Gender Reassignment (Male to Female)

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Procedure time

Office work: 4 to 5 days, Light duties: 7-14 days, Exercise: 6 weeks, Results visible: 6-8 weeks

Overnight stay

Day case or one night


General anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation

Final results

Gender reassignment male to female overview

What is an MtF breast enlargement?

A top half male to female (MtF) gender reassignment involves having a breast enlargement with implants. The aim of this surgery is to increase the size of the breasts. This gender reassignment male to female overview aims to provide you with more knowledge of what the procedure involves and what it can achieve.

What can an MtF breast enlargement achieve?

The goal of gender reassignment top surgery is to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. This helps create a more feminine looking chest. Many individuals may consider this surgery after they have used hormone therapy to help increase the size of their breasts. If you find that hormone therapy alone does not create the result you desire, you may want to consider having a breast enlargement.
Your surgeon may suggest that you try at least 12 to 18 months of hormone therapy before having surgery. This allows for natural breast growth before using implants to increase their size.
There are two hormones that have an effect on the size of the breast:

  • Oestrogen – This helps increase fat levels in the breasts, hips and buttocks.
  • Progesterone – This helps the milk glands growth of milk glands and the rounding off of the breasts into an adult shape. It also matures and darkens the areola around the nipple.

The order that you choose to undergo feminization surgery is one hundred percent your choice. Each person attaches importance differently to SRS (sex reassignment surgery) or facial feminization and your priority may be different to the next person. Therefore, you may consider this surgery when you feel you are ready to increase the size of your breasts.
At Medbelle, we currently only offer breast treatments for gender reassignment. Consequently, this gender reassignment male to female overview only focuses on enlarging of the breast and not on the other treatments.

Who are BAAPS and BAPRAS?

The British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) are the two leading colleges for plastic surgeons in the UK. To become a member of these societies, surgeons must reach a high level of quality and skill in their work. The society ensures that surgeons have regular access to training and resources so they always work at their best.
At Medbelle, we only work with surgeons who are a member of either or both of these societies. This ensures that all our patients have access to the best surgeons and thus get the best results.
In summary, it is important that you choose your surgeon carefully and make sure they understand your desires and goals. Furthermore, it is vital that you trust your surgeon and believe they can deliver the results that you desire.

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