Transgender Top Surgery
General Procedure Information
About the Surgery
The Procedure Dr. Breister Ghosh performs top surgery on patients who desire removal of breast tissue. She performs many different techniques for top surgery, however the two most common are the double incision for patients who have large and/or ptotic (sagging) breasts and the periareolar incision method for patients who have smaller breasts (B cup or smaller) with little or no sagging skin. While these two methods are the most popular, Dr. Breister Ghosh will tailor the procedure to the patient's specific wants and needs.
Procedure Length Approximately 2-4 hours under general anesthesia.
Surgery Location Accredited, outpatient surgical facility with the support of a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Recovery Drains are placed at the time of the procedure to collect and drain any fluid that may try to accumulate. A compression garment is placed to help resolve swelling. This garment is typically worn for around 4-6 weeks. Patients should talk with Dr. Breister Ghosh about the physical demands of their job, but should usually plan for a minimum of 2-3 weeks off work.
Duration of Results Permanent.