An Insider’s Guide to Chest Masculinization Surgery

Chest masculinization surgery, also known as top surgery, is gender-affirming chest reconstruction that removes breast tissue and sculpts the remaining tissue into what is typically considered a more male-appearing chest.

With clear and accessible language, Drake Cameron Sterling has created a blueprint to guide you through this process. You’ll learn how to interview surgeons, plan and pay for the procedure, make sound decisions, decrease your anxiety, and ready yourself before, during, and after your top surgery.

This book is a must-read for anyone considering top surgery.

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You will be empowered to:

With practical tips in every chapter, you’ll want to get your highlighter ready!


Survive the mental health assessment without losing your mind


Improve your chances of hiring the best surgeon for you


Understand top surgery types and techniques


Know what to expect on the day of surgery


Manage drains, binders, and scar therapies


Prepare yourself and your home for optimum physical and emotional recovery


Wish this book was written sooner.  Drake did a great job of bringing together a lot of information into one concise and well organized enjoyable read.  Written by someone who’s gone through the surgery for those who are planning or just thinking about top surgery, this book combines personal anecdotes and insights along with overall guidelines.

Prior to my own surgery I looked for a book like this and could not find one. I pulled my information from several on line sources and friends. Top Surgery: Unbound is the guide I wish I’d had.

This book is an incredible must-read guide for anyone considering chest masculinization surgery. Drake Cameron Sterling has filled the pages of this easy-to-read book with valuable information and guidance, intertwined with helpful and often amusing anecdotal stories of the author’s journey from planning, to surgery, to recovery.

I highly recommend this book to anyone considering top surgery, as well as to their friends, family, and loved ones. Not only does this book provide the support and guidance needed in going through this type of surgery, but it also provides a valuable set of tools one can use to help ensure their entire chest masculinization journey is as smooth as possible.

Disclaimer: The author is not a doctor. This book is intended to provide the reader with more information about top surgery, minimize any fears the reader might have, and facilitate a better dialogue with the reader’s healthcare providers. This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. Although every precaution has been taken to verify the accuracy of the information contained herein, the author and publisher assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions. No liability is assumed for damages that may result from the use of information contained within.

(c) 2016 Sterling OmniMedia, LLC