Keyhole Top Surgery
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Prior to undergoing top surgery, it’s important for patients to understand the different techniques and decide which option may be best-suited to their anatomy and goals.

One option to consider is Keyhole Top Surgery, which offers individuals a way to limit scarring and maintain nipple sensation.

Continue reading to learn all about Keyhole Top Surgery, including how it’s performed and treatment advantages. 

What is Keyhole Top Surgery?

Keyhole Top Surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that makes a small areolar incision in order to remove breast tissue and sculpt a more masculine chest appearance. It is well-suited to patients who are small chested.

How is Keyhole Top Surgery Performed?

Keyhole Top Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes one-and-a-half-to-three hours. It should be conducted by a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in top surgery and take place in an accredited surgical facility.

During the procedure, an incision is made at the base of the areola in order to extract breast tissue. The nipple may also be resized to improve its proportion to the newly sculpted chest. The nipple stalk, nerve, and areola remain intact.

What Are the Advantages of Keyhole Top Surgery?

There are several advantages to undergoing Keyhole Top Surgery. To start, this technique preserves nipple sensation, which is a concern for many patients. It also minimizes the risk of scarring and avoids removal and grafting of the nipple areolar complex.

What Can Patients Expect from Keyhole Top Surgery Recovery?

After Keyhole Top Surgery, patients are fitted with a compression binder, which they will wear for one-to-six weeks. 

Within two weeks, most individuals are able to return to work and resume daily activities. Heavy lifting and weight training are not permitted for six-to-eight weeks post-procedure.

Want Additional Information About Keyhole Top Surgery?

If you are considering Keyhole Top Surgery, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh.