top surgery

plural top surgeries

Definition of top surgery

: a type of gender confirmation surgery in which a person's breasts are removed or augmented to match their gender identity … a transgender man who had recently undergone top surgery to feel more comfortable in his own body.— Christy Kuesel Steps in his transition from female to male include top surgery for breast removal, as well as receiving testosterone.— Schuyler Bailar — compare bottom surgery

First Known Use of top surgery

1992, in the meaning defined above

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“Top surgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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