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Gender-affirming chest surgery

Surgeries to remove and/or construct a person’s chest to be more aligned with that person’s gender identity. Also referred to as top surgery. Types of chest surgeries include:

  • Feminizing breast surgery: breast augmentation, chest construction, or breast mammoplasty
  • Masculinizing chest surgery: mastectomy (removal of breast tissue) and chest contouring

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LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms


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