This procedure may be one of several surgeries to create a body that matches your identity and brings you confidence – and significant relief. Female-to-male top surgery masculinizes your upper chest, and the skills and techniques of your plastic surgeon are of critical importance. When under the care of Dr. Hyman, your surgery is performed with ultimate attention to detail and an unwavering insistence on safety.

Why choose Dr. Hyman for FTM top surgery in NYC?

Dr. Hyman has established a boutique practice that offers the highest level of personalized attention and care. He has hand-selected exceptional support staff and board-certified anesthesiologists. Dr. Hyman himself is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon. He is on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Over his two-plus decades performing custom surgeries, including FTM breast surgery, Dr. Hyman has developed a far-reaching reputation for precision and excellence. His in-house surgery center is state-of-the-art and has a perfect safety record. FTM top surgery will be performed on-premises, rather than at a busy, impersonal hospital or outpatient clinic, safeguarding your privacy.

FTM top surgery in NYC

Dr. Hyman spends a lot of time with his patients before the surgery, answering questions for as long as they need, and does not overschedule his day. FTM top surgery may have been your dream for years, and today is of critical importance to your future comfort and identity. These are not minor issues, and you need a surgeon who is extremely talented, understands what this procedure means to you, is supportive and warm-hearted, and has a profound respect for you as an individual.

What can I expect from the procedure?

Your surgery will be customized to match your individual condition. The surgery typically involves the following steps:

  • Removing breast glandular tissue
  • Removing excess fat
  • Removing excess skin
  • Repositioning nipple structure
  • Reducing nipple and areola size when needed
  • Sculpting the upper chest to create a masculine shape

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

When you become alert after your surgery, your upper chest will be protected with surgical dressings. You will be released to return home, under the care of another adult, or our support staff can arrange private care if needed.

You will need several weeks to fully recover, as the incisions heal and swelling fades. Throughout your recovery, Dr. Hyman is available and closely monitors your healing. He will see you several times to ensure your recuperation is successful. He is honored to support his patients during this vital aspect of total transition.

Are you a candidate?

Transmasculine top surgery, or FTM top surgery, can be performed on patients who meet several qualification criteria:

  • You have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
  • A mental health professional has evaluated your condition and recommends you for this surgery.
  • You are in good overall health, both physically and emotionally.
  • You are an adult 18 years old or older.
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Gender-affirming surgery in NYC

When your body does not match your identity, FTM top surgery can restore your feelings of confidence, wellbeing, and emotional health. This surgery can be performed on those transitioning from female to male, or on non-binary patients who desire a less feminine chest. The decision to undergo female-to-male top surgery is extremely personal and deserves the care of a plastic surgeon who is understanding, compassionate, and who has a profound respect for his patients who have chosen to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

The recovery process

The recovery time is generally about two weeks but may vary, based on the extent of the procedure needed to achieve the upper chest envisioned. Plan on taking about two weeks off work.

You will need to continue to wear the compression garment as advised by Dr. Hyman. For those who work at a physically demanding job, a longer period off from work will be necessary. You can return to vigorous exercise in about four to six weeks.

Your private consultation

If you are considering female-to-male top surgery, the skills, experience, and knowledge of your plastic surgeon are all of critical importance. Interview several surgeons and schedule a private consultation with Dr. Hyman to discuss the surgery. As soon as you enter our facility, you will feel the difference. Rather than enduring a stuffy, clinical atmosphere, you will find Dr. Hyman to be laid back and relatable, with a rare warmth of character. You can tour our private surgical center, and have every question answered thoroughly, with no rushing or pressure. Call today to get started.

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