FTM top surgery

Please advise on how best to perform FTM top surgery so I can walk on the beach without a shirt and not get a “double take.” Keenan

Dear Keenan,

For FTM top surgery please see our web-site with before and after photos If you are an A cup, we can possibly do a purse string suture around a reduced nipple-areolar complex.  That way you’d avoid a transverse or anchor incision scar. If your are a B or C cup perhaps we can get by with an “inframammary” transverse incisions. The larger your breast size the longer this incision will be. And yes, if you take your shirt off all the way, this willl be noticeable somewhat.

But the upper chest can certainly be fully exposed if you are and Errol Flynn devotee. Hoping you appreciate the sincerity of my reply.

You may wish to visit other sites and see photographic representation of how they handle it.  Unless they show the entire chest, you are not getting the full monty.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
Transgender FTM top surgeon

One Response to FTM top surgery

  1. Queer/bi femme, graduated HS in 19981) How aware were you about tegsnarnder people and issues? a0Had you ever heard of, read about or met anyone who was ftm?Not very aware, although I dated a boy I met at arts camp who liked to wear my clothes and I really dug that. Not to my knowledge did I meet anyone who was ftm. 2) What media influences do you remember that played a part in informing you about LGBT issues? a0 (news sources, talk shows, etc.)Ellen had her coming out episode during those years right? I feel like I remember that from senior year(?) That was a great moment.3) What books, movies, zines, etc. were part of your education about LGBT issues?I remember liking this bisexual magazine called Anything that Moves. Looking back I am amazed I found that in my hometown.I also was active on the early Internet circa 93, 94 I made some queer friends on a Prodigy message board. We helped each other feel less alone.4) if you are a transmasculine person now, did you identify as such as a teen or young adult? a0What labels did you use to describe yourself (butch, dyke, androgynous, trans, etc.)N/A5) did you have role models within your community who helped inform you about your identity — either directly or indirectly?Not sure I would call him a role model but my best friend was a gay guy who had been out longer and moved to our town sophomore year from a bigger city. 6)a0if you are a transmasculine person now, but didn’t identify as one during your teen and/or young adult years, what kept you from that identification and what changed for you?N/A7) what music were you listening to?Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Melissa Etheridge, Pearl Jam. Melissa Etheridge’s Silent Legacy was totally my coming out song. Remember crying in my car, blaring that song, feeling so misunderstood and longing for one of the straight girls I liked to like me back. 8) what region/state did you live in? a0Would you describe where you lived as urban, suburban or rural?Rural working class homogenous town. Not super rural like farm land, but about 90 min from a big city so not a suburb either.9) if you identifed as femme, lesbian, were attracted to transmasculine people during that time period, who were your role models, if any? a0What was your experience with navigating the sometimes tricky waters of transmasculine identity as a girlfriend, friend,a0acquaintance? a0What else would you like to share?I didn’t identify as femme, but do now. Did not id as lesbian, still don’t. I wasn’t attracted to transmasculine people then, but am now.Amanda, thanks for helping out with your answers. I’m so grateful to get so many responses and it is helping me get a better picture of that time period. I was 34 in 1998, and very involved in the local community, so I remember a lot of the events from a much more LGBTQ informed perspective. It’s good to hear from all of you who had a different vantage point K

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