Can you still feel nipples after top surgery?
You may experience random, shooting pains for a few months after your surgery. You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipples and chest wall skin. This usually improves over the next six months or so, but sensation may never be normal.
How much is MTF top surgery?
The average cost for MTF Top Surgery can fluctuate significantly based on your body size, body shape, and desired breast size. These surgeries can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000. MTF Top Surgery can include autologous fat transfer or the placement of medical-grade implants either above or below the breast muscle.
Can you have top surgery without taking testosterone?
Do I need to be on testosterone before I can get Top Surgery? No, WPATH Standards of Care do not require hormone therapy to be eligible for Top Surgery.
Do you need testosterone to get top surgery?
When can I lift my arms after top surgery?
For 4 weeks after surgery, you should not lift your arms greater than 90 degrees away from your body or over your head. You should also not push, pull, or lift anything greater than 5 pounds during these 4 weeks. This ensures your scar will heal well and not stretch and become larger.
How long does it take for insurance to approve top surgery?
Contact your insurance company to verify the percentage of coverage for the surgery. The Prior Authorization Process: If you decide to ask insurance to cover, then our office will submit a letter to the insurance carrier asking for permission to proceed with the surgery. Usually takes 2-4 weeks to get the answer.
How long does inverted-T top surgery take?
Inverted-T Top Surgery is an outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia that takes approximately 1-3 hours. Pros & Cons: Inverted-T Top Surgery produces excellent male contour with areolas and nipples appropriately sized, positioned and having sensation. However, patients need to be comfortable with having the two extra vertical incisions.
What is the difference between inverted-T top surgery and double incision?
With Inverted-T Top Surgery, horizontal incisions are made along the top and bottom of the chest muscles as with Double Incision. Breast tissue is removed but the areola and nipple are not removed. Instead, an additional vertical incision is made on each side, from the areola down to the incision below the chest muscles.
What are the pros and cons of double incision top surgery?
Pros & Cons: Double Incision Top Surgery produces excellent male contour with areolas and nipples appropriately sized and positioned. However, patients should not expect sensation to return in the areola or nipple because the nerves are cut when the original areola and nipple are removed.
What is the average cost of top surgery?
Read on to learn more about average costs. Schechter says the typical cost of top surgery is about $6,000 to $12,000, though it can be as low as $3,500. According to Ray, this can depend on: For example, periareolar tends to cost less than double incision, since the former is less invasive.