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MTF Top Surgery at Larson Plastic Surgery

Dr. Larson offers MTF top surgery, called MTF breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, at Larson Plastic Surgery. We believe you have the right to beautiful, natural-looking breasts. Dr. Larson is proud to offer several options for MTF top surgery in Phoenix, AZ, where we are honored to be part of your journey to achieving a body that matches your true identity.

When it comes to breast growth, hormone therapy can only accomplish so much. Most transwomen find that they also need breast implants – or MTF top surgery – to complete their transformation.

What is MTF Top Surgery?

Male-to-Female (MTF) top surgery is a gender confirmation procedure designed for transgender women and nonbinary people. This procedure increases the size of the breasts and changes the shape of the chest to achieve a more feminine physique, aligning the outward appearance with the inward identity. MTF top surgery is also referred to as feminizing breast surgery.

During this MTF top surgery, silicone or saline implants will be inserted into the chest wall to achieve full, symmetrical, and aesthetic breasts. The results help patients realize their outward femininity and achieve a major step forward in their journey of transition.

Choosing your breast implants for top surgery

Among our Tucson transgender surgery clients, silicone implants are the most popular option because they feel softer and look more like natural breast tissue than saline. However, many clients also find the benefits of saline appealing – including the shorter scar and lower cost.

Once you’ve chosen your ideal type of implant, you will need to refine your selection. Prior to surgery, you will have the opportunity to try on different implant sizers to determine the volume, projection and shape that is right for you.

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Who is a Candidate for MTF Top Surgery?

If you identify as a trans woman or non-binary and desire feminine breasts, you could be a good candidate for MTF top surgery. Ideal candidates for the procedure should meet the following requirements:

  • Be over the age of 18 or have parental consent
  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Have a clear understanding of the procedure
  • Be emotionally and mentally prepared for the procedure
  • Have a desire for more feminine breasts
  • Be a non-smoker or willing to temporarily quit
  • Have been taking the proper hormones

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What is the MTF Top Surgery Procedure?

If you decide to undergo MTF Phoenix with Dr. Larson, your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia. He will create an incision in your chest, either along the areola (periareolar), beneath the chest muscle (inframammary,) or in the armpit (transaxillary.) Through that opening, he will place your implant to construct your new chest. Patients can choose from silicone, saline, or gummy bear implants.

Dr. Larson will be there every step of the way to help guide your choices and ensure that your outcome aligns with your goals for an authentic-looking transformation. MTF top surgery has many benefits, including increased self-confidence, expanded wardrobe choices, and improved peace of mind. Top surgery has among the highest rates of patient satisfaction when it comes to gender-affirming procedures.

Drainless MTF Top Surgery

At Larson Plastic surgery, we offer our patients a drainless option for their MTF top surgery procedures. Our innovative approach ditches the need for post-surgery drains, ensuring a more comfortable and convenient recovery. This technique enables patients to achieve a smooth and natural contour without the hassle of external drains. During the recovery process, the body naturally absorbs excess fluids, allowing the patient to heal with ease and confidence. Patients can embrace their results without the hassle of managing drains and look forward to a smoother transition. This option comes at a small price, which will be discussed in detail during the confidential consultation.

Meet Your Doctor Dr. Ethan Larson

Dr. Ethan Larson is celebrated throughout Tucson for his unmatched technical skill and the breadth of his knowledge. By embracing innovation at every turn, he continues to raise the bar in Southern Arizona for top-quality cosmetic care. Known as one of the best plastic surgeons Tucson has to offer, he is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of plastic surgery, including reconstruction of traumatic, oncologic and surgical defects. Dr. Larson is Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is also a member of the Arizona Community Surgeons (ACS) group.

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Start your MTF top surgery journey with Dr. Larson

Dr. Larson is passionate about offering top surgery to the Tucson, Arizona transgender community. Of the many things to consider when planning surgery, the most important is that you achieve the beautiful, feminine curves you envision. Dr. Larson is happy to consult with you about the many decisions involved in a breast augmentation procedure, including:

  • Whether you want saline, silicone, or gummy bear implants
  • The size and shape of your new breasts
  • The best surgical method to achieve the look you envision

Determining these factors will help Dr. Larson help you design a top surgery that will best fit your needs and achieve the curves that reflect your true identity. Other MTF surgeries to create a natural, feminine look can include facial feminization, tracheal shave, butt augmentation and body contouring.

Hormones and your breasts

While it is likely that you are already experiencing changes to your body through the use of hormones, you may feel that the quantity breast tissue is not as much as you envisioned, even after months of taking hormones. But don’t worry, breast augmentation can give you the breasts that bring you happiness and confidence in all the years ahead.

What are the risks of MTF top surgery?

Dr. Larson’s meticulously precise and conservative approach helps to minimize your risk of complications. However, as with all surgeries, our Tucson MTF top surgery comes with some inherent risks. These include bleeding, infection, anesthesia reactions, distorted scar tissue, seroma (fluid accumulation under the skin,) hematoma (swelling of clotted blood,) chest pain, asymmetry, implant rupture or leakage, poor wound healing, and poor cosmetic results. Dr. Larson will go over the risks with you in detail during your private consultation. You can help to prevent complications by carefully following the doctor’s instructions both before and after your surgery.

What is the Recovery like after MTF Top surgery?

All bodies are different, but in general, you should expect the following recovery from your phoenix MTF top surgery:

  • You will have to wear your surgical bra 24/7 for approximately 2 weeks, and then during the night for another 4 weeks
  • The day following your surgery you will be seen by Dr. Larson so he can change your bandages
  • Bedrest is advised for the first few days after your surgery. It is best to have someone stay with you during this time, to help with day-to-day tasks
  • You will not be allowed to drive for one week post-surgery
  • Some patients can return to work after a week, at desk jobs
  • For two weeks you must avoid putting your arms above your head or lifting objects, including pets and children
  • Strenuous exercise must be avoided for six to eight weeks. After two weeks you can resume to resume light exercise for lower body
  • In ten to twelve weeks your breast shape and size will be clearly defined

This surgery offers you lifelong, natural looking results, and your scars will fade after 2 to 3 months, leaving you, at long last, with your body.

Why Choose Larson Plastic Surgery for MTF Top Surgery in Phoenix?

Dr. Ethan Larson is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose reputation for excellence is based on his outstanding technical skill, high standard of patient care, and stellar outcomes. With Dr. Larson, patients come first. Dr. Larson seeks out new technology and advanced techniques to help reduce recovery time, minimize scarring, and provide natural, authentic results. Dr. Larson takes the needed time to listen to his patients with compassion, and he crafts a custom surgical plan based on the unique needs of the individual.

Larson Plastic Surgery is modern, welcoming, and centered around our patients. We combine luxury and ease with the most cutting-edge treatments and technology available. You can expect exceptional service, a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, and a highly trained team that truly cares.

MTF Top Surgery FAQ's

Do MTF top surgery scars go away?

Although your MTF top surgery scars may not disappear entirely, they will fade and flatten significantly over time.

What are the risks of MTF top surgery?

The risks of MTF top surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Poor wound healing
  • Scarring
  • Damaged or dead body tissue
  • Fluid buildup under the skin
  • Being unsatisfied with your appearance
  • Chest tissue imbalance
  • Clotted blood within your tissues

Is MTF top surgery reversible?

No. MTF top surgery is permanent and cannot be reversed.

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