The Recovery Process After FTM Top Surgery

FTM top surgery, also known as male chest reconstruction or masculinizing chest surgery, is a procedure designed for transgender men who want to achieve a more masculine-looking chest. This type of surgery can help those individuals feel more comfortable in their body and with their gender identity. In this article, we will explain what Ftm top surgery entails, the different types of surgeries available, and what the recovery process looks like. 


Types of FTM Top Surgery

FTM top surgery can be broken down into two categories: double incision and keyhole mastectomy. Both procedures involve the removal of breast tissue and removal or repositioning of the nipples, but they differ in terms of scarring and recovery time. 


Double Incision Mastectomy (DI): During this procedure, an incision is made along both sides of the chest wall. The surgeon then removes excess breast tissue and rearranges the remaining tissue to create a flatter contour. After the excess skin has been removed, the nipples are repositioned or removed altogether. This type of surgery leaves two scars that run along each side of the chest wall from underarm to underarm. It also requires a longer recovery time than other types of mastectomies because it involves extensive reshaping of tissues and skin on the chest wall. 


Recovery Process 

After your surgery has been completed, you will be taken into a recovery room where you can rest until you have recovered enough strength to go home or back to your hotel room (if applicable). Your doctor will provide you with post-op instructions which include taking care not to overexert yourself while recovering as well as avoiding exposure to direct sunlight for at least 4-6 weeks after your operation date. You should also plan on taking at least one week off from work after your procedure so that you can properly rest and recover without any added stressors from work duties or responsibilities. Additionally, your doctor may recommend wearing a compression garment for up to 6 weeks following your operation date in order to reduce swelling and ensure proper healing occurs during this time period as well as limit movement in order to prevent any further damage or tearing at surgical sites. 


Conclusion: FTM top surgery is an important step for many transgender men who wish to feel more comfortable in their own bodies and with their gender identity—and there are several different surgical options available depending on individual goals and preferences for scarring/recovery time! Whether you choose double incision mastectomy (DI) or keyhole mastectomy (KM), it’s important that you discuss all aspects of this procedure with your surgeon before deciding which option is best for you—including potential risks/complications associated with each type as well as post-operative instructions such as avoiding direct sunlight exposure for at least 4-6 weeks after operation date and wearing compression garments for up to 6 weeks following operation date in order to reduce swelling and ensure proper healing occurs during this time period! With proper planning ahead of time—as well as dedicated adherence post-operatively—you should have no problem successfully achieving optimal results from your FTM top surgery!  Good luck!