Trans Men

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For transitioning men, Dr. Angela Rodriguez and the team at ART Surgical are able to perform the following procedures.

Trans Men Procedures FAQs


What is a mastectomy in the context of female to male transition?

A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes breast tissue to create a more masculine chest appearance for individuals transitioning from female to male.

What are the different types of mastectomy procedures available for female to male chest reconstruction?

Common types of mastectomy procedures for female to male chest reconstruction include double incision mastectomy, periareolar mastectomy, and keyhole mastectomy. The choice of procedure depends on individual factors, such as breast size and skin elasticity.

How long does it take to recover from female to male mastectomy surgery?

The recovery time for female to male mastectomy surgery varies, but most individuals can expect several weeks of healing. Your surgeon will provide specific postoperative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

Body Masculinization (BMS)

What does body masculinization surgery entail?

Body masculinization surgery refers to a combination of surgical procedures aimed at enhancing masculine features and proportions. It may include procedures such as liposuction, pectoral implant placement, abdominal etching, and other body contouring techniques.

What are the common body masculinization procedures for female to male transition?

Common body masculinization procedures for female to male transition include chest reconstruction (mastectomy), pectoral implants, abdominal etching, and liposuction in specific areas to create a more masculine physique.

Facial Masculinization

What is facial masculinization surgery (FMS)?

Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) is a set of surgical procedures aimed at creating a more masculine appearance for individuals transitioning from female to male. It may include procedures such as forehead contouring, rhinoplasty, jaw augmentation, and chin reshaping, among others.

Are there any non-surgical options for facial masculinization?

Non-surgical options for facial masculinization include the use of dermal fillers to enhance specific masculine features, such as the jawline or chin. However, these options provide temporary results and may not achieve the same level of transformation as surgical procedures.

Can I get pregnant after female to male transition?

Transitioning from female to male typically involves procedures like hysterectomy, which removes the uterus. As a result, pregnancy is not possible after these surgeries. It’s essential to discuss fertility preservation options with your healthcare provider before undergoing any irreversible procedures.

What are the options for male genital reconstruction surgery (phalloplasty or metoidioplasty)?

Male genital reconstruction surgery options include phalloplasty, which constructs a neopenis using donor tissue, or metoidioplasty, which involves releasing the hormone-enhanced clitoris to resemble a small penis. The choice depends on individual preferences and factors such as desired size and functionality.

Can female to male surgery provide complete male sexual function?

While female to male surgeries aim to create male genitalia, it’s important to understand that the level of sexual function and sensation varies among individuals. Surgeons work to optimize functional outcomes, but results can vary based on individual factors.

Want to know more about procedures for trans men and how Dr. Angela Rodriguez will guide you through the process?