FTM Body Contouring


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Female to male (FTM) body contouring surgery combine FTM chest contouring (also called top surgery) with additional body contouring to make the patient's overall shape more masculine.

As the female body develops, hormones like estrogen begin to store fat in the hips, legs, and buttocks for an hourglass shape (narrow waist and larger hips). To transform to a more masculine upper body with a V-shaped torso (wide chest, narrow waist and hips), FTM body contouring at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City typically uses liposuction to remove fat from the hips, thighs, and butt.

I recently underwent top surgery with Dr. Caplin and could not be happier with my care experience!! She is highly knowledgeable on the procedure and answered all my questions. I've been healing well so far and cannot wait to see my final results.


High definition liposuction can also be used to define the abdominal muscles and reveal a "six-pack." In many cases, the fat removed will be used to create a smooth line from the chest to the waist. Patients transitioning from female to male should talk to Oklahoma City cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin to get personalized recommendations for their FTM body contouring plan.

Surgical Technique

Since every patient will have a unique FTM body contouring plan, the plastic surgeon will talk to the patient during the consultation to go over the best surgical technique for their needs.

Had a phenomenal experience! The staff was kind and understanding. I was having a double incision mastectomy with free nipple graft (chest reconstruction & masculinization). I had a platysmaplasty and some liposuction on my flanks (love handles). The staff and Dr. Caplin made an uncomfortable situation bearable. They walked me through the process and made certain I understood everything. Dr. Caplin and Dr. Nesiba kept in touch with me throughout my healing process thru text messages and phone calls. I could not have asked for a better experience for my very first surgery.


Liposuction incisions will be kept as small as possible and placed in locations that are easily concealed, like natural skin folds. After the liposuction is complete, the fat may be purified and transferred to the upper torso to make the transition from the chest to the waist smoother.

During/After Surgery

Most FTM body contouring surgeries are performed with the patient under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. After the surgery, the patient will be wrapped in compression garments that will speed the patient's recovery by increasing circulation, which minimizes swelling and bruising.

Your surgeon will go over post-surgical instructions including how long to wear your compression garment, scar management, when to return to the office for follow up appointments, and more.

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    Dr. Caplin was amazing! She walked me through the whole procedure and put me at ease. The results were just what I hoped they would be!


    was amazed how above and beyond all the staff goes to make sure you have a wonderful experience. Dr. Caplin is the only Plastic Surgeon I will see in the future!



    FTM Body Contouring FAQs

    Waist-to-chest ratio?

    The desired ratio of the male waist to the chest depends on the patient's frame, personal preference, and more, but the male body is considered most attractive when the chest is 4 – 6 times larger than the waist for a v-shaped torso.

    Adding HRT therapy?

    Patients should talk to their doctor about the advantages and risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help their transformation. The additional testosterone can make it easier for the patient to build larger muscles in the upper body for a more natural appearance.

    Upper body weight training?

    To get the best results, patients should use a high-protein diet and exercise to naturally eliminate body fat and build muscle. Patients may consider having a personal trainer help them develop the upper body (particularly the back, neck, and shoulders) to strengthen and broaden the upper body for a more natural result. Patients should talk to their plastic surgeon before starting exercise and weight lifting after their surgery to prevent injury.


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