FTM: An Elective Surgery that can Make a Difference

Gender reassignment for the transsexual man is called FTM top surgery which creates a masculine chest.  Breast removal in the form of a subcutaneous mastectomy combined with male chest contouring is the major focus of surgery.  The surgery can also include free nipple grafts or nipple/areola resizing and repositioning. The surgery itself can take anywhere from 1.5-4 hours depending on which procedure is chosen.

Top surgery allows the trans man to live more comfortably.  Freedom from breasts gives the individual psychological benefits and allows him to function better socially.

It is important to select an experienced doctor who specializes in FTM Top Surgery like Farzad R. Nahai, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA, who has extensive training in transgender surgery procedures. You must be able to trust your doctor to help you make important decisions about what type of surgical procedure to have and what type of outcome you expect from your surgery.  Dr. Nahai understands the needs of his transgender patients. His surgical center is designed to provide top-notch patient care, comfort, and confidentiality. Dr. Nahai will show you before and after photos of surgical results.

Aftercare and Recovery

Patients often as how much time they will need for recovery after FTM Top Surgery.  For individuals in the working world, it depends on how strenuous their job is.  Someone with a desk job could go back to work in 10-14 days.  Dr. Nahai recommends a two-week recovery period.  If your job is more physical, you may have to take off up to 6 weeks following surgery.  Student patients will need to take 1-2 weeks off school and stay away from sports for 4-6 weeks.  It’s important to have an experienced physician who knows what complications might arise and will counsel you to recover as quickly as possible with no adverse effects.

Dr. Nahai will give you thorough post-operative instructions.  It’s important to follow the doctor’s instructions and return for post-op visits to have a successful recovery.  The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C. staff and Dr. Nahai are available to answer your questions at any time during the recovery process.


Dr. Nahai, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in Top Surgery.  Choosing The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm in Atlanta, GA, for this life-changing surgery is a wise choice. Dr. Nahai and his staff offer outstanding care and incredible results. Make an appointment today to get started on this amazing personal journey.  There’s no better provider to guide you than Dr. Farzad Nahai.  His office is conveniently located to serve metro Atlanta and Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Midtown, and Dunwoody.

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