Achieve a Masculine Chest with Transgender Mastectomy
Dr. Constance Barone performs mastectomy surgery to help transgender patients achieve masculine chest contours with minimal scarring. Depending on your goals, she can incorporate pectoral implants for a toned, athletic-looking chest shape. A transgender mastectomy can help patients establish their masculine identity and feel more confident about their bodies. This surgery is often included as part of a comprehensive plan incorporating liposuction, face surgery, and other procedures. To learn more about transgender mastectomy, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barone, contact our office today.
The Transgender Mastectomy Consultation
During a consultation, you and Dr. Barone will discuss your goals at length. Dr. Barone encourages you to ask questions at this time, and to be very thorough in explaining the results you wish to achieve. If you desire an athletic, toned look, Dr. Barone can insert pectoral implants during your mastectomy. These solid silicone implants can give your chest pronounced contours and firmness, accentuating your entire appearance. Like breast implants, they are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and Dr. Barone can help you choose the right implants to meet your goals and needs.
Your consultation will also include an in-depth review of your medical history, as well as your current medicine and supplement intake. As with most cosmetic procedures, you will need to sign a document verifying that you have ceased taking aspirin, herbal supplements, fish oil, and other substances that can increase bleeding and complicate surgery.
The Transgender Mastectomy Procedure
After administering anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout surgery, Dr. Barone will create incisions through which she can remove breast tissue and excess skin. These incisions are carefully placed to result in subdued scarring that can blend into the natural contours of your chest. The nipples may be trimmed before they are repositioned to achieve a more masculine appearance. If your surgery is incorporating pectoral implants, they can be placed at this time. Finally, Dr. Barone will reposition the remaining skin and suture it into place.
Transgender Mastectomy Recovery
No two transgender mastectomy procedures are exactly alike, so recovery times differ from case to case. In general, you can expect to spend at least a week avoiding any strenuous activity. During recovery, it is very important to avoid any movement that might place strain on your incisions. Dr. Barone will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and provide explicit instructions about when to resume work, exercise, and other day-to-day activities. It can take several months for the full results of your surgery to become apparent, but with patience and dedicated cooperation with your surgeon's instructions, you can expect to achieve toned, natural-looking results.
Contact Us Today
Feeling comfortable in your own skin is crucial to your quality of life. With a transgender mastectomy, Dr. Barone can help you achieve the appearance you want and the confidence you deserve. She excels in providing compassionate, artful treatment that helps patients achieve greater satisfaction in their day-to-day lives. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.