When Is MTF Breast Augmentation Necessary?
Gender affirming breast augmentation–while technically considered an elective surgery–has been known to save lives and treat gender dysphoria. However, not every transgender woman undergoes a breast augmentation and hormones can jump start breast growth during chemical transition. This can lead to the question, “When is MTF breast augmentation necessary?”
The answer can be complicated. Ultimately, it is up to the individual patient to determine if they believe breast augmentation is necessary. Some examples of when a patient may find it necessary are:
- They experience gender dysphoria concerning the look of their chest
- Hormones have not provided breasts the patient is satisfied with
- A patient decides not to undergo hormone therapy, but still wants breasts
These are just some examples of why a patient may seek out MTF breast augmentation surgery. Reasons are personal, but the fact is that gender affirming surgeries like an MTF breast augmentation are necessary for some patients.
Dr. Sajan specializes in gender affirming surgeries for transgender and non-binary people. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-209-0988. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.