Most transmen will begin their gender confirmation journey with hormone (testosterone) therapy and supportive counseling. In addition to these two vital components, many transmen opt to undergo surgery to complete their transition process. While the decision to have surgery is a very personal one, transmen who do choose to have these procedures typically experience a number of benefits, including improved mental health and overall well-being, decreased gender dysphoria, enhanced self-esteem, greater satisfaction with one’s body, and an increased ability to “pass” in society as a man. In fact, gender transition surgeries are considered medically necessary by the American Medical Association. Dr. Antonetti offers a full suite of surgical services to assist you in your transition journey.
Mastectomy, or “top surgery”, is typically the first—and sometimes the only—surgical procedure performed for the transman patient who is transitioning. Mastectomy is designed to remove unwanted breast tissue in order to create a more masculine chest appearance. Depending upon your unique needs and anatomy, a number of techniques may be utilized to achieve the desired aesthetic result. These include bilateral mastectomy with free nipple grafts, the peri-areolar/”keyhole” technique, and adjunctive lateral chest wall liposuction. Mastectomy is a very safe and commonly performed procedure, and Dr. Antonetti will work with you to ensure the best possible results. Read more on top surgery.
Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) refers to a range of procedures that can be performed to lend a more chiseled and masculine appearance to the face. Because facial features offer important visual cues as to one’s gender, FMS is a vitally important component of the female-to-male transition. Each patient who undergoes FMS will have unique goals and needs; therefore, Dr. Antonetti will work with you to design a customized surgical plan. In general, FMS may include a combination of forehead lengthening/augmentation, cheek augmentation, rhinoplasty, chin recontouring, jaw contouring, and thyroid cartilage enhancement (Adam’s Apple surgery). Read more on facial masculinization surgery.
Body masculinization surgery (BMS) is an ideal option for the transman who would like to achieve a more masculine contour throughout the upper and lower body. The traditional male figure includes a broad and defined upper torso, trim waist, and minimal fat in the lower body area. While diet, exercise, and hormone therapy play a role in masculinizing the body, certain areas of fat storage can be difficult to change without surgery. BMS is a liposuction technique that targets fat in the flanks, inner and outer thighs, upper body, chest, back, and/or buttocks to reduce the feminine “hourglass” shape and create a masculine physique. Liposuction is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, particularly when performed by someone with the expertise and experience as Dr. Antonetti. Read more on body masculinization surgery.
Our staff knows that each patient has her own unique needs and expectations, which is why we take an individualized, patient-centered approach to gender transition services. During the preoperative consultation, Dr. Antonetti will take the time to discuss and understand your goals for gender transition. Additionally, he’ll thoroughly explain each procedure and answer any questions you might have. We want you to feel comfortable and happy with your decision to pursue gender transition services with us.
Contact Dr. Antonetti for a Consultation in Dallas
We understand that surgery is a vital component of transman’s transition process. Because these procedures are so important, it is paramount to choose a surgeon with specialized knowledge and skill. Dr. Antonetti is proud to offer all of his services in a respectful, welcoming environment at our world-class surgical center in Dallas, Texas. We look forward to assisting you in achieving the very best possible results for your buttocks augmentation and trunk liposuction. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at (469) 429-7558.