Transgender Breast Augmentation
Male to Female Top Surgery in Boston, MA
A breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that uses breast implants to increase the size of the patient’s breasts.
Individuals that are transitioning from male to female typically begin to develop breast tissue due to hormone therapy. However, most transgender individuals do not develop large breasts from hormone therapy.
Individuals that are interested in increasing the size of their breasts should consider breast augmentation surgery. To learn more about this procedure, call Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery at (781) 239-0680 to speak with Boston breast surgeon.
Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Safe For Transgender Patients?
There is a degree of risk involved with every type of surgery, including breast augmentation. Some side effects that could occur after this type of surgery include scarring, infections, loss of sensation, and unsatisfactory results. But in general, breast augmentation is completely safe as long as a qualified surgeon is performing it.
Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants
There are two types of breast implants: silicone and saline. Both silicone and saline implants are made with a soft silicone shell. However, silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, and saline implants are filled with saline. Some saline implants are pre-filled, while others are filled to the desired size during the procedure. One of the benefits of silicone implants is their natural feel.
However, silicone implants can be dangerous if they rupture, whereas saline implants are not. Both silicone and saline implants come in various sizes and textures. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shektman to determine whether silicone or saline implants are right for you.
How Long Is The Recovery For Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Many patients are eager to find out how long the pain and discomfort will last after a surgery. The first 48 hours after the surgery will be the most painful for a transgender with breast implants. The pain will slowly start to go down after the first 48 hours, but patients may still experience sensitivity and tightness.
Dr. Shektman will most likely remove surgical dressings and sutures within one week after the surgery. However, patients will probably not be fully recovered for about six weeks. Do not resume normal activities until Dr. Shektman has cleared you to do so.
Care and Compassion
Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is recognized as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. With over 20+ years of experience and nearly 3,500+ happy patients.
At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our mission has always been to improve our patients’ lives through the use of cutting-edge, innovative plastic surgery techniques in a safe and secure environment.
What Is The Cost of Breast Implants For Transgender Patients?
The price of breast implants for transgender patients can vary, so it’s difficult to answer this question. It’s important to discuss prices with Dr. Shektman before scheduling the procedure, so you know exactly what to expect. At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our Boston office offers financing plans to make paying for a procedure easier on our patients.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Boston, MA with Dr. Shektman
Are you considering breast augmentation surgery? Contact us to find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Arthur Shektman and the rest of our staff is committed to helping all of our patients look and feel their very best. Schedule an appointment today by calling (781) 239-0680 or filling out the online form on our website.