Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Top Surgery In Atlanta?
If you struggle from gender dysphoria, social discomfort, or a known history of gender incongruence, top surgery may be right for you. The ideal candidate for top surgery is in generally good health and a nonsmoker. When it comes to top surgery, our team at Astra Plastic Surgery takes all the necessary steps to ensure that the patient’s best interests are kept at the forefront. The ideal candidates for top surgery are over 18 years of age. Additionally, patients should be in a good place mentally and emotionally before choosing to undergo top surgery. In some cases, we require a letter from your therapist or psychiatrist confirming that you understand the extent of the procedure and the effect it may have on your life. If you have any doubts surrounding your top surgery, it is always recommended that you wait. Patients can always re-visit having top surgery, however, they can’t always get their pre-surgery body back.
What Are My Options For Top Surgery In Atlanta?
At Astra Plastic Surgery, we offer top surgery for chest feminization and chest masculinization. For each procedure, there are many different approaches to achieve the desired results of each patient. During your consultation for top surgery in Atlanta, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their surgical team will discuss the best option available for achieving your individual goals.
Breast Augmentation With Implants:
Breast implants are often used to feminize the chest for patients who are transitioning from male to female. During this procedure, saline or silicone implants are inserted through a small incision on the chest. Breast augmentation with implants is a long-term, natural-looking solution to gender dysphoria.
Breast Augmentation With Fat Grafting:
Another option for chest feminization in Atlanta is breast augmentation with fat grafting. Unlike breast augmentation with implant, fat grafting uses your body’s pre-existing fat to augment the chest. First, the patient will undergo a liposuction procedure to harvest fat cells. Typical donor areas are the abdomens, hips, and thighs. Then, this fat is injected into the treatment area to add feminine volume to the chest.
Keyhole Top Surgery:
The keyhole method for top surgery is best suited for those who don’t have a lot of breast tissue and have good quality skin. Using this method, a small incision is made along the bottom of the areola, from which the breast tissue is removed. The keyhole method leaves the nipple intact and does not reduce the size of the areola.
Double Incision Top Surgery:
The double incision technique is the most commonly used technique for female to male top surgery. This technique is ideal for patients who are medium to large chested. During this procedure, two horizontal incisions are placed on the chest. Through these incisions, our plastic surgeons can remove the breast tissue. During this procedure, the nipples are removed and sutured back onto the skin. This procedure leaves a scar in the inframammary fold.
T-Anchor Top Surgery:
The T-anchor technique is ideal for patients that are large-chested and have poor skin quality. This technique is similar to the double incision top surgery technique, however, it utilizes an extra vertical incision. This procedure allows the skin on the chest to be re-draped without the risk of skin folding.