Transgender breast augmentation surgery (TGBA) is a type of Male to Female (also known as M2F or MTF) surgery which uses breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the chest for a more feminine-looking appearance by creating the appearance of breasts. For many M2F transgender patients, this surgery plays a key role in their transition journey. At Cosmetic Surgery Partners’ London clinic, our expert surgeons are highly experienced in performing transgender breast augmentation surgery which has helped hundreds of patients reach their body goals.
M2F breast augmentation surgery uses similar techniques to traditional breast augmentation surgery in that a silicone-gel implant is placed behind the breast. However, there are also important points of difference which is why it’s important to choose a surgeon with specific transgender breast augmentation surgery experience. The details of the procedure will depend on factors such as skin elasticity, the shape of the rib cage and natural anatomy.
Transgender breast augmentation surgery can be performed at any stage during your transition journey. Many trans women patients (but not all) have begun hormone therapy before considering TGBA surgery. For some patients, TGBA surgery is the first step or only step. Whatever your current circumstances, transgender breast augmentation surgery can help you feel more comfortable with your body and lift self-esteem.
If you are physically healthy with realistic and clear expectations, transgender breast augmentation surgery could be the right option for you. It’s important that you’re looking for improvement rather than perfection and understand the disadvantages of the procedure such as scarring. Although it’s reassuring to know that our surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery Partners in London specialise in creating the most natural-looking results and carefully plan scar placement to ensure it is as discreet and difficult to detect as possible.
The size of the implants used will depend on the results you’re hoping to achieve as well as skin elasticity. Many patients are concerned that they will not have enough skin to cover the implants but this isn’t usually a concern as long as the size of the implants is well matched to your build and anatomy.
Implant placement may be below or above the chest muscle depending on the size of the muscles and technique required to create the most natural-looking breasts. Our expert surgeons will discuss in detail all potential options during your initial consultation and assessment. Your personal surgery plan will determine where scars will be located.
At Cosmetic Surgery Partners, we have a wealth of experience in transgender breast augmentation surgery. We use gold-standard cohesive silicone gel implants which are considered to be the best available and are manufactured in different heights, projections and base measurements for a natural effect. As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, the first step is to book a consultation at which we’ll assess your suitability for the procedure, explore your expectations and address any concerns you may have. Please call our friendly clinic staff on 020 7486 6778 to book a consultation or ask any questions you may have regarding the procedure.
As the operation is carried out under general anaesthetic, stopping smoking is essential as is losing any excess weight. You will also need to prepare yourself mentally and understand the limitations of the procedure. At Cosmetic Surgery Partners London, we will talk you through the entire procedure in detail and advise in depth on the breasts we can augment.
If you attend for a consultation, it is beneficial to have already organised the referral needed for this procedure. Our surgeon acts as part of a multi-disciplinary team and relies on the expertise of a qualified mental health professional who submits a referral, written opinion and diagnosis of gender dysphoria to to comply with the national guidelines.
The healing process is different for every patient.However, we find on average most people are able to make a full recovery and restore all normal activities some 6 weeks after surgery.
At Cosmetic Surgery Partners in London, our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in performing transgender breast augmentation surgery with minimal scarring that’s placed as discreetly as possible. We also provide comprehensive aftercare to ensure that scar healing is fully promoted to optimise results.
Stopping smoking is very important as smoking affects the levels of oxygen reaching the wound. This slows down white blood cells’ ability to heal and increases the risk of infection.
A healthy diet rich in iron, zinc and vitamin C will also help your body to heal after surgery. Being overweight affects the body’s natural healing process and can slow healing down. It’s also important to avoid exposing scarring to the sun during the first 6 to 12 months after surgery as the scar may darken.
At Cosmetic Surgery Partners we use Nagor breast implants made from cohesive silicone gel. They carry a lifetime guarantee against rupturing and are available in various sizes and profiles. The added benefit of Nagor implants is they carry the CE mark of approval which means they are deemed safe by European standards.This also guarantees that the implants have been tested not to interfere with hospital equipment, particularly life-saving apparatus.