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If you identify as non-binary, the culture at large has some catching up to do. The lack of acknowledgment and understanding of genderqueer persons poses a unique set of problems when seeking to alter your body. Non-binary top surgery can be lifesaving on an emotional level, relieving the burden of unwanted female breasts that do not reflect who you are as an individual. The surgical procedure to remove female breasts creates a more comfortable body type for many non-binary persons.

What is non-binary top surgery?

Identifying as non-binary or genderqueer comes with a unique set of challenges. Many medical professionals have not recognized the importance of hearing the cares and concerns of those who do not conform to a cisgender identity. The good news is, we see you, and we want to help you make your body more closely match who you are so you can finally feel at home in your body. Dr. Larson is not only experienced in performing these procedures; he also belongs to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

How is non-binary top surgery performed?

Dr. Larson’s first goal in performing non-binary top surgery is to empower you. If this includes the alteration of your physical body, he is a compassionate surgeon who will guide you on the journey to a happier life. The method of performing your non-binary top surgery will depend on several factors including how much breast tissue and skin must be removed to achieve the goals of the surgery. Using one of the following surgical methods, he will give you a more neutral gender appearance to match a non-conforming gender identity:

  • Keyhole method
  • Periareolar
  • Double incision
  • Low lateral incision
  • Pierced nipple, double incision technique

What are the benefits of non-binary top surgery?

If you have very small breasts and no sagging skin, your chest may be masculinized via liposuction alone. However, this is quite rare. More often, liposuction is used to refine the results of surgical excision – sculpting a distinctly masculine appearance.

Nipple graft: How Dr. Larson ensures natural-looking nipples

Non-binary top surgery is the procedure performed so that your body aligns more closely with your genderqueer identity. At Larson Plastic Surgery, we don’t believe that any of our patients should fit into neatly marked boxes. We know that the concept of gender is intensely personal, and your gender identity may not match one of the predetermined identities accepted in our culture. And that’s ok. We are honored to be a part of your journey. Following non-binary top surgery, you will feel more at home in your body and no longer troubled by living in a body with female breasts.

What is the recovery from non-binary top surgery like?

It is important to remember that each body is different and will, therefore, recover at its own pace. You will experience mild to moderate bruising, swelling, and tenderness. These symptoms are normal and can be well-managed with pain medication, which is only needed in the early stages of healing.

You will wear a compression garment to help your body take on its new shape and encourage the natural healing processes. It is important to avoid any strenuous activity or exercise for at least two weeks following surgery. Dr. Larson will provide detailed post-operative instructions so your recovery proceeds as it should.

Why should I choose Dr. Larson for non-binary top surgery?

When seeking a surgeon for non-binary top surgery, we know the importance of finding a surgeon who provides compassionate, understanding care. Dr. Ethan Larson will not only give you his full attention, focus, and understanding, but brings extensive experience to the table.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon with a proven track record for producing positive outcomes for transgender patients, Dr. Larson is honored to help you if you are ready to take steps to alter your body, so you feel comfortable, healthy, and happy. We know that making strides to align your body with your gender identity is one of bravery and strength. We want to help you fulfill your vision.

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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