Subcutaneous Mastectomy Surgery

Subcutaneous Mastectomy

Top surgery for non-binary individuals is a procedure to remove breast tissue (subcutaneous mastectomy). It is also called masculinizing chest surgery. The surgery can help nonbinary individuals transition physically to their self-affirmed gender and can help reduce gender dysphoria.

If your breast size is small, you might be able to have surgery that spares your skin, nipple, and areola. This type of surgery is called nipple-sparing subcutaneous mastectomy. If you have larger breasts, you might need to have your nipples and areolas taken off, resized, and placed back into position.  

The techniques Dr Kanhai uses for the subcutaneous mastectomy:

  • donut procedures
  • inverted-T
  • vertical technique
  • free nipple transfer
  • wise pattern
  • liposuction

What to expect