Transgender Top Surgery & the hybrid nipple flap: A retrospective review of data on surgical outcomes and patient-reported satisfaction at NYU Langone Medical Center, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery

Background

Top surgery is the most frequently performed transition-related procedure sought by trans men, initiated by patients who wish to align their physical body (chest wall) with a preferred gender identity. Technical goals of this... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

In this presentation, the author recounts her groups’ recent experience with their preferred surgical technique— referred to as the Hybrid Nipple Flap—and reviews retrospective patient data on associated primary and... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

A retrospective chart review was undertaken of 50 top surgery cases overseen by a single surgeon (Alexes Hazen MD) during a twelve month period at NYU Langone Medical Center (March 2015-March 2016, Hansjörg Wyss Department of... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

In our chart review, data from fifty electronic medical charts was retrospectively analyzed for demographics (patient age, sex, medical history, hormone therapy regimen, length of hospital stay), pre and post op photographs... [ view full abstract ]

Results

In transgender men, the Hybrid Nipple Flap technique is a reliable, reproducible, and effective top surgery technique. The majority of patients who responded to our survey reported a general sense of satisfaction with surgical... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

As funding for bilateral mastectomy and associated chest re-contouring for trans men is continually disputed throughout the United States and elsewhere, our findings contribute to a much-needed body of evidence that top... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Grace Poudrier (Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY), Whitney Saia (Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY), Jessie Yu (Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY), Alexes Hazen (Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Surgery

Session

PS-6 » E-Posters Surgery (2) (16:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Aegean)