Areas commonly considered for body masculinization:
Liposuction is used to restructure feminine contours and voluptuousness, precisely removing fat from various parts of the body to tone the patient’s physique. While every patient is entirely unique and every consultation deeply personal, transferring the traditionally feminine curvature into a masculine physique may mean operating on these areas, as changes here reflect most prominently and tend to be the key differences between the male and female makeup:
- Upper torso; chest and back
- Abdomen; tummy tuck
- Thighs; inner and outer
Who makes a good candidate for BMS?
The best candidates for body masculinization surgery are persons 18 years old or older who have a weight that is well proportioned to their frame and who are either non-smokers or persons who can quit smoking for at least 4 weeks before the procedure.
It’s important to be healthy and at a stable weight. If a patient has any significant weight fluctuations post op, they can lead to the need for revisions. It is also highly recommended that you’ve been on masculinizing hormones for at least a year (if testosterone is being used as part of your transition process) since it can affect musculature and fat distribution, which will help to minimize surgical interventions.
About the BMS procedure
Body Masculinization is a commonly performed and safe procedure. Most BMS cases are performed as outpatient procedures and require no hospital stay. A more involved procedure could require a hospital stay of a day or two, though this is quite rare. General anesthesia is typically used to ensure safety and patient comfort.
Masculinization procedures on multiple parts of the body can typically be done all at the same time. However, based on patient wishes and recovery time, we may also space out the procedures to give your body time to heal between operations, such as when top surgery (mastectomy), abdominoplasty, pectoral implants and liposuction are all required. There are multiple ways to time the operations, and our experienced surgeons will work closely with you to establish a timeline that is safe, personalized, and effective for you.
In either case, patients will be carefully walked through any postoperative suggestions and guidelines and be able to get any questions they may have answered so they are confident and comfortable.