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The female-to-male transsexual often desires an aesthetically pleasing male chest as his first and arguably most important surgical procedure to continue the gender transition. This procedure allows the patient to live more easily in the male gender role and facilitates a real-life experience. The surgery removes almost all of the breast tissue and greatly reduces, almost eliminating, the possibility of developing breast cancer. Mammograms are no longer recommended. The surgery is known as a subcutaneous mastectomy and there are several techniques that are used. The patient's breast size and body build determine which technique is ideal for him. On occasion, when breasts are so large as to cause severe and incapacitating back, neck, and shoulder pain, the breast reduction procedure may be a covered service by your insurance policy. We can help you determine if you have these benefits in your plan.
The male-to-female transsexual generally has worn external breast prostheses for several years prior to making a decision to have breast augmentation surgery. She has developed a very accurate image of the size breast that looks best on her body which makes the decision of choosing the proper implant size much easier than for the usual small-breasted woman requesting breast augmentation.
The male-to-female transsexual also has options for breast augmentation. These options can also be discussed with you by Dr. Lincenberg
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