Gender Reassignment Surgery in Wichita, KS
Beyond just aesthetic changes, we believe our duty is to help patients live a more fulfilling and affirming life. Dr. Matthew Conrad specializes in female-to-male (FTM) top surgery to help patients safely transition while providing aesthetically pleasing results.
During your consultation, Dr. Conrad will discuss how to dynamically improve the characteristics of your chest to affirm your appropriate gender identity, changing everything from shape, size, projection, or nipple positioning. If you desire a more masculine chest, our reconstruction techniques are personally designed to make life comfortable, empowering, and joyful.
Am I A Candidate for Female-to-Male Top Surgery?
FTM gender affirmation surgery can help relieve patients who experience gender dysphoria, dispelling many unhealthy side effects such as depression, anxiety, or discomfort from one’s own body. Undergoing female-to-male top therapy may be ideal for patients who wish to not only reconstruct their physical appearance but create healthy psychological and social interactions.
Patients who have undergone facial masculinization surgeries are also good candidates for top surgery, as this will bring greater aesthetic balance with your gender identity.
How Is Gender Reassignment Therapy Performed?
Gender confirmation surgery is usually performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. Dr. Conrad will work closely with you to help you decide the proper proportions, contours, and angles you wish to achieve following FTM top surgery.
FTM top surgery offers patients various aesthetic options, ensuring that every step of the process puts them first.
What Is Female-to-Male Gender Reassignment Therapy?
Multiple incision options are offered to fit the needs of FTM transitioning patients wishing to undergo female-to-male reassignment therapy.
- With keyhole incisions, breast tissue is excised through an incision made in the lower region of the areola.
- Periareolar incision is another technique that offers two concentric circular incisions around the areolas. Periareolar incision techniques offer areola resizing and reshaping.
- Liposuction can also be integrated into your treatment to remove excess fat and further contour the overall results of your chest reconstruction.
Should I Combine Procedures With My Gender Reassignment Therapy?
Combining your FTM gender reassignment therapy with liposuction may provide a significant amount of reduction in fat deposits that tones, defines, and accentuates the contours of top surgery. The vacuum suction and microcannula technology will precisely extract pockets of fat in areas that will more easily masculinize your appearance.
What Will My FTM Top Surgery Recovery Be Like?
Dr. Conrad will provide a thorough recovery plan according to your reassignment therapy.
Female-to-male top surgery recovery may require drainage tubes to be left in place for a brief time. A compression garment may also be required to reduce swelling and maintain the sculpting of your chest. Female-to-male top surgery patients can usually return to work between two and three weeks, but it may take longer to participate in athletics or strenuous labor/activity. Dr. Conrad will instruct you on when it is safe to participate in certain activities.
Some of the instructions you may be given to achieve a healthy recovery include:
- How to care for a compression garment
- How to minimize swelling, bruising, and discomfort
- How to care for the surgical site and temporary drainage tube
- How to properly take medication for pain management
When Will I See My Gender Reassignment Therapy Results?
As your swelling and bruising subside, your gender reassignment therapy will begin to reveal underlying tone, strong angles, and firm contours for female-to-male patients.
As your results start to become more noticeable, your body will begin to adapt to the changes and look more and more like your gender characteristics. Once fully healed, the rejuvenated contours of your chest can last for a lifetime.