Category Archives: Breast implants

Male to female chest surgery, priority in transition?

Dr. Reed, When do you advise I have breast implants done.  I am have been living full time as a woman for 5 years and have been on estrogens for most of that time.   Cherishma

Dear Cherishma,

The choice is yours.  If you’ve been on estrogens for 4 to 5 years, your breast size has probably maxed out and typically is one cup size smaller than your mother or sister.  If you are happy with your breast contours now, best not to have unneeded surgery.  Large breast implants will eventually sag as do large breasts on natal women, and you’ll be back in the operating room for a lift or revision.  If you present confirmingly as a woman now, surely you have many admires.

You may wish to consider feminizing vaginoplasty as your next procedure, and do consider our one-stage vaginoplastyBefore and after male to female transition pictures are posted on our web-site.  For vagionoplasty enter srsMiamicom/vaginoplasgty and scroll down.  Hope you like what you see.

We also have before and after breast implant pictures on our web-site.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery | Dr. Harold Reed | Miami
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Before and after breast implant pictures


After male to female transition vaginoplasty picture (patient of Dr. Reed)

Breast implants or breast augmentation for transgender women

Breasts are universally recognized as a symbol of nourishment, love, femininity and sexuality. Breast augmentation is the second most popular cosmetic procedure performed (following liposuction), about 254,000 cases per year in the United States. If you are a MTF transgendered woman, you should be on hormones for 2 years to max out your “home grown”…Continue Reading

Transgender breast implant info sought

Dr. Reed, Would like transgender breast implant info.  Have been on estrogen for 4 years and seems as though my size has maxed out. About an A cup.  Roberta Dear Roberta, After you have been on estrogen for about 2 years, you will have achieved maximal “home grown” effect which is usually 1 cup size smaller than…Continue Reading

FAQ | Breast augmentation | The Reed Centre | Miami

Dear Reed, Does is make a difference which procedure I have first, breast implants or sex reassignment vaginoplasty (bottom surgery)? Janice Dear Janice, Thank you for see our many sexual reassignment surgery before and after pics on  It makes no difference which surgery you have first. We do male to female sex change bottom…Continue Reading

“Wish to live as a woman. Had unilateral orchiectomy and breast biopsy. Seeking vaginoplasty and breast implants”

Dr. Reed,  “Wish to live as a woman.  Had unilateral orchiectomy and breast biopsy. Seeking vaginoplasty and breast implants”    Susannah Dear Susannah, This sounds awfully familiar and was re-posed under comments.  Please provide some background.  What did the breast biopsy show?  Is there a history of breast cancer in the family?  Have any followup studies…Continue Reading

Fat transfer for breast enlargement vs. breast implants

Dr. Reed, Should I consider fat transfer as a way to enlarge my breasts or do you favor insertion of breast implants for a transgendered woman.?  Lorraine Hi Lorraine, Unless performed by a very skillful doctor, or maybe used as a touch up for a non-filled area, I would discourage fat transfer. The reasons being fluids tend…Continue Reading

Breast implants, how large can you go?

Breast Implants Augmentation mammoplasty typically involves breast implants to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. We work with cohesive silicone gel implants or saline filled implants. Saline implants have the advantage of lower cost and that the filling range is flexible. When…Continue Reading

Do you work with Jim Collins Foundation, seeking vaginoplasty grant

Dear Dr. Reed  Hello, i have been on hormones for 3 years, and i’am very far along with transsexual conversion. Specific_Questions: Yes Dr. reed i’ have gone to The Jim Collins Foundation to help pay for my sexchange, MTF.. And in order to complet my application with them i need’ed to know the price and…Continue Reading

Male to Female surgery cost for vaginoplasty and breast implants

Dr. Reed, why are your Male to Female Surgery costs lower than other transgendert surgeons  in the United States? Geraldine Dear Geraldine, Our Male to Female Vaginoplasty fee as published on our web-site is $14,500 and occasionally we do have promotional offers.  Doctors who own their surgery center, as we do, can be very accommodating on…Continue Reading

Breast implants, best size

Dr. Reed,  What size breast implants do you recommend?  Sally Dear Sally, Breasts are universally recognized as a symbol of nourishment, love, femininity and sexuality.    If you are a transgendered woman, ideally you should be on estrogens for 2 years to stimulate maximum home grown breast development.  It is always best to place the implant…Continue Reading