Top surgery helps bridge the gap between how you look and who you are. Dr. Rebecca Garza, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon in Schererville, Indiana, performs top surgery for patients of all genders from Crown Point, Munster, and beyond. People choose Dr. Garza for her meticulous and skillful approach to top surgery and the compassionate care she and her entire team are known for.

What Is Top Surgery?

Top surgery is a procedure designed to alter the chest’s appearance to align with gender identity. Breast removal can help individuals achieve a flatter, more defined chest contour and improve their overall self-confidence and body image. It is a crucial step for patients undergoing FTM (female-to-male) transitions or those seeking a more masculine or gender-neutral appearance.

Dr. Garza also offers chest feminization with breast implants or fat transfer for those transitioning MTF (male-to-female) or those who would like a more feminine physique. No matter your goals, Dr. Garza will approach your surgery with empathy and a personalized approach.

Your Top Surgery Consultation With Dr. Garza

Your gender-affirming journey begins with a consultation. Dr. Garza ensures that you feel heard and understood throughout the entire process and spends as much time as needed to answer your questions and educate you about the procedure (including rare but possible risks and complications). Be prepared to discuss your medical history and undergo a limited physical examination.

Top Surgery Before and After Photos

As part of your consultation, Dr. Garza will share former patients’ before and after top surgery photos. Seeing these photos can give you a better understanding of the potential results you can expect and ensure that the surgery aligns with your expectations and goals.

Dr. Garza

Meet Your Surgeon,
Rebecca Garza, M.D.

Dr. Garza is one of the most accomplished female board-certified plastic surgeons in Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She completed elite fellowship training and is active in several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. She performs a full range of facial procedures, as well as breast enhancement and body contouring, all tailored to your personal needs.

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Complementary Procedures

In addition to top surgery, Dr. Garza may discuss complementary procedures that can enhance your results. Commonly combined procedures include:

What To Expect From Your Top Surgery

Top surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis, meaning that you will be discharged after surgery and can recuperate in the comfort of your own home. In the case of FTM surgery, Dr. Garza will remove the excess breast tissue, contour the chest, and resize and reposition the nipples for a natural-looking result. For MTF surgeries, the process is essentially the same as a breast augmentation procedure.

Dr. Garza will go over the specifics of your surgery and recovery during your consultation, ensuring you clearly understand the process.

Top Surgery Recovery

After top surgery, you can usually expect at least 2 weeks of downtime. The duration may vary depending on the extent of your procedure. You may need to have drains in place to aid in fluid removal and wear compression garments to manage swelling and support the healing process.

Dr. Garza will provide detailed postoperative instructions and advise you on a timeline for when you can expect to return to work and resume your regular activities.

A Reputation Built on Results

A Reputation
Built on Results

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Top Surgery FAQs

Will I need to stop hormone therapy before top surgery?

Dr. Garza will discuss any necessary adjustments to your hormone therapy during your consultation.

Is top surgery covered by insurance?

Dr. Garza does not accept insurance for top surgery or most plastic surgery procedures. However, she does offer financing options through Alphaeon® and CareCredit®.

Trust a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
for Your Top Surgery

Choosing the right surgeon is essential for a successful top surgery experience. Dr. Rebecca Garza’s expertise and commitment to your well-being make her a trusted partner in your gender-affirming journey. If you are ready to take the next step, please request a consultation or call us at (219) 322-3131 today.