For male to female transgender women, breast augmentation is a huge part of their initial transition. Finally obtaining that natural feminine appearance can be life-enhancing and life-changing.
While breast augmentation is a fairly routine cosmetic operation nowadays, it’s important to make sure that you pick your surgical team carefully.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Augmentation involves changing the shape, size and fullness of the breast through surgical means. This kind of procedure certainly has a range of benefits for someone who is transitioning to female.
Firstly, it can help bring together their outer appearance and their inner sense of self and enhance both confidence and self-esteem. While it is an invasive operation, it can usually be performed in a couple of hours and recovery takes a few weeks.
There are a couple of approaches to breast augmentation for those who are transitioning from male to female. The first is to place the implant under the chest wall muscle, the other is to place it over. The implant can also be partially under and over the muscle. Implanting under the muscle is more invasive and takes longer to recover from but produces a more natural look.
The operation normally takes about an hour to an hour and a half and is carried out under general anaesthetic. An incision is made in one of three places – under the armpit, under the breast area (where the crease of your breast will be) or around the areola. The implant is then inserted through this gap and positioned to create an aesthetically pleasing breast.
Are There Any Complications?
As with any major surgical processes, there are always risks involved. As you might expect, a lot depends on the skill of your surgeon and choosing the right team is absolutely vital.
This is, however, a fairly routine operation and complications are relatively rare. The main ones are the potential for infection, the scar tissue tightening around the implant and causing discomfort, the risk of blood collecting under the skin and sensory changes around the breast. Under the supervision of a skilled team, however, the risk should be kept to a minimum.
Why Choose Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery
While this is a routine operation, you will be in the hands of an expert team who are at the forefront of cosmetic surgery. Our experience and superb facilities mean that you have everything you need to undertake your breast augmentation surgery in complete confidence and safety.
At Dr Frati cosmetic surgery, you’ll find a compassionate and empathetic team who are there to support you in every way they can. We not only ensure that you get the right outcome from your augmentation surgery but provide excellent aftercare as well.
The process starts with a consultation where we discuss what you want, how the operation will be performed and what the potential risks are. Following any surgery of this type, you will need a recovery period and it’s essential that you follow the instructions. This usually means you need to take a couple of weeks off work and rest and not do anything strenuous.
If you would like to find out more about transgender breast augmentation at Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery, contact our friendly team today.