Female to male (FTM) body contouring surgery combine FTM chest contouring (also called top surgery) with additional body contouring to make the patient's overall shape more masculine. As the female body develops, hormones like estrogen begin to store fat in the hips, legs, and buttocks for an hourglass shape (narrow waist and larger hips). To transform to a more masculine upper body with a V-shaped torso (wide chest, narrow waist and hips), FTM body contouring at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City typically uses liposuction to remove fat from the hips, thighs, and butt. High definition liposuction can also be used to define the abdominal muscles and reveal a "six-pack." In many cases, the fat removed will be used to create a smooth line from the chest to the waist. Patients transitioning from female to male should talk to Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin to get personalized recommendations for their FTM body contouring plan.
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Since every patient will have a unique FTM body contouring plan, the plastic surgeon will talk to the patient during the consultation to go over the best surgical technique for their needs. Liposuction incisions will be kept as small as possible and placed in locations that are easily concealed, like natural skin folds. After the liposuction is complete, the fat may be purified and transferred to the upper torso to make the transition from the chest to the waist smoother.
Most FTM body contouring surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. After the surgery, the patient will be wrapped in compression garments that will speed the patient's recovery by increasing circulation, which minimizes swelling and bruising. Your surgeon will go over post-surgical instructions including how long to wear your compression garment, scar management, when to return to the office for follow up appointments, and more.
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FTM Body Contouring FAQs
The desired ratio of the male waist to the chest depends on the patient's frame, personal preference, and more, but the male body is considered most attractive when the chest is 4 – 6 times larger than the waist for a V-shaped torso.
Upper Body Weight Training?
To get the best results, patients should use a high-protein diet and exercise to naturally eliminate body fat and build muscle. Patients may consider having a personal trainer help them develop the upper body (particularly the back, neck, and shoulders) to strengthen and broaden the upper body for a more natural result. Patients should talk to their plastic surgeon before starting exercise and weight lifting after their surgery to prevent injury.
Adding HRT Therapy?
Patients should talk to their doctor about the advantages and risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help their transformation. The additional testosterone can make it easier for the patient to build larger muscles in the upper body for a more natural appearance.