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MTF Breast Augmentation

Breasts are an enduring symbol of femininity, and breast feminization can allow you to have the breast shape, size and overall appearance you have always wanted. During a breast augmentation consultation for male to female surgery, experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck can discuss breast feminization with you, and whether the procedure can produce the results you want.

Please call Bay Area Feminization Surgery at 650-249-3169 to learn more about our San Francisco male breast augmentation surgery and schedule a consultation today.

Am I a good candidate for MTF breast augmentation?

In general, ideal candidates for the procedure …

  • Are in good health physically and mentally, with no major medical issues such as diabetes, hypertension, bleeding disorders, or cancer
  • Are aware that improvement rather than perfection is the likely outcome of their surgery
  • Are non-smokers, or are willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Are at a normal weight for their frame/not obese
  • Are not planning major weight loss or gain
  • Have begun hormone therapy yet are still desirous of a larger breast size
  • Are at least 18 years old
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The importance of selecting a qualified plastic surgeon for transgender surgery

With more and more surgeons offering TG procedures to capitalize on growing cosmetic trends, it’s important to choose a practitioner who not only possess the highest standards of educational and professional accreditation, but one whose integrity places the clients’ best interests above all else.

Dr. Beck has received board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has completed a series of rigorous and demanding residencies in craniofacial, reconstructive and burn surgery. In addition, he is known for his commitment to patient rights, advocating for the safety and well-being of all his clients, whether transgender or cisgender.

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The MTF Breast Augmentation Procedure

Transgender breast enhancement is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 2 hours. It takes place at the San Mateo Surgery Center, an accredited outpatient facility housing technologically advanced healthcare solutions in a private, convenient setting.

Breast feminization involves several different options that will be customized to create the final aesthetic result you expect. Your MTF breast augmentation in San Francisco options include:

  • Saline, gummy bear or silicone breast implants
  • Breast implant size
  • Breast implant shape
  • Breast implant texture
  • Breast implant placement – Implants can be placed below the breast tissue but above the pectoral muscles (subglandular placement) or they can be inserted above the chest wall but beneath the pectoral muscles (submuscular placement).
  • Breast implant incision locations – Incisions can be made within the inframammary folds (breast creases), within the areola complexes, or within the armpits.

You and Dr. Beck will discuss all of these options and plan your personalized breast augmentation procedure. Most male-to-female transgender patients have breast feminization surgery after undergoing hormone therapy for some time. By taking hormones, you will begin developing breasts. Your breasts can then be enhanced with breast implants, once you have enough breast tissue to encapsulate and conceal the breast implant.

In cases where hormone therapy has failed to produce the appropriate amount of breast tissue to cover the implants, Dr. Beck can utilize a tissue expander to stretch the chest’s skin layers until they are of adequate surface area. This is normally only done when a patient desires a C or D cup.

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Your MTF Breast Feminization Results

Although taking synthetic hormones can create the appearance of female breasts, breast augmentation can further enhance your breasts by:

  • Increasing size
  • Creating breast symmetry
  • Enhancing breast projection and cleavage
  • Improving nipple shape
  • Enhancing overall breast appearance

Recuperation

After surgery is complete, you will be furnished with a compression garment to maximize healing and reduce swelling in the chest area. Scars will appear more prominent at first, but will eventually fade within 2-3 months post-op. Soreness, bruising and discomfort go with the territory, and can be easily combatted with pain medications supplied by Dr. Beck.

Most clients can return to work and normal routines within 7-10 days, although it’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least six weeks. Patients can benefit from enlisting the help of a friend, family member or paid assistant to take on household chores and/or childcare for the first stage of recovery.

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Getting Started

As a plastic surgeon experienced in breast augmentation for male to female transgender patients, Dr. Beck is committed to achieving the breast feminization results that are right for your body frame, your goals, and your breast and chest measurements. He provides a personalized consultation and exam so you can discuss your breast augmentation options, and then he can recommend a custom surgical plan for you. Breast feminization is all about giving you a way to achieve the confidence, self-esteem and satisfaction that comes with having the feminine breast shape and size you desire.

During your initial confidential consultation, Dr. Beck will examine your anatomy, go over prior surgeries, scan your medical history, and review before and after photographs of transgender patients with similar aesthetic goals. Dr. Beck also offers advanced 3D imaging software by VECTRA that can help you visualize your outcome virtually. Lastly, Dr. Beck can provide you with a variety of implant samples to place within your bra or blouse, as this can help you better determine the best fit for your needs.

Schedule a consultation

To find out if you are a candidate in the Bay Area for MTF breast augmentation, please contact Bay Area Feminization Surgery to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck.