Top Surgery

The chest is a highly visible indicator of gender, and for transgender individuals, it can heighten feelings of dysphoria and discomfort. Gender-affirming top surgery is a highly individualized procedure designed to give people from Troy, Delmar, and throughout Albany County, the chest they’ve always envisioned. If you are looking to change the shape, size, and overall appearance of your chest, top surgery in Latham, NY, may be the solution.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore is proud to offer gender-affirming top surgery to Albany County patients as they transition. He has performed thousands of breast procedures throughout his more than 20 years of practice and was one of the first surgeons in the area to provide this empowering procedure.

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Dr. RockmoreBoard-Certified Plastic Surgeon

When you meet with Dr. Rockmore, you’ll understand why men and women trust him with their plastic surgery results. His years of experience and refined aesthetic eye place him among the top plastic surgeons in the Capital Region.

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How Much Does Top Surgery Cost in Latham & Troy, NY?

The cost of top surgery at our Latham, NY, practice near Albany varies with the specifics of the surgery and individual patient factors. Patients receive a personalized price quote during their consultation with Dr. Rockmore. Visit our Pricing page for general price ranges.

Are You a Candidate for Top Surgery?

Ideal candidates for top surgery are in good general health and are looking for a chest that better aligns with their identified gender. The decision to move forward with top surgery is a deeply personal one, so Dr. Rockmore will take plenty of time with you to talk through your goals, your treatment plan, and what you can expect throughout the process so you feel confident about your choice.

Dr. Rockmore’s personal approach and focus on connecting with his patients are among the reasons he has become such a trusted source for top surgery. Not only does he create exceptional surgical results, but he and his team also provide support and compassion each step of the way.  

“Dr. Rockmore and his staff were always very helpful, friendly, professional, and respectful. Very nice results from my surgery. Very happy and would recommend to other folks seeking top surgery.”

-Real patient

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How Is Female to Male (FTM) Top Surgery Performed?

Female to male top surgery involves removing breast tissue to create a flat, masculine silhouette. The chest is typically contoured with liposuction, and nipples and areola can be resized or repositioned to achieve a natural-looking appearance and shape.

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FTM top surgery techniques vary for each person, based on your existing breast tissue, but procedures typically include the double incision technique or the periareolar procedure.

  • Double incision: Typically recommended for people with large amounts of breast tissue or diminished skin elasticity and sag. This procedure removes both breast tissue and the excess skin, leaving an incision in the creases beneath where the breasts once were. The nipples are then removed, repositioned, and resized. This is the most commonly performed procedure for top surgery and most people are candidates.
  • Periareolar: This approach involves tissue removal through 2 concentric circle incisions around the areola, which keeps the nipple stalk and nerve intact.

Dr. Rockmore will talk in-depth with you about each approach and ways he may customize your procedure to better suit your goals.

How Is Male to Female (MTF) Top Surgery Performed?

Male to female (MTF) top surgery is very similar to traditional breast augmentation. It involves the use of breast implants to create fuller, rounder breasts and feminize the chest. While hormone therapy can result in moderate breast development, implants will provide a much more feminine breast shape and size. Dr. Rockmore uses a variety of techniques to create feminine curves that proportionally fit your frame.

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What Is Top Surgery Recovery Like?

Dr. Rockmore performs top surgery as an outpatient procedure at the fully accredited surgical center near his office, typically while you are under general anesthesia. You’ll return home the same day with detailed instructions for aftercare. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases, your chest shape improves, and your scars fade. Dr. Rockmore will schedule follow-up outpatient visits as needed. Most people return to work in about 7 to 10 days, though this may take longer if your job Is more physically demanding.

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Dr. Rockmore performs top surgery in Latham for people from Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and throughout eastern New York. Request a consultation online or call (518) 328-3330 to schedule your appointment.