How do you qualify for 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.
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 you be denied top surgery?
More and more insurance companies in the U.S. are accepting the medical necessity of GCS and covering FTM top surgery. Having said that, denials do occur but getting approved is much more common. If you do get denied there’s always an appeal process which sometimes results in an overturn of their initial decision.
Can I get top surgery without testosterone?
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.
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. …
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.
How much is it for top surgery?
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.
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.