Embrace Your True Masculinity

Embarking on the journey of transitioning from female to male often involves confronting emotional challenges and insecurities related to body dysphoria. At Ascentist Plastic Surgery, we understand the profound impact of mismatched physical features on one's sense of self and identity. Our FTM mastectomy procedure offers a transformative solution, providing individuals with the opportunity to embrace their masculinity fully. Whether struggling with discomfort in one's skin or facing societal pressures, our compassionate team is here to support you on your journey to self-discovery and empowerment through gender-affirming surgery.

FTM MastectomyBefore & After

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What Is FTM Mastectomy?

FTM mastectomy, or female-to-male mastectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to remove unwanted breast tissue to achieve a more masculine chest contour. Also known as "top surgery," this procedure is a crucial step for individuals undergoing gender transition from female to male. It involves the removal of breast tissue and excess skin and reshaping the chest to create a flatter, more masculine appearance. FTM mastectomy plays a significant role in aligning physical characteristics with one's gender identity, helping individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies as they progress through their transition journey. At Ascentist Plastic Surgery, our skilled surgeons personalize each procedure to meet every patient's unique needs and goals, ensuring a supportive and affirming experience throughout the process.

The Benefits of FTM Mastectomy

Our FTM mastectomy offers individuals undergoing gender transition several transformative benefits, including the following:

Aligned Outward Appearance with Gender Identity

FTM mastectomy helps align physical characteristics with one's inner sense of masculinity, promoting a greater sense of wholeness and authenticity.

Improved Self-Esteem and Body Confidence

By removing unwanted breast tissue, individuals experience confidence and greater self-assurance.

Reduction of Dysphoria Associated with Chest Appearance

FTM mastectomy alleviates the distress and discomfort caused by incongruent chest anatomy, leading to improved mental well-being.

Increased Ability to Navigate Social Interactions and Public Spaces as a Male

With a more masculine chest contour, individuals feel more comfortable and confident presenting themselves as male in various social settings.

Increased Comfort

A flatter chest allows for easier clothing selection and enhances comfort during physical activities like exercise and sports.

Empowerment to Live Authentically

Ultimately, FTM mastectomy empowers individuals to live openly, embracing their true selves without the burden of incongruent physical features.

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Is FTM Mastectomy Right for Me?

FTM mastectomy is suitable for individuals assigned female at birth who experience gender dysphoria related to their chest anatomy and desire a more masculine chest contour. Ideal candidates for this procedure typically experience discomfort, distress, or dissatisfaction with the presence of breast tissue, which may hinder their ability to live authentically male.

Symptoms may include feelings of gender incongruence, anxiety or depression related to chest appearance, discomfort with clothing or physical activities, and challenges navigating social interactions. However, each person's situation is unique, and a consultation with Ascentist Plastic Surgery is essential to determine if FTM mastectomy is the right fit for individual needs, preferences, and overall health.

What to Expect: The FTM Mastectomy Procedure

During an FTM mastectomy procedure, also known as top surgery, we remove unwanted breast tissue to create a more masculine chest contour. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, ensuring the patient is unconscious and pain-free throughout the procedure. We make incisions strategically placed to access and remove breast tissue, often utilizing techniques like bilateral mastectomy with free nipple grafts or the periareolar technique. The specific technique chosen depends on factors such as the amount of breast tissue, skin elasticity, and desired nipple placement. Once the breast tissue is excised, we may also resize and reposition the nipples to achieve a more masculine appearance. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the complexity and extent of the surgery but generally ranges from two to four hours. This surgical intervention helps alleviate gender dysphoria and enables individuals to feel more congruent with their gender identity, contributing to improved mental well-being and self-confidence.

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FTM Mastectomy Recovery

Following FTM mastectomy, patients typically experience a period of downtime to allow for proper healing and recovery. Initially, discomfort, swelling, and bruising may occur around the chest area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medications and compression garments. Avoiding strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects during the initial recovery period is essential to prevent complications and promote optimal healing. Patients are encouraged to gradually reintroduce light activities and movements as advised by our team. While full recovery varies from individual to individual, most patients can expect to resume normal daily activities within a few weeks, with complete healing and optimal results evident over several months. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgical team are scheduled to monitor progress, address any concerns, and ensure a smooth recovery process.

Why Choose Ascentist Plastic Surgery?

At Ascentist Plastic Surgery in Overland Park, we understand the profound impact that FTM mastectomy can have on an individual's journey toward embracing their true identity. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals. We recognize the emotional challenges and insecurities that may accompany the decision to undergo this transformative procedure, so we strive to create a supportive and understanding environment for all our patients. We aim to empower individuals to take control of their bodies and live authentically. Are you ready to take the next step towards embracing your true masculinity and achieving the confidence you deserve? If so, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Ascentist Plastic Surgery today.

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