Male to Female Transgender Breast Augmentation

Whether you have researched your choices and have made your decision already or are still considering your options, our team can help. Call us at (775) 322-3446 or request a consultation online

The desire to have your physical appearance more accurately reflect your inner self is a significant aspect of the transgender experience.

Dr. James Murphy understands the complexities of the decision to undergo male to female transgender breast augmentation and can help patients at any stage of the process.

Learn more about how Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa can help you...

Making the Decision

Photo of Transgender patient. Deciding whether to pursue surgery when transitioning is an important and difficult process. Many transgender women undergo breast augmentation surgery to better align their physical characteristics with their internal sense of self. The change in appearance can have a significant and positive impact on a woman’s self-esteem.

However, many women elect not to pursue surgery, over concerns about their identity and physical side effects, or because they feel that surgery is simply not the right choice for them. Ultimately, it is a personal decision that can only be made by you. 

Scheduling a consultation requires no commitment to the surgery. Sometimes after this initial consultation, patients decide against breast augmentation.

If you are considering breast augmentation as part of your transition, James E. Murphy, M.D. is more than happy to discuss your concerns and goals during a consultation. He can explain the procedure, answer questions, and advise you on possible courses of action. Scheduling a consultation requires no commitment to the surgery. Sometimes after this initial consultation, patients decide against breast augmentation.

What to Expect from Your Procedure

Breast augmentation for male to female transition is much the same as any other type of augmentation. During your consultation, James E. Murphy, M.D. will review your medical history, conduct an examination, and discuss various implant options. You will need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the material, shape, texture, position, and incision locations.

As an outpatient procedure, the surgery itself generally lasts about one to two hours. Patients will receive local or general anesthesia to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. Stitches are typically removed five days after surgery, and patients can usually return to work within one week.

It is important to have realistic expectations of what your breasts will look like after your surgery. While breast augmentation can alter your silhouette and boost self-confidence, an implant cannot perfectly mimic a natural breast.

Other Options

If you decide against breast augmentation, or would like to supplement the surgery with an additional procedure, a number of alternative therapies exist, including:

  • Hormone therapy: Since surgery is such an invasive option, hormone therapy treatment is often recommended before surgery takes place. Patients can take a regimen of estrogen, anti-androgens, or other hormones to develop breasts, alter the appearance of their skin, and change their distribution of body hair, fat, and muscles. The effects can take up to two years to fully develop.
  • Liposuction: This outpatient procedure removes unwanted, isolated pockets of fat to reshape your figure.
  • Abdominoplasty: During tummy tuck surgery, James E. Murphy, M.D. can remove excess tissue from the abdomen.
  • Rhinoplasty: Also known as a nose job, this surgical procedure reshapes the appearance of the nose.
  • Facial implants: By placing a specially formed material along the chin, cheeks, or other areas of the face, the appearance of your face can be modified.
  • Thyroid cartilage reduction: This procedure reduces the size and prominence of a patient’s Adam’s apple on the neck.

Schedule Your Personal Consultation

James E. Murphy, M.D. and his staff strive to provide a patient-oriented atmosphere where your concerns are a priority. Contact us today to discuss your options and schedule a personal consultation

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice for nearly two decades. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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