Female to Male double incision mastectomy (DI) with nipple grafts for gender confirmation.
Individual results may vary.Case ID: 3602
Front: FtM double incision mastectomy with nipple grafts for gender confirmation. After picture at 6 weeks post-op
Female to Male double incision mastectomy with nipple grafts for gender confirmation. The after picture was provided by the patient at 6 weeks post-op. Even this early the scar is healing well and shows good placement in the shadow of the pectoralis major muscle. The nipples have excellent viability and appearance.
Double Incision: In those patients with a large amount of breast tissue with excessive skin of poor quality and droop, it is usually recommend to remove the excess skin and breast tissue in the crease of the pectoralis muscles (elliptical or double incision mastectomy) and put the nipples and areolae back on as grafts. This surgery has the advantage of immediate and predictable results. I can contour the skin flaps and place the nipples where I want to. It has the disadvantage of permanently altering the sensation and erectile capacity of the nipples (and sometimes the pigmentation), and it leaves larger scars on the chest. Over time they fade and flatten out. At each end of the scar, “dog-ears” may form. These are small bunches of tissue created by the closing of the ellipse as a straight line. They tend to settle down over time, but may need to be revised. I always try and address the dog ears at the time of surgery but this may extend the length of the scar. Dog ears are more likely in patients who are heavier and have more tissue to start with. I always perform liposuction of the central and lateral chest (to flatten the dog ears) as well as the area in front of the armpit. I have been asked why a scar may meet in the center of the chest on some top surgery results but not on others. This is dependent on pre-existing anatomy. If the tissue meets in the middle, then the scar by necessity will meet in the middle.