal of the breast tissue. Dr. Butler or Dr. Leveque will then contour the chest to reflect a more masculine appearance.

Goal

To remove breast tissue and create a more male chest contour.

Facility

Surgery Center or Hospital

Preparation

Patients should be at a stable weight.

Anesthesia

You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.

Recovery

Hospital stay

Most patients choose to go home after surgery.

Assistance

You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others. You will not be allowed to drive until you can quickly move your head without pain.

Walking

You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.

Showering

You remove dressings and shower 48 hours after surgery.

Exercise

You should do mild/gentle stretching exercises immediately after surgery to prevent your arm and chest muscles from getting tight. Exercise with limits guided by pain is ok 2 weeks after surgery.

Sex

Wait 2 weeks because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period. After 2 weeks, sex is ok ONLY if your partner is able resist touching your new chest. You are the only person allowed to touch your chest for the 6 weeks following surgery.

Work

1 week or less depending on your type of work./span>

Swelling

Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.

Bruising

Should subside within 1-2 weeks.

Follow-up Appointments

1-3 days after surgery, 7-10 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.

Inherent Risks & Complications

Hematoma, Infection, Contour irregularities, Poor scarring, Need for revision, Complications related to anesthesia.

Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque

 

MALE-TO-FEMALE (MTF) TOP SURGERY:

Dr. Leveque or Dr. Butler will use breast implants to create a more feminine appearance. Drs. Butler and Leveque use Vectra 3D technology that allows patients to see how different size implants will look on YOUR body.

Goal

Create a more feminine or female appearance.

Facility

Surgery Center or Hospital

Preparation

Patients should be at a stable weight and cannot be using any nicotine containing substances.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia

Recovery

Hospital stay

Most patients choose to go home after surgery.

Assistance

You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.

Walking

You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.

Showering

After 48 hours you should remove your dressings and take a shower.

Exercise

You should do mild/gentle stretching exercises immediately after surgery to prevent your arm and chest muscles from getting tight. Light exercise is ok 1 week after surgery with your new breasts well supported. No arm exercises (other than stretching) for 3 weeks.

Sex

Wait 2 weeks because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period. After 2 weeks, sex is ok ONLY if your partner is able resist touching your new breasts. You are the only person allowed to touch your breasts for the 6 weeks following surgery.

Work

Depending on your type of work you can resume light office work as soon as you feel you are able to do so. Most people take about 1 week off of work following this surgery./span>

Swelling

Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.

Bruising

If present, should subside within 1-2 weeks.

Follow-up Appointments

1-3 days after surgery, 7-10 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.

Inherent Risks & Complications

Hematoma, Infection, Implant malposition, Numbness, Capsular contracture, Implant rupture, Poor scarring, Need for revision, Complications related to anesthesia.

Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.