How do I know if I want top surgery?
The WPATH Standards of Care requirements for having Top Surgery are pretty straightforward:
- 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 adolescents);
What age should you get top surgery?
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Though most individuals undergoing top surgery are 18 or older, younger individuals may be considered for the procedure if the patient, their legal guardians, and their mental health professional are in agreement that top surgery is appropriate.
Do you need to be on T to get top surgery?
Do I need to be on testosterone before I can get Top Surgery? No, WPATH Standards of Care do not require hormone therapy to be eligible for Top Surgery.
What weight do you need to be to get top surgery?
Surgery is safest when the BMI is between 24-36. I recommend that you have your surgery when your body is at the weight you plan on maintaining for the foreseeable future.
Can breasts grow back after top surgery?
One of the most prevalent FTM surgery myths is that the breasts tend to grow back if you gain weight or stop taking testosterone. This is not true at all. Whether you had a keyhole or double-incision mastectomy, the breast tissues can never grow back once they’ve been surgically removed.
Does anyone regret Top surgery?
Although this is not a well-researched area, studies that have asked the question have generally found that few to no patients regret having top surgery. Regret has also been reported as extremely low (in the vicinity of . 1 percent) for transgender individuals undergoing bottom surgery.
Do you need both parents consent to get top surgery?
Yes, but there are a few more requirements. We will need consent from both parents (unless only one parent has been awarded legal custody), as well as two letters from mental health professionals who can speak to your gender identity and transition.
How much does FTM top surgery cost?
The average range for cost of FTM and FTN top surgery is currently between $3,000 and $10,000. The average cost range for MTF and MTN top surgery varies greatly depending on factors such as body size, body shape, and desired breast size. The average cost range for this surgery is between $5,000 and $10,000.
How do you get approved for top surgery?
The criteria state that you must:
- Have persistent, well-documented gender dysphoria.
- Have the capacity to make a fully informed decision and to consent to treatment.
- Be of legal age to make health care decisions in your country (age of majority or age 18 in the U.S.)
Does insurance pay for top surgery?
The tides are turning: increasingly insurance companies in the United States are accepting the medically necessity of gender-affirming surgeries and covering Top Surgery. …
Do I have gender dysphoria?
comfortable only when in the gender role of your preferred gender identity (may include non-binary) a strong desire to hide or be rid of physical signs of your biological sex, such as breasts or facial hair. a strong dislike of the genitals of your biological sex.