Transgender Breast Augmentation

Transgender Breast Augmentation


Many individuals undergo a gender transition because they believe they would have a more authentic and fulfilling lives if they had the opportunity to live as part of the opposite sex. Physical appearance plays a huge role in the gender transition process, and some people feel like they would be the most comfortable if they took control of their physique, too. Transgender breast augmentation (otherwise known as an augmentation mammoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the chest size and/or shape of transfeminine patients using implants. Dr. Barrett has extensive experience with implant insertion and revision, and highly recommends scheduling a consultation so that you can discuss the goals and expectations for this important stage in your transition journey.

Transgender Breast Augmentation


You may be a good candidate for transgender breast augmentation surgery if you are in good physical health and have a clear idea of how you’d like your breasts to look post-procedure. Because many transgender individuals receive different types of therapy as a natural part of the transition process, we recommend that you pursue augmentation if you meet the following additional criteria:

  • Completed hormonal therapy
  • Attended at least three months of professional counseling
  • Received the support from a licensed health professional (i.e. a letter of recommendation that can be verified by our staff)
  • Discontinued any medication that could pose adverse side effects during surgery (i.e. medications that cause excessive bleeding, such as aspirin and heparin)

Transgender Breast Augmentation

Results and Recovery

After a breast reduction surgery, patients’ breasts will be sore and experience some swelling and bruising for at least two weeks. We recommend our breast reduction patients take at least one week off from work. Minimizing scar appearance is key in the postoperative period. Dr. Barrett meets with all patients once a week for six weeks to remove stitches week one and two (remember the five layers) and tapes the incisions each time. After the taping period is done, the patient will be prescribed a patented silicone scar gel to apply twice daily for 3 months to continue the healing process. Dr. Barrett will provide specific instructions on how to best care for yourself during the recovery period customized on your condition and surgery.

The information about transgender breast augmentation was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Barrett. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.

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