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Transgender Breast Augmentation with Implants


Transgender Breast Augmentation with Implants

One of the key features of outward femininity is undoubtedly a woman’s breasts. Therefore, breast augmentation in transgender women, or feminizing augmentation is one of the most gender-affirming surgeries that they can undergo in their transitions. This surgery helps improve their mental health and helps align their internal emotions with their external appearance. Dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Henderson offers transgender breast augmentation with implants in New York City. At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, we want our patients in the greater Manhattan area to feel beautiful inside and out and we will work intimately with you to achieve an aesthetic that represents you.

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What is a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Implants?

Transgender breast augmentation with implants, also known as feminizing augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery that helps transgender women increase the size and volume of their breasts by inserting silicone or saline gels. Breast implants usually have an exterior silicone implant shell, filled with either saline or a silicone gel. Saline breast implants generally are more likely to rupture and leak whereas silicone implants can feel a bit firmer.

What are the Benefits of a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Implants?

Our patients who have received transgender breast augmentation with implants have shared some of the following benefits:

  • Better fitting of feminine clothes
  • Better sexual confidence
  • Enforce feminine identity
  • Improve mental health
  • Increase breast size
  • Less social conflict
  • Improved overall quality of life

Who are the Best Candidates for a Transgender Breast Augmentation with Implants?

The best candidates for transgender breast augmentation with implants in New York City would have some of the following characteristics:

  • Have been on hormone therapy for breast size boost
  • Maintain realistic expectations
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Want feminine breasts
  • Want feminine identity in their body
  • Want a sizeable increase in their breast volume

What’s the first step?

If you’re interested in getting a transgender breast augmentation with implants in the New York area, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with dual board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson. When you come to Henderson Breast Reconstruction for your appointment, Dr. Henderson will discuss your medical history, to assess your viability for the surgery. He will evaluate your breasts and outline the available surgical techniques, with their associated pros and cons. He will show you an implant sizer to decide the size of your final breasts. Remember that bigger isn’t always best and having the best proportions for your body is the ideal way to go. Dr. Henderson might also show you “before and after” photos of other patients to help you decide. 

At the end of your consultation, Dr. Henderson will create your surgical plan. Our Patient Coordinator will then help you schedule your appointment and provide you with pre-surgery instructions to help make your procedure and subsequent recovery as smooth as it can be.

What to Expect on the day of Transgender Breast Augmentation with Implants Surgery

On the day of your surgery, Dr. Henderson and his team will welcome you. The surgical plan will be reviewed with you in case of any last-minute questions and/or concerns and finally, an anesthetist will administer your general anesthesia to provide you with a more comfortable experience.

Dr. Henderson will then make incisions based on your discussion during the consultation. Common incision sites include:

  • Under the breast (inframammary incision)
  • Circumference of the areola (periareolar incision)

The various incisions have different scarring impacts so it is important that you discuss these during the consultation. 

After he is finished with the implant, Dr. Henderson will close the incisions using layered sutures in the breast tissue to provide natural breast tissue extra support and close the external breast skin incisions with sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.

On average, an augmentation should take about one hour without any complications.

Transgender Breast Augmentation with Implants Recovery

After your surgery, you will be monitored until the sedation wears off and you are discharged. You will then need to have a family member or friend drive you back home to recover in comfort.

The first couple of days after your surgery, you may experience swelling and soreness, especially if your implants were inserted beneath chest muscles. It is important to refrain from any chest-extending exercise such as jogging, swimming, or anything beyond gentle walking for the first few weeks. You can return to daily activities immediately after surgery but strenuous exercise must be avoided for the first four weeks.

Breast augmentation cost

How much does a Transgender Breast Augmentation with implants cost in New York City, NY?

The cost of a transgender breast augmentation with implants in New York City will vary on numerous factors, including the size and shape of augmentation, the type of implant used, as well as the surgeon’s fees. The best way to learn how much your procedure is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Henderson so that he can create your customized surgical plan which our Patient Coordinator can then use to provide you with a complete price breakdown.


Why choose Dr. Henderson?

Dual board-certified reconstructive surgeon and microsurgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson, should be your choice for a transgender breast augmentation with implants in New York City. At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, Dr. Henderson is committed to helping patients restore, maintain, or improve their function and appearance. Dr. Henderson’s clinical care is supported by his research and academic pursuits in the field of microsurgery and breast reconstruction.   

Dr. Henderson is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Board of Surgery (ABS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NSPS) and New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS).

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If you are interested in feminizing augmentation using breast implants, a transgender breast augmentation with implants in New York City is what you might be looking for. Please contact the office of Dr. Peter Henderson today! You can call us directly or use our website to fill out an appointment form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

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