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Finally Feel Like You

Compassionate care and exceptional aesthetic results are crucial for great outcomes for individuals undergoing the journey of transitioning from male to female. With MTF Top Surgery at the premier Chicago plastic surgery center, Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, you can achieve your aesthetic goals and a sense of overall improved quality of life that you've been needing.

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Gender-Affirming Breast Augmentation at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is always an important task, but there are certain cases where it is even more critical. Find a perfect blend of surgical excellence and genuine compassion with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Horn for your Chicago MFT Top Surgery. Dr. Horn uses only the most advanced and safest techniques to achieve superior aesthetic results.

What is MTF Top Surgery?

MTF Top Surgery, also known as gender-affirming top surgery or chest feminization, is a surgical procedure designed to feminize the chest for individuals transitioning from male to female. This comprehensive procedure involves the adjustment of existing breast tissue and the strategic placement of breast implants to create a more feminine contour and appearance. Dr. Horn utilizes advanced surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology to achieve natural-looking results for a breakthrough in confidence.

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Gender-Affirming Breast Augmentation Options

Since chest feminization is incredibly versatile, a wide variety of options are available to personalize your results.

Breast Implant Type

There are several different types of implant materials and shapes that offer each patient the ability to choose exactly what's right for them. Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline, can be placed with a smaller incision, and offer a more dramatic, round breast look. Silicone implants have a more natural look and feel and have less risk of complications but require a slightly larger incision. Round and teardrop shapes are also options depending on the patient's preference.

Breast Implant Incision

The incision type typically depends on the implant itself. They may be periareolar, around all or part of the areola, or inframammary, where they are made in the crease underneath the breast.

Breast Implant Placement

Placement also depends on the implant type as well as anatomy. Submuscular placement goes below the muscles in the chest and can provide a more natural look, while subglandular placement is above the muscle.

What can MTF Top Surgery do for me?

MTF Top Surgery can profoundly impact your quality of life and contribute to a more authentic and fulfilling sense of well-being. By feminizing the chest contours and enhancing breast volume, this procedure can greatly enhance self-confidence. Benefits for our MTF Top Surgery patients include:

  • Achieving a more feminine chest contour and appearance
  • Enhancing self-esteem and body image
  • Alleviating discomfort and dysphoria associated with chest appearance
  • Facilitating a more seamless transition and alignment with gender identity
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Am I a candidate for MTF Top Surgery?

Since this is complex surgery for a variety of reasons, the best way to determine if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with a qualified surgeon. If you'd like to find out if you're a candidate for MTF Top Surgery Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Horn, can address that and any other questions you have during your initial visit. Call us today!

Consultation and Preparation

At your consultation, Dr. Horn will take the time to get to know you, your background, and your aesthetic preferences to ensure that an optimal treatment plan can be created. You will also receive detailed information on how to prepare for this procedure.


Breast augmentation procedures are typically performed under general anesthesia and usually take several hours to complete. Dr. Horn will use a combination of surgical skill and artistry to sculpt and contour the breasts for outstanding results with the utmost level of safety and care.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Following MTF Top Surgery, most patients experience some initial swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which are normal and can be managed with prescribed pain medication and proper post-operative care. Most patients can expect to return to work and light activities within a week, with gradual resumption of normal activities over the following weeks. Optimal results after breast surgery typically take six months to a year as the implants continue to settle.

Why choose MTF Top Surgery with Dr. Horn?

Dr. Michael Horn is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed over 10,000 breast augmentation procedures, including MTF Top Surgery, and is a true specialist in his field. He and his staff are committed to providing compassionate care and achieving natural-looking results that match each patient's unique goals and preferences. Dr. Horn's meticulous attention to detail, artistic skill, and dedication to patient care have earned him recognition as one of the leading plastic surgeons in Chicago.

Schedule Your Chicago, IL, MTF Top Surgery Consultation at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa Today

If you're considering MTF Top Surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Horn today. Take the first step towards achieving your authentic self with confidence. Contact us at (312) 202-9000 or use our convenient online contact form to schedule your consultation.

MTF Top Surgery FAQs

Some discomfort and soreness can be expected during the recovery period, but this can be managed with pain medication and plenty of rest.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with MTF Top Surgery, including infection, bleeding, changes in nipple sensation, and scarring. With a qualified professional, serious risks are rare.

Yes, this procedure provides permanent results in terms of breast augmentation. However, it's important to note that breast implants may need to be replaced or removed in the future due to natural changes in the body or implants simply aging.

The cost of MTF Top Surgery can vary depending on factors such as the surgeon's fee, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and the type of breast implants used.

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.

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