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Breast Augmentation

What is Transgender Breast Augmentation?

Transgender breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the use of breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts for individuals who identify as transgender. This procedure is also known as male-to-female breast augmentation.

The process of transgender breast augmentation has unique considerations, as transgender patients have tighter breast tissue than cisgender women, which may require staged augmentation with smaller implants. Tissue expanders may be used to prepare the area for a larger, permanent implant. Fat grafting is also a natural solution for breast augmentation.

*”Cisgender” refers to an individual whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth.


Generally, the surgery takes around 1 to 3 hours to complete. However, this may vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and the extent of breast enlargement desired.


The complete recovery period varies from patient to patient, but typically takes around 4-6 weeks for most individuals. However, it may take up to several months for the swelling to completely subside.


The patient will typically require a general anesthesia during the procedure, and will need to remain in the hospital for a few hours after the surgery to recover from the anesthesia.

Benefits of Transgender Breast Augmentation

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Transgender Breast Augmentation

Who Qualifies for Transgender Breast Augmentation?

Transgender breast augmentation is recommended for individuals who identify as transgender and wish to enhance the size and shape of their breasts. Good overall health is important, and patients should be at least 18 years old. Transgender women who have undergone hormone therapy may be better candidates. Patients should have stable mental health, a clear understanding of the procedure, and realistic expectations about the outcome. Consulting with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who has expertise in transgender breast augmentation is essential to determine if this procedure is right for you. The surgeon will evaluate your medical history, physical health, and overall goals to determine if you are a good candidate for this surgery.

How to Prepare for Transgender Breast Augmentation?

Insurance Coverage Options

Transgender procedures are covered by some insurance providers. While every insurance provider is different, we want to help ensure care is affordable for all our patients. We are happy to help you work with your provider to go over your options. Please contact us to get started. 

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