MTF Top Surgery

Chest Wall Reconstruction | Create a More Feminine Chest Appearance

MTF Top Surgery in Fargo, ND

Male to female (MTF) top surgery involves the use of breast implants to transform a masculine chest into a more feminine and contoured chest. There are several aspects of a masculine chest that are distinctly different from a feminine chest. Dr. Adams’ extensive training and experience have provided him with an understanding of the differences in anatomy that allows him to help you choose the right surgical plan to maximize your result.

Many trans women seek out plastic surgery to attain the completion of their physical journey, the physical transformation which lets their outside match how they feel on the inside. MTF top surgery is one of the most significant physical transformations. Dr. Adams in Fargo, North Dakota specializes in MTF Top Surgery and takes great pride in fulfilling this aspect of your journey.

During the consultation, Dr. Adams takes the time to understand your aesthetic goals and will guide you in selecting the best implant and technique for you. The decision between saline versus silicone, size, and projection of the implant, and other anatomic considerations will be made together in order for you to have the size and shape you desire.

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(701) 412-2400

3171 44th St S Suite 102, Fargo, ND 58104

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In order to schedule a consultation, you will need the following:

  • If you plan to pay for the surgery, you can call us at (701) 412-2400 and schedule the consultation.
  • If you want to use your insurance for coverage you will need to do the following:
    • Please call your insurance company and verify coverage for gender-affirming surgery as well as the insurance companies requirements for prior authorization (ie: hormone therapy, referral from a therapist, etc)
    • If required by your insurance company, please provide us with a letter of support from your mental health provider. The letter must state how long you have been in therapy, the diagnosis of gender dysphoria, the duration of time you have been living full-time as the desired gender and the therapist’s opinion regarding your readiness for surgery. The letter must be signed by the care provider.
    • Fax or email the letter(s) to our office (fax # 701-941-7606) or email to [email protected]. Include your phone number so we can contact you with your appointment.

    *Note: In addition, some insurance companies require referrals. If your insurance does, please contact your primary care doctor for the referral and ask them to fax it to us. The appointment cannot be scheduled without the referral.

    FAQ: MTF Top Surgery

    How should I prepare for my MTF top surgery consultation?

    Researching Top Surgery on reputable internet sites such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons can provide an informative overview. The best information for your personal case, however, will be obtained by making an appointment and speaking with your surgeon. It may also be helpful to view before and after photos of patients that have had the procedure. It’s best to view photos of patients with a similar body type as yours. Remember to write down any questions or concerns you have so they can be addressed at your consultation. Know what your surgical expectations are so your surgeon can discuss them with you. If you are a smoker we recommend you quit to help reduce the risk of wound healing. We also recommend a healthy lifestyle to help your recovery process.

    What is the MTF top surgery surgical process?

    The surgery is performed at a hospital or surgery center. It is an outpatient procedure, meaning you go home the same day. During surgery, you will receive general anesthesia. The surgery will take between 1.5-2.5 hours. Once you are awake you are taken to the recovery room for another 1-2 hours. 

    What is the MTF top surgery recovery process?

    The first few days you may feel soreness or pain. You will notice that the pain decreases with each passing day. You are sent home on pain medications which will decrease your discomfort. You will be placed in a surgical bra at the time of your surgery that is to be worn day and night for at least 4 weeks. We will see you one week after surgery to evaluate your healing process. We request that you do no heavy lifting for at least one month following surgery.

    How much does MTF surgery cost?

    The cost is approximately $8,500 – $9,500 which includes the surgeon’s fee, hospital/facility fee, and anesthesia.  Visit our Financing & Fees page to learn more. 

    Can I finance my MTF top surgery?

    Yes. We offer patient financing through PatientFi and CareCredit . See our financing page for more information.

    Do you accept insurance for MTF surgery?

    Yes, we accept many different insurances. You can contact your insurance and ask if Nicholas Adams, MD is listed as a contracted provider.

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