Criteria for Breast Augmentation (Implants/lipofilling) in MTF Patients:
- Persistent, well-documented gender dysphoria;
- Capacity to make a fully informed decision and to consent for treatment;
- Age of majority in a given country (if younger, follow the SOC for children and adolescent);
- If significant medical or mental health concerns are present, they must be reasonably well controlled.
Although not an explicit criterion, it is recommended that MTF patients undergo feminizing hormone therapy (minimum 12 months) prior to breast augmentation surgery. The purpose is to maximize breast growth in order to obtain better surgical (aesthetic) results.
2 weeks before TOP surgery
About 2 weeks before your MTF top surgery, Dr. Delgado will ask you to observe the following recommendations:
- Stop taking medications, vitamins, and supplements that are known to thin the blood. This may include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), certain herbs such as Gingko Biloba and St. John’s Wort, large doses of Vitamin E, and diet pills.
- Stop smoking cigarettes
- Minimize your consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
- Maintain good health by eating well, getting plenty of rest, and taking a daily multivitamin.
1 week before surgery
In addition to the recommendations given above, about one week before your surgery you should also:
- Stop drinking alcohol and caffeine
- Contact us if you get a cold or the flu, so we can advise what medications are safe and decide whether your surgery should be rescheduled.
- Prepare for your recovery from top surgery. Most of our patients choose to remain at home for the first week following surgery, so it’s a good idea to get your home clean and comfortable in advance. Get some new books and movies so you have some quiet activities to enjoy during your recovery. Make sure your fridge is stocked with healthy food and prepare meals in advance so you won’t have to cook during your recovery.
- Organize a ride home and ask for support during your recovery. You’ll need someone to drive you home after your surgery and should plan to get some help with routine tasks during the first few days.
Night before surgery
There are a few things you should do the night before your surgery, including:
- Eat a healthy dinner, but do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
- Go to bed early so you’ll be well rested.
Morning of surgery
The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Before you head over to our surgical center, we ask that you do the following:
- Shower and wash your hair.
- Do not use any body products, including lotion, cologne, or hair gel, after you shower.
- Remove any piercings and jewelery.
- Wear your glasses, as contact lenses should not be worn during surgery.