In every plastic surgery procedure, there is a crucial first step that must be taken to ensure the best results. This may come in the form of pre-operative instructions, diet changes, medication changes, or certain procedures. In the case of a female to male plastic surgery procedure, one of the first steps is removing breast tissue. This procedure is known as a mastectomy, also referred to as top surgery.

To remove the breast tissue, surgeons may use a variety of techniques that include:

Bilateral mastectomy – This procedure involves the removal of all breast tissue and allows for proper placement and downsizing of the areolae.

Mastectomy combined with liposuction – This technique is best used on patients with lateral chest fatty tissue. It reduces the need for lateral chest revisions.

Peri-areolar subcutaneous mastectomy with a keyhole incision – Breast tissue removal through a small incision around the nipples. It can significantly reduce the occurrence of post-surgical marks.

The American Institute for Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing each and every patient with outstanding care and aesthetically pleasing results. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about the procedure.