What Is Male-to-Female Breast Augmentation?
Male-to-female breast augmentation is a surgical MTF procedure that helps trans women during their physical transitioning process. It involves creating feminine breasts based on their preferences for breast shape, size, and placement.
Am I a Good Candidate for Male-to-Female Breast Augmentation?
MTF breast augmentation is ideal for trans women who want to go through a body transformation. Patients with feelings of gender dysphoria often benefit from this procedure. Candidates must be above 18 years old and must be physically and emotionally healthy. Candidates must not have post-surgery healing issues. Patients with realistic goals are excellent candidates.
During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and concerns. A full physical examination will be performed. Your medical history will be evaluated, and you must present a letter of recommendation from a licensed health professional. We will tell you about the different MTF breast augmentation options available to you.
Next, we will create a surgical plan and discuss the details with you. The discussion will include the procedure itself, recovery directions, and a cost estimate. Instructions will be provided to prepare you for the MTF breast augmentation procedure. We will answer any questions you may have.
Types of Breast Surgeries to Choose From
Our clients can choose from these types of breast surgery for their MTF breast augmentation:
- Breast augmentation with silicone implants – This is ideal for MTF breast augmentation and provides a very natural feel.
- Breast augmentation with saline implants – Saline implants are less expensive than silicone implants and require a smaller incision, since they can be inserted empty and then filled.
- Fat transfer breast enhancement without implants – For patients with sufficient excess fat in other areas of their bodies, fat transfer breast enhancement is a great option. It harvests fat from a donor area using a liposuction procedure. The fat is processed and purified before being injected into the chest area. This option is ideal for patients who prefer smaller breasts and are bothered by the idea of getting breast implants.
For MTF breast augmentation with implants, the procedure will start by administering anesthesia. Incisions will be made to place the implants inside the breasts. The nipples will be pulled through and then sutured in place. The incisions will be closed and bandaged to finalize the surgery.
The Recovery Process
The recovery period after male-to-female breast augmentation will depend on the health of the patient and the chosen breast augmentation procedure. The patient will need the assistance of a family member or a healthcare professional while healing. Recovery instructions will be provided.
Drains and protective garments may be used to help the patient during recovery. The drain can be removed after the first week. Swelling can be minimized using an elastic bandage or support garment.
Physical activities will be limited during recovery. The patient may return to work after two weeks, depending on the nature of their job.
How Much Does Male-to-Female Breast Augmentation Cost?
The price of male-to-female breast augmentation will depend on the chosen procedure. The surgical plan will impact the overall cost of the surgery.
Set Up a Consultation
If you have questions about male-to-female breast augmentation in Seattle, visit us at Dr. Alvina Won Cosmetic Surgery. Contact us today to set up your appointment.