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Female-to-male top surgery is often a life-changing procedure. It helps transgender men, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people live life comfortably. Top surgery should help alleviate gender dysphoria. It should also improve mental health by removing breast tissue to create a more masculine or flat chest. Unfortunately, some patients do not see optimal results at no fault of their own. This can cause even more distress and mental anguish. Revision surgery may become necessary. Dr. Javad Sajan, a plastic surgeon experienced in gender affirming procedures, performs the best FTM top surgery revision.

What Is FTM Top Surgery Revision?

An FTM top surgery revision is a procedure designed to correct or revise a previous top surgery result. While many patients only need minor revisions and feel comfortable going back to their original surgeon, unfortunately, many do not. In these cases, Dr. Javad Sajan welcomes patients unhappy with their previous top surgeries to consult at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery.

Reasons For Revision Top Surgery

There are several reasons why a patient may seek a revision of their previous top surgery procedure. Here are some of the most common reasons and how/why they most likely occurred.

  • Too much tissue removed/left behind: During a double incision top surgery, a surgeon needs to remove the precise amount of skin and tissue to provide patients with an ideal result. If too much tissue or skin is removed, this can leave the chest contour looking concave or cause odd divots in the chest. If too much tissue is left behind, this can create an appearance of gynecomastia. It can also cause dog ears, or simply leave the chest looking feminine.
  • The patient wasn’t a candidate: Patient screening before surgery is vital to achieving a good result. If a patient is not a good candidate, especially for surgeries like a keyhole or inverted T top surgery, but a surgeon proceeds, it can leave patients with thick scarring, irregularities, or issues with the nipples.
  • The wrong technique used: There are multiple ways to perform top surgery. The most common method in the United States is the double incision technique which leaves horizontal scars on the chest. Other techniques such as a keyhole top surgery or periareolar top surgery involve less scarring, but have specific anatomy requirements. If a keyhole or periareolar surgery is performed on a patient with a large amount of breast tissue and skin, it is unlikely to leave a good result. Therefore, determining the technique that will provide the patient with the best results is vital for avoiding future revision top surgery.
  • Weight Gain/Loss: If a patient gains or loses a significant amount of weight after their top surgery, this can affect the look of their chest. The changes can sometimes warrant a revisional surgery to address the chest contour and better cater their chest to their new body. It is recommended that if patients plan on losing a significant amount of weight, they do so before surgery. This can also help improve the definition of the pectoral muscles.
  • Scar revision: A scar revision is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the appearance of scar tissue. It is frequently performed on surgical scars. Some top surgery patients may seek a scar revision versus a full revision of their top surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Top Surgery Revision Covered By Insurance?

Often, yes, insurance will cover FTM top surgery revision. Allure Esthetic’s insurance coordinators help our transgender patients find and understand their coverage. They can also communicate what your insurance requires and help work towards getting your top surgery revision covered.

Does Revision Top Surgery Require General Anesthesia?

Sometimes, it ultimately depends on the extent of the surgery. Dr. Sajan may be able to perform some small revisions under local anesthesia. Patients can discuss this with Dr. Sajan at their consultation appointment.

Why See Dr. Javad Sajan For FTM Top Surgery Revision?

Dr. Javad Sajan at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery has performed approximately over one thousand gender affirming surgeries. Along with this, he understands the intricacies of a revision surgery where scar tissue is present. Scar tissue is less flexible than skin and removing it is not always possible. Therefore, a surgeon experienced in FTM top surgery and such revisional surgeries like Dr. Javad Sajan is ideal for performing the best top surgery revision.

Is Top Surgery Revision Worth It?

In most cases, yes, an FTM top surgery revision is completely worth it. Transgender patients deserve to feel comfortable and happy within their bodies. A top surgery revision may be able to provide this for patients whose first surgery was inadequate.

The only times a revision surgery may not be worth it is if there are major health risks involved. However, this is usually not the case if the patient underwent the original surgery within a few years of the revision.

How Much Is Revision Top Surgery?

The FTM top surgery revision cost is difficult to calculate without knowing what is necessary for the surgery itself. At your consultation, Allure Esthetic’s team will provide you with a price quote based on your specific needs. If you intend on paying out-of-pocket or applying for financing, our team can discuss these options. If utilizing insurance, there is a possibility of incurring some out-of-pocket costs. This cost may be in the form of copays or what insurance does not cover. This is usually much less than the entire surgery itself.

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The Best FTM Top Surgery Surgeon, Dr. Javad Sajan

Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery is one of the nation’s leading plastic surgery practices that offer gender affirming procedures. The entire Allure Esthetic team practices affirming care and creates a safe, welcoming environment for all transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming patients. We understand that it is a major decision to trust us with your care. Our team makes all efforts to provide the best possible service.

To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajan, call us at 206-209-0988. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

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