Experienced, Innovative & Committed
to Provide You the Personal Care You Deserve
Many people who may have been assigned male at birth have made the decision to live as female all or most of the time. Some patients may choose to undergo Male-to-Female (MTF) Breast Augmentation surgery to change their appearance and achieve a more feminine breast shape and size. Many patients have tried hormone replacement to develop their natual breasts, but may not have been able to achieve a satisfactory result.
At Elysian Plastic Surgery, Dr Dellinger, a board certified Plastic Surgeon with 20 years of experience in breast surgery including MTF breast augmentation, recognizes and works with patients who have made this conscious choice to look how they feel inside.
MTF Breast Augmentation is a personal choice to develop and enhance the feminine shape and contour of the breast. While there are many similarities in breast augmentation surgery for males and females, there are subtle differences in surgical technique and the needs and expectations of MTF patients.
Dr. Dellinger believes your MTF Breast Augmentation surgery should be custom designed around you. We want to achieve a result that you will find accents and enhances your figure, and brings out those feminine shapes and curves. There are many different results that can be achieved, and we’re here to guide and advise you in the making the choices that create the result that’s personalized just for you.
What choices do I have in my surgery? There are a number of things to consider:
Size: What type of breast size results do you want to achieve? This is probably the most important decision to make. Rather than focus on cup size or numbers of cc’s, we would like to see you choose based on appearance. You will be given the opportunity to try out implants and make the selection based on what you like. We’ll be here to help guide you in the sizing process and you’ll be given the opportunity to try implants out more than once just to be sure.
Shape: Are you looking for breasts that emphasize projection rather than fullness, or are you wanting a fuller breast with more volume and better cleavage? Each size of breast implant is available in a variety of profiles – from low profile, moderate profile, high profile and ultra-high. The higher the profile, the more projection (out) and the smaller the base (width). This means you can achieve a greater degree of projection with a smaller implant but may have less cleavage.
Implants: Most patients choose silicone implants as they provide the best, most natural texture and feel, with the least amount of rippling. Saline filled implants are best for patients who still have worries about silicone, however saline feels the least natural and is more prone to visible rippling. Cohesive gel or “gummy bear” implants are good for certain situations, and may be good choice under the right circumstances.
Incision Choices: Most patients choose to have a small incision under the fold of the breast, which is best for silicone implants and very well camouflaged in the final result. Other incision choices include peri-areolar (around the edge of the nipple) or trans-axillary (armpit).
Placement: Most patients choose to have implants placed under the muscle, however in certain situations, a patient may be an acceptable candidate for placement above.
Can I have other procedures done at the same time?
Who is a poor candidate?
How do I prepare for the surgery?
What happens the day of surgery?
What is the recovery like?
What are potential complications?
How do I get started?
At Elysian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dellinger, the nurses and staff are committed to the highest levels of care, state-of-the-art technology, and unrivaled patient care and customer support.