FTM Top Surgery

In Atlanta


FTM Top Surgery

If you feel as though you were born in the wrong body, you are not alone. There is no need to feel uncomfortable in your own skin. Dr. Arslanian offers his patients Female-to-Male transgender reconstructive top surgery to help provide men and women the opportunity to have the body they were always meant to have. This transformative procedure can change the lives of many people who feel trapped in their current bodies.

If you find yourself ready to embrace your true self, FTM Top Surgery at Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, offers a path of empowerment and authenticity. Let our expert team sculpt the canvas of your body that you know echoes within, helping you achieve the reflection you’ve always envisioned. Make the first step in changing the rest of your life by contacting our office today and scheduling a consultation. Your one-on-one meeting with Dr. Aslanian will leave you feeling at ease, knowing you are being taken care of by one of the best plastic surgeons in Atlanta, Georgia. Contact us today.

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Gender-Affirming Surgery

What is FTM Top Surgery?

FTM Top Surgery, also known as Female-to-Male Top Surgery or masculinizing chest surgery, is a gender-affirming procedure in Atlanta designed to remove breast tissue and contour the chest to create a more masculine appearance for transgender men or individuals assigned female at birth. This transformative surgery helps align physical features with gender identity, promoting increased confidence and well-being.

This is done by either the keyhole technique or the double incision technique, depending on the amount of breast tissue the patient has. Both techniques, however, achieve the same goal – to create a more masculine and chiseled physique. The procedure, in general, involves the removal of breast tissue, and excess skin, as well as resizing, reshaping, and repositioning the areola or nipple. When coming in for the consultation, Dr. Arslanian will explain which technique would be most suitable for your particular body. The main goal of this procedure is to assist patients in aligning their external features with their internal self.

Keyhole Style

The keyhole technique is designed for patients who have a smaller amount of breast tissue, normally an A or B cup size, to remove this tissue and create a more masculine chest. This is done by creating a small incision near the areola, leaving it partially attached to maintain sensation and blood supply. Then the fat and excess tissue are removed, normally through a form of liposuction, and afterward, the incisions are closed. Because of the minimal amount of tissue in the breast region, this procedure is one of the more quick and painless forms of top surgery.

Double Incision

The double incision technique is meant for patients who have a moderate to large amount of breast tissue residing within the chest region. For this more extensive surgery, incisions will be made below the nipple, on both sides of the chest. The skin is then pulled down for the mammary glands and excess tissue to be removed. Minimal amounts of liposuction may be needed if the fatty tissue is not easily removed. After the tissue is removed, the excess skin can then be removed and the incisions can be closed. Patients will see more scarring from this technique, as it does cover a larger amount of breast tissue.

What are the benefits of FTM Top Surgery?

FTM Top Surgery in Atlanta offers a range of benefits for transgender men or individuals assigned to females at birth who desire a more masculine chest appearance. These benefits include:

  • Aligned physical appearance
  • Improved quality of life
  • Enhanced masculine chest contour
  • More clothing options
  • Increased confidence in self

Who are the best candidates for FTM Top Surgery?

The ideal candidate for a transgender top surgery would be someone in good health who maintains a good diet and exercise regime. Patients who are looking to undergo this transformative surgery are looking to change their external characteristics, specifically the chest area, in order for them to be in line with their internal sense of self. 

We also ask all of our patients to have realistic expectations of the overall outcomes. There is no reason to continue feeling uncomfortable in your skin or feel that your body does not express who it truly is. If you are looking into either form of top surgery discussed above, we encourage you to come in for a consultation and discuss your options. We look forward to meeting you!

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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During your initial consultation, Dr. Arslanian will begin by asking you about your particular goals. He will then review his medical history, current medications that are being taken, and any previous surgeries. Once this is done, the doctor will then perform a physical examination to determine candidacy and ensure that transgender top surgery would be beneficial in achieving the patient’s particular goals. 

After gathering all of this information, the doctor can then work with them to build an individualized treatment plan. Before leaving the office, patients who are candidates will have the option to schedule their procedure, and doing so will receive their list of preparatory instructions to follow leading up to the surgery. 

This list most commonly instructs patients who are smokers to quit 3 weeks before their surgery as smoking can hinder the body’s ability to heal efficiently. Patients will also be advised to refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medications for about 2 weeks before their procedure. If you have any questions during this time, we encourage them to call our office, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready and willing to help in any way possible.

What to expect on the day of FTM Top Surgery

You’re day with us begins with welcome arms, as your comfort and well-being are a top priority. Depending on the procedure, the surgery takes between 2-4 hours and is performed on an outpatient basis. 

Before starting the procedure, Dr. Arslanian will make the proper incision markings on the chest to ensure complete accuracy and precision during the surgery. Once the procedure is about to begin, our certified anesthesiologist will administer the general anesthetic to provide complete comfort throughout the entire surgery. 

Once you are safe and asleep, Dr. Arslanian will make the necessary incisions to begin the transformation. The procedure will vary depending on the patient and which top surgery they are undergoing. Once the particular goals of the patient have been met, Dr. Arslanian will close the incisions and a compression garment will be wrapped around the treated area. The patient will then be taken to the recovery area to be monitored before being released to go home.

FTM Top Surgery recovery

Patients will be in the recovery room until they are released by the doctor to return home. Dr. Arslanian recommends that you walk, but only a minimal amount, to help improve circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. The compression garment placed after surgery should be kept on throughout the recovery stage as it will help with swelling and any possible bruising that may arise. If you have any further questions or concerns during this time, our helpful staff is here to assist in any way they can.

FTM Top Surgery Cost

How much does FTM Top Surgery cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of FTM Top Surgery in Atlanta, GA, can vary depending on several factors, including the specific surgical technique used, and any additional procedures or services required. During the consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including pricing, financing options, and any potential insurance coverage.

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is reputed for its excellent patient care. Founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian has built a practice that is a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area.

A graduate of SUNY Geneseo College, Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed one of the most rigorous training programs in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then decided to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States.


Schedule a consultation

To schedule your consultation for FTM Top Surgery at Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, please visit our contact page or call our office directly. Our compassionate and experienced team is here to support you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to post-operative care. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward achieving the masculine chest contour you desire.

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