Gender augmentation is a male to female procedure designed to provide patients with augmented and contoured feminine breasts.
Our surgeons typically perform gender augmentation as an outpatient procedure at Community Medical Center under general anesthesia.
Gender augmentation is performed to enlarge the breasts by inserting a breast implant either behind the breast tissue or partially or completely under the chest muscles. Incisions are made to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible, usually under the breast along your natural skin fold. The method of implant selection and size, along with surgical approach for inserting and positioning breast implants, will depend on your preferences, anatomy and the physicians recommendation.
Most patients can walk delicately and do light daily activities the day after surgery. It is advised to avoid stretching and heavy lifting during the first seven to ten days. Patients can return to non-strenuous work within three to seven days and driving is possible after a week. You can return to strenuous activities in six to eight weeks. Most swelling, bruising and soreness is gone within four to six weeks. Patients should plan on being cautious for the first two months.
Scars will continue to fade for up to two years.
As with any cosmetic medical procedure, results vary from patient to patient.