Learn More About Male-to-Female Transgender Breast Augmentation
Breasts are one of the most prominent features on a woman’s body. During a male-to-female transgender surgery, breast augmentation plays an important role in feminizing a person.
A male-to-female transgender breast augmentation is performed in the same way that a breast augmentation is performed on a cisgender woman. The end result is to enhance the appearance of the breasts.
The process begins with the selection of the type of breast implants required. Some people prefer saline implants, while others prefer silicone implants.
In either case, the first step in breast augmentation is to stretch the skin in order to accommodate the implants. This is achieved by using inflatable tissue expanders.
These expanders are placed below the chest through an incision made in the navel. With each follow-up visit, the expanders are inflated gradually until the skin has expanded enough to accommodate the size of the implant.
The next step is the implantation process, which can take around one hour to complete. The process starts by administering general or local anesthesia. Following this, Mr. Inglefield makes one of three types of incisions. The three types of incision are:
- Periareolar – Incision made along the circumference of the areola.
- Inframammary – Incision made along the crease under the breast.
- Transaxillary – Incision that is made in the armpit.
Mr. Inglefield chooses the type of incision based on his discretion and other factors like the patient’s preference, the desired type of implant, and the health of the patient.
After the incision is made, the implant is inserted through the incision and placed underneath the tissues in the chest. The skin is pulled over the implant and the nipple-areolar complex is repositioned. The incisions are sutured closed with medical sutures.
How to Prepare for the Surgery
Preparing for a male-to-female transgender breast augmentation starts with consulting with Mr. Inglefield, a plastic surgeon with a great deal of experience in gender-reassignment surgeries. He will meticulously guide you through the process and will help you visualize the results.
Keep realistic expectations and gather as much information as you can before undergoing surgery.
You will need to refrain from smoking and taking medications like aspirin or ibuprofen prior to the surgery, as they can cause complications. If you happen to be taking blood-pressure medications, consult Mr. Inglefield to see whether the dosages of any of these medicines need to be altered.
What to Expect After the Surgery
Immediately after the procedure, you are likely to notice some swelling and bruising around the area that has been treated. This is a temporary side-effect of the surgery and will ameliorate in time. Using ice packs can help to alleviate the swelling in the area. Complete results are visible once the swelling has gone down.
In the six weeks following the procedure, it will be best to avoid physically taxing activities like heavy exercise and sports. You will also need to wear a supportive post-surgical bra for a time.
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Skilled plastic surgeon Mr. Chris Inglefield is an excellent choice for your male-to-female transgender breast augmentation surgery, so contact us today to set up your informative consultation.