What Is Transgender Breast Augmentation?

Transgender breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the use of breast implants or the fat transfer technique to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts for individuals who identify as transgender. This procedure is also often referred to as male-to-female breast augmentation.

The process of transgender breast augmentation has unique considerations, as transgender patients have tighter breast tissue than cisgender women, which may require staged augmentation with smaller implants. Tissue expanders may be used to prepare the area for a larger, permanent implant. Fat grafting is also a natural solution for breast augmentation.

Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS has extensive experience with a wide range of gender confirmation procedures and will be excited to work with you to craft a treatment plan that sees you enjoying a body silhouette that aligns with your preferred identity. To learn more, reach out to Leif Rogers, MD in Beverly Hills, CA and set up your initial appointment with a staff member today.

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Do I Qualify for Transgender Breast Augmentation?

Transgender breast augmentation is recommended for individuals who identify as transgender and wish to enhance the size and shape of their breasts. Good overall health is important, and patients should be at least 18 years old. Transgender women who have undergone hormone therapy may be better candidates, and it’s important that patients have stable mental health, a clear understanding of the procedure, and realistic expectations about the outcome. 

Consulting with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rogers, who has expertise in transgender breast augmentation, is essential to determine if this procedure is right for you. During your consultation, he will evaluate your medical history, physical health, and overall goals to determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery. To learn more, reach out to our Beverly Hills office and speak with a staff member to set up your consultation today.

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Benefits of Transgender Breast Augmentation

Dr. Rogers will be happy to help you understand the many benefits that come along with transgender breast augmentation before the day of your procedure. Our compassionate team has extensive experience with this particular procedure, and our patients frequently report back to us that they are truly thrilled with their results and the improved quality of life that comes along with them. Some additional benefits that can come along with transgender breast augmentation include:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Increased clothing options
  • Enhanced femininity
  • Emotional well-being
  • Customized results
  • Long-lasting results

Choosing Your Ideal Technique

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rogers will help you explore the various breast augmentation options that are available to you. Thanks to his extensive training and vast experience with a number of breast augmentation techniques, Dr. Rogers will be able to help you customize your treatment plan, offering you the choice between different surgical options. When you visit Dr. Rogers for your consultation, he’ll explain the details of each technique to you, guiding you to the procedural option that’s most ideal for you.

Implant-Based Augmentation

Implant-based augmentation, like the name implies, involves the use of an artificial implant to enhance the size, shape, or proportion of your breasts. Dr. Rogers can place either saline or silicone breast implants and can use a number of incision placements while doing so. He’ll be happy to explain the details of each technique to you in advance of your procedure.

Fat Transfer Augmentation

Sometimes also known as “autologous breast augmentation,” the fat transfer technique involves harvesting excess fat cells from a donor site on your body. This donor fat will then be purified before it is carefully injected into your chest wall, where it can subtly and naturalistically enhance the look of your bust. This technique doesn’t involve artificial implants.

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The Day of Your Surgery

Breast augmentation is most typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia, so you’ll be asleep and comfortable throughout the operation. Generally, the surgery takes around one to three hours to complete, but this will vary according to the specifics of your treatment plan. Before your surgery, Dr. Rogers will work with you to ensure that you know exactly what to expect.

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Your Recovery Experience

You will likely need to remain in the hospital for a few hours after your breast augmentation surgery to recover from the anesthesia before returning home with the help of a friend who can safely drive you.

The complete recovery period varies from patient to patient, but typically takes around four to six weeks for most individuals. It may, however, take up to several months for the swelling to completely subside.

We’ll give you a clear timeline that explains your recovery period and when you can expect to enjoy your final results. To learn more and get started, reach out and set up your initial consultation with us today.

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