Transgender Chest Wall Reconstruction in Santa Barbara, CA
When undergoing sexual reassignment surgery from female to male, one of the primary procedures is chest wall reconstruction. Women living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, and nearby neighborhoods in California, and the surrounding communities, wishing to transition from female to male may undergo sexual reassignment surgery procedures by Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, to achieve a more masculine physique.
What is Transgender Chest Wall Reconstruction?
Transgender chest wall reconstruction is a cosmetic surgery procedure for women transitioning from female to male to create a male chest area. It is done by removing breasts and the surrounding tissue then molding the area into a masculine chest.
Who is a Good Candidate for Transgender Chest Wall Reconstruction?
A good candidate for transgender chest wall reconstruction is people transitioning from female to male. It is important to be in good physical condition as well as have a realistic understanding of the outcome and the entire transformation.
How is Transgender Chest Wall Reconstruction Performed?
Transgender chest wall reconstruction involves removing most of the breast tissue leaving the areola and nipple intact. The chest is contoured to have a masculine appearance removing any excess skin once the desired look is achieved. If necessary, the diameter of the areola is reduced along with the protrusion of the nipples.
The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The entire surgery may take up to four hours to complete depending on the size of the breasts.
How is the Recovery from Transgender Chest Wall Reconstruction?
Recovery from transgender chest wall reconstruction may be compared to breast reduction surgery. The chest area is wrapped immediately following the procedure and supported with a compression garment that is worn for a few weeks. Incisions may be removed within about a week or so. It is recommended that patients plan to rest for one to two weeks following the procedure. At that point, light work may be resumed if no heavy lifting or other strenuous activities are performed.
When Will I See the Results from Transgender Chest Wall Reconstruction?
The results are somewhat noticeable immediately following the procedure especially when larger breasts are removed; however, the full results take a few months to reveal themselves once the swelling has diminished.
How Much Does Transgender Chest Wall Reconstruction Cost in Santa Barbara?
The cost of transgender chest wall reconstruction varies based on the extent of the surgery and whether other procedures are performed at the same time. We go over the cost as well as payment options. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards, and offer financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
If you live in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, and nearby neighborhoods in California and are looking for a triple board-certified plastic surgeon to perform plastic surgery, contact Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS, in Santa Barbara, CA, today, to schedule your complimentary consultation.