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Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation

If you are looking for the best transgender breast augmentation plastic surgery, we are here to help.

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What Is Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation?

Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation plastic surgery, is a procedure designed to help individuals on their journey of gender transition by creating fuller and more feminine breasts. This surgery involves the placement of prosthetic silicone gel implants within the chest area, resulting in a more feminine breast appearance. As an accredited plastic surgeon with years of experience and an unwavering attention to detail, Dr. Veerle Rotsaert is dedicated to understanding the unique challenges and biological differences involved in cisgender and gender affirming breast augmentations. She offers this transformative procedure to individuals seeking to align their physical appearance with their true self and gender identity.

Things You Should Know Before Your Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation Procedure In London

1. Pre-procedure Preparation: Before undergoing Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation with Dr Veerle Rotsaert, it is important to engage in thorough pre-procedure preparation. This includes scheduling a consultation with Dr Rotsaert to discuss your goals, expectations, and medical history. She will evaluate your overall health and assess your suitability for the procedure. Additionally, Dr Rotsaert will provide detailed instructions on preparing for the surgery, such as avoiding certain medications or supplements that may interfere with the procedure.

2. Risks and Potential Complications: As with any surgical procedure, Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation carries certain risks and potential complications. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will explain these to you during your consultation. These may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, implant-related issues, and changes in nipple or breast sensation. Dr Rotsaert will address your concerns, explain the steps taken to minimise risks, and provide guidance on how to manage potential complications.

3. Pre-procedure Instructions: Dr Veerle Rotsaert will provide specific pre-procedure instructions to ensure the best possible outcome for your Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation. These instructions may include refraining from smoking and avoiding certain medications or herbal supplements that can increase the risk of complications. Dr Rotsaert may also advise you to arrange for someone to accompany you to the surgical facility and assist you during the initial stages of recovery.

4. Preparing for Recovery: Preparing for the recovery period after Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation is crucial for a smooth healing process. Dr Veerle Rotsaert will guide you through the steps to take before the surgery to ensure you have a comfortable recovery. This may involve preparing your home environment, arranging for post-operative care, and understanding the timeline for returning to your regular activities. Dr Rotsaert will provide detailed post-operative instructions tailored to your specific needs, helping you achieve the best possible outcome.

5. Questions to Ask: When considering Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation with Dr Veerle Rotsaert, it is essential to ask the right questions to ensure you are well-informed and confident in your decision. Some important questions to consider include:

  • What type of breast implants are recommended for my specific case?
  • What are the risks and potential complications associated with this procedure?
  • How long is the recovery period, and what can I expect during the healing process?
  • Can you provide examples of previous patients who have undergone this procedure?
  • What are the expected outcomes and potential limitations of Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation?

By discussing these questions with Dr Rotsaert, you can gain a deeper understanding of the procedure and make an informed decision about your gender affirming journey.

What Kind of Anaesthesia is Used?

The Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This means that you will be completely asleep during the procedure, ensuring your comfort and safety. However, it’s important to note that general anesthesia carries inherent risks. To minimise any potential complications, it is crucial that you provide a comprehensive medical history, including any existing conditions and medications, so that the anesthesia team can assess the suitability of the procedure for you.

How Long Does Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation Takes?

On average, the Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation surgery takes approximately one to two hours to complete. However, the actual duration may vary depending on individual factors and the complexity of the procedure. During your consultation, we will discuss the estimated time required for your specific case.

Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation Results & Aftercare

After the Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation surgery, you will immediately notice a change in the appearance of your breasts. However, it is important to keep in mind that swelling, soreness, and a feeling of heaviness in the breasts are normal in the initial weeks of recovery. To support the healing process and ensure optimal results, you will be provided with a special recovery bra and, in some cases, an implant strap. These aids help keep the breast implants in place as they settle.

Over time, typically within a month to six weeks, you will observe a more natural appearance as the swelling subsides and the breast implants continue to settle. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided to you, including any recommended aftercare appointments, to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible results. Remember, as I always say, “Results will only get better.”

Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation Treatment Summary

Time Of Work

1-2 weeks

Surgical Garments

Worn for 6 weeks

Hospital Stay

1 day

Full Recovery

4-6 weeks


After 1 week


After 1 week

Sleeping Position

On back 1-2 weeks

Physical Activity

4-6 weeks

How Long Before I Can Return to Normal Activities?

The recovery period following Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation surgery varies from individual to individual. While you may be able to resume light activities within a few days, it is important to allow yourself ample time for healing and rest. Most patients can typically return to normal activities, including work and non-strenuous exercises, after approximately six weeks. However, it is important to listen to your body and follow the specific instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a safe and successful recovery.

Will I Have Scars After Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation

Like any surgical procedure, Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation does involve the possibility of scarring. However, every effort is made to minimise the appearance of scars and place incisions strategically. Incisions are usually made in inconspicuous areas, such as the natural creases beneath the breast or along the areolar border, to ensure that any resulting scars are discreet. Additionally, various techniques and suturing methods may be employed to promote optimal healing and minimise the visibility of scars. During your consultation, we can discuss scar management strategies in more detail to address any concerns you may have.

Dr. V's View On Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation

“I believe that Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation is not only about physical transformation but also about empowering individuals to align their physical appearance with their true selves and gender identity. It is a deeply personal and transformative journey, and I am honoured to be a part of it. My goal is to provide personalised care, addressing your unique needs, desires, and concerns throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the final results.”


The recovery period for Gender Affirming/Transgender Breast Augmentation surgery varies from person to person. Generally, it takes approximately six weeks for most patients to fully recover. However, individual healing rates may differ. It is crucial to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon and attend any scheduled follow-up appointments for proper monitoring and guidance throughout your recovery.

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Lucie Waldron
Lucie Waldron
One year post surgery - The best decision going to Dr V! Having lost a significant amount of weight (50kg) at the age of 21 my breasts were very low from the loose skin. After my initial consultation where she helped me and talked through all the options I had and guided me with her expertise on what would look best from her professional opinion from feeling my skin and her experience. Especially as my skin was very difficult. Had a breast lift with implants put it, surgery went so smoothly and 1 year post op they are looking incredible. So thankful to Dr V and her team, as well as the nurses at the Welbeck Hospital. After the operation was getting constant check ups both in person and over the phone. Would recommend she made feel so comfortable and the has made me so confident in my body! Thank you for everything 🙂
jane Blackall
jane Blackall
I took a long time looking for the perfect surgeon- and I found her. Every single step of the process has been kind, considerate, professional and consultative. The corrective surgery is even better than I hoped. The post operative care amazing.
Germana Bal
Germana Bal
I trust Dr V entirely , she does my profhilo and I refer her all my friends and clients for breasts enhancement, she is so professional kind and talented . The best!
Charlotte Cooke
Charlotte Cooke
Undergoing elective surgery was not something I rushed into. After extensive research I met with Dr Rotsaert, and knew I had met the right surgeon to carry out my procedure. Finally a surgeon who is professional, compassionate, and demonstrates expertise!!! My initial enquiry was well received by a friendly knowledgeable team who made the booking process easy. Dr Rotsaert created a relaxed environment for me at consultation, and listened to my concerns - I left feeling reassured and well informed with my personal treatment plan. The lovely nurses Amina and Alice helped prepare me for surgery and were extremely attentive (they were also at hand for my post operative care which was nice for continuity) When I arrived at hospital the experience and trust was confirmed as soon as I walked through the door to the moment I left. I was made to feel VIP and relaxed in the knowledge I was in safe hands. Post operatively went as smoothly as I could have hoped for. The only fault being my personal lack of patience to being fully recovered. 6 weeks after surgery I can honestly say I’m delighted with my results and as cliche as it sounds wish I had done it sooner. Dr Rotsaert and her team listened and guided me throughout. With their support and expertise they turned a nerve wracking decision of mine into one of best decisions I’ve made. Gold star service!
From the very first email I sent and my initial consultation with Dr V, all the way through to my surgery day and 6 week post operation appointment, I have been so happy with how I have been treated. Dr V always made me feel comfortable and at ease, and I trusted she understood exactly what I wanted. The results are even better than I could've imagined. I have a newfound love for my body and my confidence has increased tenfold, all thanks to her wonderful work. Definitely the best decision I have every made. I can't thank Dr V and her team enough. Highly recommend!
Marie Lewis
Marie Lewis
I’d highly recommend Dr V to anyone looking for a natural breast enhancement. She put me at ease straight away, no getting topless on Zoom, no 3D simulation, but a face to face initial consultation telling me exactly what was possible and making me touch and try several implants on. I also felt like she would take her time during the surgery instead of rushing it in 20-30 minutes which was important to me. The recovery was way easier than I expected and my results 2.5 months in are amazing, I got my breasts back which had “deflated” after having and breastfeeding my daughter and I really wanted that natural effect which I got with Motiva Joy implants and demi projection. The fact the post-op appointments are included is also a great touch.
Kate Gill-Carter
Kate Gill-Carter
A true professional. Dr V was thorough, informative and managed expectations at all stages. The results I have had have changed my life and how I feel about my body.
Hollie Johnson
Hollie Johnson
I went to see Dr Veerle and I knew straight away that I wanted to go with her. She knew exactly what I wanted and made me feel very comfortable. I am so happy with my results and had made feel so much more confident. Thank you so much can’t recommend her enough.
Jordan Perrin
Jordan Perrin
The most amazing surgeon, very skilled and genuinely cares for her patients. She has changed my life and boosted my confidence. Would recommend to anyone.
Zoe Bourn
Zoe Bourn
Dr Veerle was everything I had hoped I would find in a surgeon. Having done a lot of my own research and prep over the course of a few years, she was able to answer all my questions in a way that reassured me she was extremely professional, fully knowledgable and skilled/experienced enough to offer the best result. She was also generous with her time where it mattered whilst being efficient in the process. There was absolutely no hint of an upsell or any encouragement to consider additional procedures from her side which I had encountered elsewhere and had put me off. Post-procedure she has also proven a dedicated surgeon and is happy to be involved in the evolving result and post-operative journey. Dr Veerle is the best!

About Dr. Veerle Rotsaert

Dr. Veerle is known for her meticulous approach and personalised treatment plans. She understands that each patient is unique, and takes the time to listen to their concerns and goals. With a deep understanding of the latest advancements in plastic surgery, Dr. Veerle utilises innovative techniques to achieve natural-looking and harmonious results.

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