Top Surgery Specialists of NYC | FTM, MTF, Non-Binary (N) Top Surgery
Top Surgery Specialists of NYC (located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York) specializes in Top Surgery for Male to Female (MTF), Female to Male (FTM), and Gender Non-Binary (N) patients. Our top-rated, board certified plastic surgeons are internationally known for providing natural-looking results. As Top Surgery specialist plastic surgeons, we support, endorse, and follow the Standards of Care for transgender, trans-individuals set out by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). We are proud to offer our patients Top Surgery with a truly talented multi-disciplinary team of surgeons and support staff.
Please Note: Our boutique specialized Top Surgery practice can get you on the calendar for surgery within a month of your consultation.
We do not treat minors. You must be at least 18 years of age.
Top Surgery Specialists of NYC accepts most commercial insurance plans for FTM, MTF, and Gender Nonconforming (N) Top Surgery. Our dedicated insurance coordinators are glad to consult you about your individual insurance plan coverage and benefits. We work with both in and out of network insurance benefits and can provide you with detailed benefit and coverage information prior to your visit. Due to the uniqueness of this specialty, our team works diligently to advocate on each patient’s behalf and work with a variety of plans to obtain coverage for your procedure.” To see if we can work with your insurance plan, please fill out this insurance verification form. One of our staff will respond to you quickly with more information about your insurance coverage.
Schedule a Free 15-minute Phone Consultation
During your complimentary 15-minute phone consultation with one of our Patient Care Coordinators you can ask questions about surgery, costs, financing, and health insurance coverage. You will then be able to schedule an appointment with one of our Plastic Surgeons.
We are in-network with many United Healthcare and Oxford plans and may accept The Empire Plan (NYSHIP), BlueCross BlueShield New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), Cigna, and Aetna plans if you have out-of-network benefits.
Your California health insurance (should you be in-network or have out-of-network benefits) may be accepted at our New York City breast surgery practice.
Unfortunately, we are UNABLE to work with: BlueCross BlueShield, except for BCBS New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), Medicare, Medicaid, and Straight Medi-Cal.
When patients choose Top Surgery Specialists of NYC for the Top Surgery, we aim to provide the best service and best surgical results possible. The extensive information on this website is designed to enhance your understanding of your top surgery options. The more informed you are, the more empowered you will be to make the best decisions for yourself. Our work with the Transgender and Non-Binary community in NYC is deeply meaningful, and we are honored to participate in our patients’ stories. We welcome you to the Top Surgery Specialists of NYC.
Words cannot fully convey the respect and gratitude I have and felt from the moment I entered the office. I was embraced by a serenity that demonstrated his sincere mission of wanting the best for his patients. Any misgivings I may have had about getting surgery were immediately dispersed, he provided a safe and understanding space to still all of my concerns. I have had nothing but positive experiences and his caring and friendly staff (they run on time and you never feel hurried). I truly felt cared for during and after my surgery—my surgeon called the night before my surgery to see if I had any questions or concerns, he stayed after my surgery and called the next day to see if I was doing well. Thank you! ~ RealSelf
Top surgery is the most commonly performed gender affirmation/gender reassignment surgery (GRS) for MTF/N and FTM/N patients – it is an important step in the transition journey. Transgender top surgery is a reconstructive surgical procedure tailored to the unique desired surgical outcome for the individual and is designed to provide the necessary breast changes for patients who are interested in transforming their bodies towards the gender that they identify as including Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) or Non-Binary (NB).
Female to Male Top Surgery / Non-Binary (FTM/N) Top Surgery: For FTM/N the surgical goals are to reduce “female” characteristics and make the chest look more flat and chiseled. FTM/N Top Surgery involves specialized mastectomies which include removing breast tissue and excess skin, often requiring disruption of the lower breast fold, positioning of symmetry scars, using liposuction to sculpt and perfect the chest contour, and altering the size and location of the nipple and areola. This is done in a manner to preserve as much sensation as possible, and to minimize scarring when possible. There are a variety of surgical approaches to FTM/N Top Surgery (such as Double Incision or Keyhole), and the specific approach for each patient is tailored to their individual anatomy. Aspects of the post-surgical result such as the degree of chest flatness or nipple-areola position can be adjusted to the patient’s desires. We do offer the option of completely removing the nipples and areolas for those patients who feel these anatomic structures are incongruent with their identity.
Male to Female Top Surgery / Non-Binary (MTF/N) Top Surgery: With MTF/N breast augmentation surgery, the plastic surgeon uses techniques to create pockets under the breast in which breast implants will be placed to create the size and volume that the patient desires. There are a variety of surgical approaches to MTF/N Top Surgery (such as incision location and implant position relative to the pectorals muscle), and the specific approach for each patient will be tailored to their individual anatomy. This is done in a manner to preserve as much sensation as possible and to minimize scarring when possible.
Top Surgery Specialists of NYC provides:
- Experienced board certified, best in class plastic surgeons.
- We can help you find out if Top Surgery is a benefit covered by your insurance carrier.
- You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of a top-rated concierge environment in Manhattan, NY: without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork.
- Top Surgery can either be performed in our own boutique office-based surgical suite or at a nearby top-rated ambulatory surgical center.
- We offer virtual online consultations for patients anywhere in the world.
- Multidisciplinary care for our patients including referrals to our verified network of physicians and therapists experienced in trans-competent care.
- The ability to finance your FTM, MTF, or Non-Binary (N) Top Surgery procedure with CareCredit.
We work closely with our patients and taking the time to listen to your desires, tailoring every surgery technique to help achieve your unique goals.
From the initial visit in July 2018 to the surgery on January 10, 2019 there is nothing more to say than he is the BEST there is!! His professionalism, knowledge and easy personable manner put me at ease immediately and continued through to the pre-op visit (which I was extremely nervous about as I wasn’t sure I should actually go forward with the surgery). That being said – I decided to go forward because of his confidence in knowing that he could help me and also the support of his amazing staff. The surgery was literally “A walk in the park” as Dr. Blechman said it would be. The hospital he scheduled me to have the surgery in in NYC was top notch with the best care imaginable. It was a relatively smooth process from start to finish and the recovery has been extremely easy. The doctor stayed in touch with me continually after I came home to check to see how I was on a daily basis. He is obviously the reason for my success story and I would highly recommend him for any procedure he has expertise in that anyone needs. Go no further – you have found the best! I did and I’m so very happy!! He has already changed my life for the better and it’s not even a week since my surgery. ~ Google
To comply with the WPATH Standards of Care, our surgeons act as part of a multi-disciplinary team and rely on the expertise of qualified mental health professionals to provide written documentation of the diagnosis of gender dysphoria, as well as their support of Top Surgery as the next step in the transition process. If you already have a mental health professional that can provide this documentation, then we are happy to work with that provider.
Top Surgery Specialists of NYC specializes in taking exceptional care of each Top Surgery patient from the initial consultation to the post-recovery period. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients comes with the responsibility and dedication of the best in class, board certified plastic surgeons, and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in patient care and final surgical outcome. As top-rated, best in class Top Surgery specialists, we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. The goal of Top Surgery is to achieve the most natural result possible and to help satisfy our patient’s physical transition goals. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a Top Surgery consultation, please feel free to contact us:
Top Surgery Specialists of NYC
800A 5th Ave
New York, NY 10065