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Dr. Russell Sassani Fort Lauderdale, FL


Dr. Russel Sassani is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He provides state of the art MTF and FTM surgeries.  He regularly performs gender confirming procedures designed to change transgendered patients' bodies so that their image better matches their identity.

Dr Sassani and our entire team are dedicated to the health and well-being of all of our patients and we understand the intensely personal journey you are on.

Gender Confirming Services

FTM Procedures

Top Surgery

Double Incision Method

Peri-areolar Method

Body Masculinization (Liposuction)

MTF Procedures

Breast Augmentation

Brazilian Butt Lift

Feminization Rhinoplasty

Body Feminization (Liposuction)

Tracheal Shave

Face and Neck Lift

Fat Grafting with Stem Cells

Facial Implants


Ear Lobe Reduction


FTM Chest Surgery

The most common surgery procedures include bilateral mastectomy (breast removal) and male chest contouring. Below is an explanation of Double Incision (DI) and Periareolar procedures.

Double Incision (DI)

The double incision top surgery procedure is ideal for medium to large chested men. During this procedure, the skin on the chest is opened along two horizontal incisions, at the top and bottom of the pectoral muscle. (The muscle itself is not touched.) The skin is pulled back and the breast tissue is then removed. Additional liposuction may be performed to adjust contour. The nipples are removed, re-sized and grafted on the chest.



The periareolar top surgery procedure is ideal for small chested men (B-sized chests and good skin elasticity). During this procedure, an incision is made all around the border of the areola. Additionally, a second, larger concentric circle incision is made and the resulting ring of skin removed. Breast tissue and additional liposuction may be performed. A "drawstring" technique is used to bring the skin together and connect it to the edges of the areola, which may be downsized. With periareolar, the nipple stalk is usually left intact, though some surgeons will resize the nipple itself. Nerve sensation is often maintained.

Periareolar top surgery is typically an outpatient surgery that lasts 2-4 hours under general anesthesia.


Dr. Russell Sassani is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He is university trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has additional specialized fellowship training.
For your convenience we offer financing plans through Advance Care and Care Credit.  Please contact our office to learn more about potential options for your procedure.


Dr. Russell F. Sassani and Take Shape Plastic Surgery have become the premier providers of plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement services in South Florida. Outstanding results and exceptional care attract patients from all over the globe. We routinely work with patients from all over the world and we are happy to help you plan so that you can make just one trip to Florida if you prefer.


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