What is Female to Male Top Surgery?

Female to male top surgery, also called transmasculine top surgery, is performed to remove breast tissue from both breasts to create a more masculine appearance to the chest. At Charlottesville Plastic Surgery, we bring quality healthcare to trans individuals from all walks of life. We understand that every gender-nonconforming or trans individual’s experience is unique, and Dr. Willis is happy to offer support wherever your journey takes you.

At our office, your trust and comfort are important to us, which is why we offer a safe environment where all patients can comfortably discuss their surgical options with Dr. Willis.

FTM Top Surgery can be used to improve the following:

  • Appearance of a masculine chest
  • Unwanted breast tissue
  • Patient confidence


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Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who have been living as a member of their desired sex, are of age to make consent, or have been diagnosed with persistent gender dysphoria can often benefit from this procedure. It is important to understand that female to male top surgery should be done for yourself and not to fulfill the desires of anyone else or to fit any sort of ideal image. For more information regarding candidacy, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment

The Female to Male Top Surgery Procedure

Female to male top surgery can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your doctor’s recommendation. The first step will be to perform a mastectomy to remove the breast tissue on the chest. In some cases, excess skin will also need to be removed. Next, the remaining tissues will be repositioned to create a more masculine contour to the chest. The nipple and/or areola may need to be repositioned or reduced on the chest to achieve the desired outcome.


After your procedure, bandages or gauze may be placed on your surgical site. You may need to wear a support bra to minimize swelling and support your new chest contours. Dr. Willis will provide specific instructions on how to care for your surgical sites, how to take mediations, specific concerns to be aware of, and more. Healing will take several weeks, and as swelling decreases results will become more noticeable.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more about female to male top surgery, contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA today. Dr. Willis performed over 70 female to male top surgeries during his fellowship and is excited to bring his expertise to Charlottesville and the Middle-Virginia area.

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