MTF & FTM Surgeries

Dr. Russel Sassani is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He provides state of the art MTF and FTM surgeries. He regularly performs gender confirming procedures designed to change transgendered patients’ bodies so that their image better matches their identity.

Dr Sassani and our entire team are dedicated to the health and well-being of all of our patients and we understand the intensely personal journey you are on.

Gender Confirming Services

TM Procedures:

  • Top Surgery
  • Double Incision Method
  • Peri-areolar Method
  • Body Masculinization (Liposuction)

MTF Procedures:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Body Feminization (Liposuction)
  • Tracheal Shave
  • Face and Neck Lift
  • Fat Grafting with Stem Cells
  • Facial Implants
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Ear Lobe Reduction
  • Injectables

The average payment for these surgeries may vary, it can range from $5,000 to $9,285.
Please contact our Surgical Director to inquire about these fees 954-585-3800.


The most common surgery procedures include bilateral mastectomy (breast removal) and male chest contouring. Below is an explanation of Double Incision (DI) and Periareolar procedures.

Double Incision (DI) The double incision top surgery procedure is ideal for medium to large chested men. During this procedure, the skin on the chest is opened along two horizontal incisions, at the top and bottom of the pectoral muscle. (The muscle itself is not touched.) The skin is pulled back and the breast tissue is then removed. Additional liposuction may be performed to adjust contour. The nipples are removed, re-sized and grafted on the chest.

Periareolar The periareolar top surgery procedure is ideal for small chested men (B-sized chests and good skin elasticity). During this procedure, an incision is made all around the border of the areola. Additionally, a second, larger concentric circle incision is made and the resulting ring of skin removed. Breast tissue and additional liposuction may be performed. A “drawstring” technique is used to bring the skin together and connect it to the edges of the areola, which may be downsized. With periareolar, the nipple stalk is usually left intact, though some surgeons will resize the nipple itself. Nerve sensation is often maintained. Periareolar top surgery is typically an outpatient surgery that lasts 2-4 hours under general anesthesia.

Dr. Russell Sassani is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He is university trained in Plastic Surgery and has additional specialized fellowship training.

For your convenience we offer financing plans through Advance Care and Care Credit. Please contact our office to learn more about potential options for your procedure.

Dr. Russell F. Sassani and Take Shape Plastic Surgery have become the premier providers of plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement services in South Florida. Outstanding results and exceptional care attract patients from all over the globe. We routinely work with patients from all over the world and we are happy to help you plan so that you can make just one trip to Florida if you prefer.

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